Regaining CT junction extension, while protecting the surrounding areas is always challenging. However, we all know how important this is, as the surrounding areas are commonly hypermobile therefore we need to find a technique to help us! By utilizing the attachment of the nuchal ligament and moving T1, we are producing a relative extension glide and able to accomplish this quite nicely!
Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Bill Temes' demonstration of how to restore subtler eversion motion necessary for normal gait mechanics by performing a simple manipulation of the calcaneus on the talus.
Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT received her physical therapy degree in 2001 and her DScPT degree in 2011 from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. She completed her fellowship training through NAIOMT in 2011. Stacy currently works in outpatient orthopedics in Denver, CO and is also an adjunct professor at Andrews University in the Physical Therapy Department. Stacy currently teaches NAIOMT classes in Denver, New York, Orlando and Seattle.
Bill Temes received a Certificate in Physical Therapy from New York University and began practicing in 1974. He is a graduate of the NAIOMT Fellowship Program and received his Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual therapy in 1998. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for NAIOMT and currently teaches NAIOMT courses in Portland, OR. During 2020 Bill will be teaching in San Diego, CA as part of the Accelerated Program, which allows students to complete all NAIOMT's core courses including CMPT certification in one year at a reduced cost.
Terry Pratt is the clinical director of Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy in Topsham, Maine. Terry received his MSPT from Andrews University in 1997 and his FAAOMPT in 2013 through the NAIOMT Fellowship Program. He is a Faculty, Clinical Fellowship Instructor and Examiner for NAIOMT. He currently teaches core NAIOMT courses in Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Florida.
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Watch NAIOMT's Steve Allen demonstrate a mobilization of the elbow into extension while describing key arthrokinematics, capsular pattern and vector glides to restore vital, functional motion. This technique is taught at the NAIOMT course C-626 Upper Extremity.
In the video below NAIOMT teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrates key techniques from NAIOMT's Cervical Spine I and Cervical II courses. Is spinal accessory nerve a source of chronic upper trapezius pain/tightness? Watch Liz Henry demonstrate diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction.
Liz Henry, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CCTT is the president of LifeForce Physical Therapy in Wilmington, NC where she specializes in temporomandibular and craniofacial dysfunction, golf injury rehabilitation and golf performance, and dance injury/rehabilitation. She is senior consulting therapist at the Carolina Ballet. In addition to being a member of the APTA, AAOMPT, she is also a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Liz underwent fellowship training with NAIOMT in 2011 and was accepted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).
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