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Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Steve Allen is a graduate of the University of Southern California 1977 with a MS in Physical Therapy. Internships included attending the Kaiser Vallejo Rehab Program with Margaret Knott and Greg Johnson for intense instruction in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Steve is the founder of Evergreen Physical Therapy in Spokane and currently serves as Clinic Director at Therapeutic Associates, Inc. in Liberty Lake, Washington. Steve received his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1986 and is a 1996 graduate of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (NAIOMT) and currently serves on the board of directors for NAIOMT. Steve received his Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 1998.

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What is Similar About Horner’s Syndrome & How to Functionally Train a Patient with a Compromised Alar Ligament?

Posted by Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 24, 2018 7:47:54 PM

So what is similar about Horner’s Syndrome and how to functionally train a patient with a compromised alar ligament? The answer, my friends, is they both come up in our presentation in the NAIOMT Scan of the Head. This region is functionally, anatomically, neurologically and pathologically so very different than the mid-cervical spine. As faculty instructors, we present these two so very distinct areas on separate tracks, with the head scan alone taking up a good portion of one day of our Cervical Spine course.  

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Topics: cervical scan, NAIOMT training, cervical spine evaulation

Throwing Shoulder Manual Therapy Case

Posted by Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 14, 2018 9:44:49 PM

In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen demonstrates tests and demonstrates techniques in a case of throwing shoulder pain--just a sample of some of the comprehensive skills that'll be covered in our Accelerated Cohort Program in San Diego, CA throughout 2019.

With this program, you can complete all courses including NAIOMT CMPT certification in just one year, at a deep discount of  $100 off per course when you sign up for each weekend. Get more details about and benefits of the program here.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, upper quadrant manual therapy

Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care

Posted by Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jul 30, 2017 6:12:26 PM

Don’t you love being a PT? Who else cares that a blocked, silent culprit of a joint can lead to consequential injury up or down the chain of the homosapien? Or that a hypermobile joint is distorting my sympathetic nervous system, making me most vulnerable to injury? Who else has that training? We as PTs live for the end feel! Takes “sweat equity” to master for sure. But how rewarding. It is exclusively our science, yes? Pathokinesiology. I want to share this real- life case scenario with you. Here we go!

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Topics: Knee-Foot-Ankle, Manual Therapy, PT, ankle injury, lower extremity, Uncategorized, talar swing test

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