One of the most common mechanical dysfunctions at the elbow is the abducted ulna syndrome. In the video below, NAIOMT teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrates diagnostics and treatment for this dysfunction.
Topics: upper extremity
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates a posterior shear test, which can be used to check for ligamentous instability.
The patient is asked to gently push into the table while the PT blocks the inferior vertebrae and feels for the superior vertebrae to slide backward. Over pressure can be applied to further assess ligamentous integrity. In a normal spine there should be little mobility here. You can compare various segments to determine where there is excessive mobility.
There are many ligaments in the ankle. If you are only checking the ones in the talocrural joint, you may be missing what your patient needs to get back to functioning. In the video below, NAIOMT teaching faculty Valerie Coolman demonstrates how to check the four ligaments in the subtalar joint.
Topics: lower extremity
What can we say? Low back pain is pervasive among our patients. And as PT's, it can be a tough nut to crack. Here are few insights gathered by our faculty of practicing clinicians over the years, that can help guide you in assessing and treating your patients who are struggling with it.
In this manual therapy video, NAIOMT’s teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrates a strong manipulation for plantar cuboid fixations that don’t respond to a cuboid whip. It can also be useful for when greater protection of the ankle joint is needed during the manipulation. This manipulation is taught at the C-621 Lower Extremity courses.
In the manual therapy technique video below, NAIOMT co-founder, mentor and master clinician Erl Pettman demonstrates a supine thoracic manipulation. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Thoracic Spine course, which Erl will be teaching in Berrien Springs in October 2020. Reserve your spot now!
Topics: Lumbar instability, lumbar scan, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, thoracic spine manipulation, lumbar disc, upper quadrant manual therapy, thoracic spine techniques
Do you often see patients with low back pain? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Laura von Wullerstorff demonstrate one way to treat and clear a patient’s low back pain due to a painful segmental hypo mobility secondary to loss of neuromuscular control. This technique is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course.
Do you have patients with a Forward Head Posture? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique to regain CT junction extension while protecting the surrounding areas. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Cervical Spine I, Cervical Spine II and Thoracic Spine courses. For more valuable insights from Valerie in person, find her teaching at our new Chicago course site.
Topics: Cervical Spine, cervical spine course, cervical spine manual therapy, cervical spine techniques, lumbar spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, upper quadrant manual therapy, cervical spine evaulation
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Valerie Coolman demonstrates a mobilization for bilateral stenosis or hyperlordotic lumbar spine unable to flex. This technique is taught at the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course. For more guidance from Valerie in person, meet her over at our new Chicago course site.
What are toe spreaders, and what are effective ways for PTs to use this tool? In the video below NAIOMT teaching faculty Angela Gordon demonstrates how to use toe spreaders to loosen up intrinsics and stretch out hard-to-reach muscles.
Topics: lower extremity