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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Michael House

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 8, 2021 11:55:00 AM

Michael House, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT graduated from Ithaca College in 1997 with his Master's degree. He completed his Doctor of Science of Physical Therapy in 2010 from Andrews University, and in the process also passed his OCS in 2008. In 2014, Dr. House completed his fellowship with NAIOMT under the guidance and mentorship of Ann Porter Hoke and Phil Plante. Michael works at Back To Motion in Denver, CO.

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Mobilizations in Side Lying Utilizing Locking

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 26, 2021 6:09:07 PM

Watch Terry Pratt demonstrate mobilizations in side lying utilizing locking. These techniques are useful and versatile in everyday practice for pain modulation and to increase joint mobility in patients with low back pain.

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Modified Schober's Test

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 19, 2021 7:57:29 PM

Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty member Terry Pratt provide a clinician's perspective to Modified Schober’s, an efficient way to measure spinal mobility in addition to ruling in/out ankylosis spondylitis.

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Steve Allen in Conversation With Cliff Fowler

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 18, 2021 10:51:27 AM

In this episode of the podcast series You Think You Know: Conversations That Inspire, Steve Allen sits down with Cliff Fowler, internationally recognized clinician, innovator, teacher, examiner, author and NAIOMT co-founder. 

Hear Cliff share his passion on muscle energy as he learned from Fred Mitchell, and the innovative conclusions drawn about his work with the pelvis, thoracic ring, AC joint and finally how he came up with the acclaimed Portland Test.

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The Eclectic PT Episode 2: Lessons from Steve Allen

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 16, 2021 6:46:18 PM

We are so pleased many of you attended the first segment of our Eclectic PT webinar series with Kent Keyser.

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Medial Heel Pain

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 13, 2021 10:06:49 AM

Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Michael Lucido demonstrate the examination and treatment of a patient with medial heel pain with the medical diagnosis of "plantar fasciitis." The treatment demonstrated significantly advanced the patient’s rehabilitation. This technique is taught in NAIOMT’s course C-621 Lower Extremity.

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Contemporary Topics in Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 27, 2021 9:26:03 AM

In the national study group series "Contemporary Topics in Orthopedic Manual Therapy," Texas-based Michael Lucido, Jason Winburne, Jace Brown and Patrick Cook will take you deeper in the NAIOMT theory. The study group series will be an extension of the quadrant system, which NAIOMT excels at.

The first study group, "Spinal Asymmetrical Load Test," will run online via Zoom. For the subsequent study groups, you can choose to join online via Zoom, or in person in Texas. Please see below for details.

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Online Instruction in Manual Physical Therapy: From Skeptic to Believer

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jan 23, 2021 8:11:36 AM

As I look back on 2020, it was a year of personal growth in many ways. This worldwide healthcare crisis required healthcare facilities to make significant adjustments in operations due to COVID-19. Companies providing post-graduate education were also significantly impacted. Physical therapists across the country continued to be interested in quality continuing education with NAIOMT, but with safety in mind, opted to stay home rather than attend a live manual therapy course. This reality necessitated NAIOMT’s administration and faculty to pivot from teaching live to going completely virtual for a prolonged period. 

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Webinar Series: The Eclectic PT

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 22, 2021 6:29:32 PM

NAIOMT has always prided itself on an eclectic approach to orthopedic manual therapy. Our greatest strength lies not in our adherence to any one method or system, but in our willingness to embrace multiple theories, techniques, and viewpoints.

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Sub Occipital Palpation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 15, 2021 6:03:12 PM

Evidence is showing that treatment of the upper cervical spine is beneficial for the treatment of several cervical dysfunctions including cervicogenic headache. Part of the efficient treatment is having the ability to locate key structures including upper cervical musculature. In this video, Terry describes his first manual therapy lesson and how he used that knowledge to apply it to cervical palpation and his everyday practice.

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