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Dry Needling Techniques Based on Muscle Response

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 17, 2021 8:21:33 AM

Given the many different Dry Needling techniques, the answer to "which one is best" depends upon many factors. One important factor to consider is the response of the muscle to needle manipulation. In this video, Gary Kearns, PT, ScD, OCS, FAAOMPT briefly discusses several common scenarios and the most appropriate needle manipulation technique to maximize treatment effect and minimize patient discomfort.

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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Tyrees Marcy

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 14, 2021 7:54:00 AM

Tyrees Marcy, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT received her BSPT from Sacramento State University, Sacramento in 1998 and went on to complete a post-graduate certificate in manual therapy from Curtin University, Perth Australia in 2004 and a transitional doctorate degree in 2010 from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She currently works as a Faculty Member for NAIOMT, serving as a Clinical Fellowship Instructor and Teaching Assistant. She works at Olympic Sports and Spine Therapy as a Physical Therapist Float. She currently serves as a member of the NAIOMT Faculty Development Committee. She serves on the Nominating Committee for the AOPT Orthopaedic and Residency Special Interest Group and is an ABPTRFE Onsite Reviewer. Additionally, she is an Item Writer for the Specialization Academy of Content Experts [SACE]. Marcy's passion is to empower and inspire Physical Therapists to grow professionally by pursuing Faculty Positions as well as elevating current teaching expertise. 

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Lessons from Chris Showalter and the Maitland Approach

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 13, 2021 8:17:56 AM
We are pleased to introduce the next segment of our webinar series: The Eclectic PT Episode 3: Lessons from Chris Showalter and the Maitland Approach. Guest speaker Chris Showalter, Program Director of the MAPS Fellowship Program, will share his experiences from a Maitland perspective. As Chair of the Accreditation Council on Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Education (ACOMPTE), Chris will also provide insights on the future of fellowship programs in the US.
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Shoulder Assessment Strategies

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 10, 2021 9:08:36 AM

Watch NAIOMT faculty instructor Terry Pratt demonstrate assessment strategies for patients presenting with shoulder pain with push-ups and/or bench press.

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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Jason Winburne

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 8, 2021 7:56:32 AM

Faculty Clinical Fellowship Instructor Jason Winburne, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, completed his fellowship in manual therapy through NAIOMT, and was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists in 2008. Jason serves as a guest lecturer, clinical instructor and on the advisory board for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is also a guest lecturer and clinical instructor for the Texas Woman’s University. Jason is a partner with PTRA and practices at the Town East and Midtown locations in the Dallas area.

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Medial Talocrural Joint Mobilization

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 3, 2021 8:35:22 AM

In this manual therapy video, NAIOMT’s Liz Henry demonstrates a specific mobilization for the medial talocrural joint. Performing a specific mobilization for this portion of the joint can be helpful in the presence of hypermobility of the lateral part of the joint from lateral ankle sprains or other trauma. 

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NAIOMT to Resume In-person Courses

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 30, 2021 5:09:50 PM

NAIOMT is excited to announce that beginning the weekend of April 10, NAIOMT will be resuming in-person, face to face courses. The pandemic is not yet over, but there are enough positive signs emerging which give us the confidence to begin our re-opening plans. Please note carefully on our course schedule the formats in which courses are being offered. Face to face courses will return at different times across different regions.

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Assessment of Rotation in the Upper Cervical Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 30, 2021 8:22:00 AM

In this video Steve Allen demonstrates assessment of rotation in the upper cervical spine ( OA and AA articulations) . This technique is taught in the C-616 Cervical Spine II, and in class we will link this exam to stability testing of the alar ligaments as well as biomechanical assessment of this region.

For in-person guidance from Steve Allen, join him at Pinnacle Performance in Salt Lake City on April 10-11, 2021 for the course C-616 Cervical Spine II.

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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Amy Temes Clifton

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 18, 2021 5:37:03 PM

Amy Temes Clifton received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula (2007) and completed her Fellowship through NAIOMT in 2018. She splits her time between patient care and the Therapeutic Associates Education Department, where she serves as the Director of Clinical Practice as well as a mentor for new staff, residents, and fellows-in-training.

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Flexion PPIVMS

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 13, 2021 8:30:10 AM

Is there movement? Flexion PPIVMS: Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Terry Pratt demonstrate a manual therapy technique that is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course.

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