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Women in The PT Profession: A Conversation

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 25, 2018 8:43:22 PM
Ever feel like moving forward toward clinical excellence and mastering new skills that can transform lives might be too much for your current load? Not worth it when you consider what you'd have to give up personally? In the video below, NAIOMT's Kathy Stupansky and Brett Windsor discuss some of the challenges women and mothers in the PT field face, and the ways in which advancing one's career and family or life goals can work simultaneously. 
 
 
If you have any questions about our flexible Certification, Fellowship and Doctorate of Science programsplease don't hesitate to reach out,  or come test the waters at an upcoming manual therapy course to see what we're all about and how we can empower you to balance your own personal and professional goals. Second and third year PT students are sponsored at a significantly discounted rate. 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, women in physical therapy, NAIOMT training

Cyclist with Wrist Pain: A Patient Case

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 24, 2018 9:42:34 PM
Do you see cyclists in the clinic? In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses a patient case of pain in the wrist with cycling.
Is this patient's wrist pain with biking a stability or mobility problem? Stacy addresses how to differentiate.
 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, treating wrist injury, upper extremity

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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Patient Case of Posterior Ankle Pain

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 15, 2018 9:01:13 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses a patient she saw in the clinic who had posterior ankle pain when running, and how she approached treatment. 

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Topics: NAIOMT, lower extremity, upper extremity, ankle pain

Tips for Effective Lumbar Gapping Manipulation

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 9, 2018 8:38:11 PM

Ever run into challenges performing a lumbar gapping manipulation on a patient larger than yourself? In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates ways to improve effectiveness--as well as safety for yourself--despite the size of your patient. Get more tips and guidance from Stacy directly in her upcoming Manip Like a  Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course (not just for girls!) in Denver November 11 or in San Diego on December 9.

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Topics: NAIOMT, treating lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses

The Spine: Single Manipulation or Repeat Mobilization?

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 5, 2018 11:22:15 AM

Time is one of the most valuable things we have. Patient's often struggle to find time in their busy lives to come to physical therapy. Saying yes to physical therapy means they might have had to say no to something else they wanted/needed to do.  It is our responsibility to provide patients with the most efficient and effective treatment possible to be respectful of the time they are choosing to spend in physical therapy. When seeing patients in the clinic we have a certain amount of time to listen to the patient, treat the patient, and hopefully give them exercises and education to take home with them.

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Topics: advanced spinal manipulation, stacy soappman, NAIOMT

One Way To Treat Low Back Pain

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Sep 30, 2018 6:48:26 PM

Ever get to a point while treating a patient, where it feels like maybe you've exhausted all the tools in your tool box? Every PT has been there. We may see some promising results, but eventually end up back where we started. Yes, it's frustrating. But it's also an opportunity for our clinical reasoning to really kick in. And if you've put the time into developing those skills, they will guide you forward when you--and your patients--need them most.

In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Stacy Soappman, discusses a patient case of low back pain, where she ultimately decided to combine treatment--working the mutifidus with the quadratus lumborum simultaneously--to get her patient feeling better.

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Topics: NAIOMT, treating lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses

One Way to Help a Hiker with Knee Pain

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Sep 27, 2018 9:09:33 PM

As PTs, and despite time constraints, we must always listen carefully to our patients, do our due diligence with testing and clinically reason through our patients' problems to find solutions that will work for them. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member and practicing clinician discusses how she used a sacro-iliac belt to help a hiker with complaints of knee pain.  

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Topics: NAIOMT, lower extremity

Is Yoga and Other Fitness Activities Good for my Spine?

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Sep 1, 2018 10:22:18 AM

On a bi-weekly basis, I am repeatedly asked the same question from my low back pain patients/clients: Is yoga good for my back?” I am sure you would agree this is a multi-factorial issue because we know back pain is not a homogenous group--which leads to the answer “it depends.”

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Locking of the Lumbar Spine

Posted by Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT on Aug 25, 2018 9:17:05 AM

In the manual therapy video below, distinguished faculty member, Ann Porter Hoke, demonstrates locking of the lumbar spine from above, and how to obtain side-bending to the left and to the right. This is a portion of a larger video demonstrating both locking from above and below, and are components of NAIOMT's Lumbopelvic Spine level II Coursework.

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Topics: manual therapy, treating lumbar spine, Manual Therapy Videos, lumbopelvic spine courses

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