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HA Taping to Relieve Tension

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 24, 2019 9:22:32 AM

When it comes to patients experiencing neck pain and pressure, it's valuable to have an array of tools we can choose from and employ on a case-by-case basis. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates HA taping that can help relieve tension.

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Topics: cervical spine course, manual therapy, manual therapy courses, cervical tests

Tissue Differentiation: Trigeminal Signs and Symptoms

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 20, 2019 9:12:40 AM

Patient experiencing pain when turning head to the right? In the manual therapy video below, Terry Pratt discusses and demonstrates trigeminal signs and symptoms.

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Topics: cervical spine course, manual therapy, manual therapy courses, cervical tests

NAIOMT Fellowship: Reflections of a New Grad

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 15, 2019 7:25:39 PM

We are so very pleased to announce that Christopher Fred Thurston, Jr, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, COMT has completed the NAIOMT Fellowship Program as our organization's 128th fellowship graduate!

His fellowship project, also presented at the AAOMPT 2018 Conference, is “The Manubrial Test: A Novel Assessment for Regional Interdependence in Adolescent Overhead Athletes.” Here are a few reflections from Christopher on his goals and experience with the NAIOMT Fellowship Program. We congratulate him on all his hard work and this great career-enhancing accomplishment. 

"When I started the program, my short-term goals were to obtain my COMT certification and benefit from the one-on-one mentoring. I have achieved both of these goals. I underestimated how much I would grow from going through the process of both. The COMT certification process pushed me to challenge myself outside of my comfort zone and really be able to effectively communicate my thought process. 

I have a much more grounded treatment approach to patients. I have become very systematic in how I approach complex patients and my ability to articulate my findings. I am no longer intimidated by having the results of my assessment not fully match up with my initial hypothesis. To me, this means I am more fluid in my thought process and thorough in application of my foundational knowledge. I find myself utilizing proper referral options better, such as with physicians." 

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Topics: Clinical Fellowship Program, OMPT fellowship, Uncategorized, C2/3 dysfunction, clinical fellowship

Spinal Engine to Correct Sacral Dysfunction

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 13, 2019 8:42:17 AM

The manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's faculty member Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates spinal engine with the goal of correcting sacral dysfunction. 

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, sacro-iliac joint

TMJ Screening Tips

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 6, 2019 9:15:28 AM

Have a patient presenting with TMJ pain? In the manual therapy video below, demonstrate some efficient ways to screen the TMJ.

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Topics: cervical spine course, manual therapy, manual therapy courses, TMJ, cervical tests

3 Common Clamshell Exercise Errors

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 30, 2019 10:16:26 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry PrattMS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT discusses some common clamshell exercise errors and how to help your patient adjust them. 

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Topics: Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy, terry pratt, Manual Therapy Videos, videos, treating lumbar spine

Pain with Right Rotation? Here's One Way to Treat

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 30, 2019 9:50:36 AM

Do you see patients who experience pain when turning their head to the right?  Wondering how to approach treatment?  In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to restore movement without reproducing the pain.

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Topics: cervical spine course, cervical spine techniques, manual therapy, manual therapy certification

The Importance of Observation in PT

Posted by Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT on Mar 23, 2019 10:15:49 AM

Is observation a forgotten art? NAIOMT's Ann Porter Hoke discusses its importance in the video below. To take your clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to the next level, browse upcoming NAIOMT courses. 

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Topics: Cervical Spine, manual therapy, cervicogenic headaches, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, cervical spine evaulation

Cervical Spine Anatomy Review

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 2, 2019 11:12:39 AM

Because we like to spend more time during the live portion of a NAIOMT course, emphasizing hands-on, case based material, we utilize Primal Pictures in our online pre-course modules. Below is an example video, reviewing some pertinent anatomy of the cervical spine.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, manual therapy, terry pratt, Manual Therapy Videos, videos

Seated Thoracic Manipulation

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 2, 2019 10:57:04 AM

In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Stacy Soappman provides a nice refresher demonstrating a seated thoracic manipulation. 

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Topics: NAIOMT, thoracic manual therapy, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine techniques

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