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Seated Thoracic Manipulation on a Larger Patient

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Dec 31, 2018 1:55:33 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses and demonstrates a modified seated thoracic manipulation technique that can be really useful in the clinic when your arms can't comfortably reach around a larger patient. 

Not just for girls, our Manip Like A Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course is for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively treat patients larger than themselves. If you want to learn how to handle patients larger than yourself and do it with more efficiency and effectiveness then this is the course for you. Reserve your spot in one of these upcoming sessions:

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Topics: NAIOMT, Clinical Reasoning, Manual Therapy Videos, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine manipulation, manip like a girl

Advanced Cervical Spine Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 19, 2018 9:32:57 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky demonstrates a manipulation for an extension restriction on the right at C56. Please note, this is a technique covered in our Advanced Spinal Manipulation course. Our Cervical Spine I and II courses are great stops on the path to getting to this level.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, Courses, Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos

Technique for the CMC Joint

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 24, 2018 4:20:26 PM
Does your patient experience pain when shaking hands? In the video below, I demonstrate a technique for the CMC joint that you may find helpful.
 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, upper extremity, treating wrist injury

Muscle Testing Three Ways

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 16, 2018 8:06:32 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman explains why it's useful to have three different muscle testing approaches for the lumbar spine. Essentially, each has a different intent:

Shortened Position

For neurological conductivity, fatiguing versus consistent weakness.

Mid-range Position

Looking at the power position, and giving it a manual muscle test grade to document in chart to use an objective measure to show how they've improved and gained strength over the course of physical therapy.

Lengthened Position

To pick up minor tissue damage, if looking for grade one strain.

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Topics: lumbar spine, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

One Way to Treat the Subtalar Joint

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 14, 2018 8:02:16 PM

Do you tend to see a lot of ankle sprains in the clinic? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses sprains and demonstrates one way to treat the subtalar joint.

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

Left Head Rotation Pain Assessment and Treatment

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 3, 2018 12:01:37 PM

Do you see patients who experience pain when turning their head to the left?  In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way of assessing and treating that pain.

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

Gapping Manip of the SI Joint

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 28, 2018 3:41:50 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman provides a brief review of Sacroiliac Joint assessment and treatment. 

In order to determine if gapping manip of the SI Joint is appropriate for a patient, she performs a standing weight bearing assessment. If the tests are symmetrical and patient presents with the same dysfunction both in standing and in non weight bearing tests, she moves forward with the manipulation. If there's a discrepancy between the two components of the test, she does not use manipulation, but instead employs another approach such as soft tissue, exercise or needling to help with the neuromuscular balance component.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy, manual therapy certification, treating lumbar spine

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, upper extremity, treating wrist injury

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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