Manipulation to Improve Dorsiflexion

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 16, 2019 4:50:14 PM

Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Angela Gordon perform a manual therapy technique from the course C-621 Lower Extremity. This is a talocrural manipulation to improve dorsiflexion and a nice manipulation to use on patients with history of ankle sprain.

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Topics: lower extremity

Anyone Have Patients With a Forward Head Posture?

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 9, 2019 2:19:18 PM

Regaining CT junction extension, while protecting the surrounding areas is always challenging. However, we all know how important this is, as the surrounding areas are commonly hypermobile therefore we need to find a technique to help us! By utilizing the attachment of the nuchal ligament and moving T1, we are producing a relative extension glide and able to accomplish this quite nicely!

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Subtalar Eversion Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 2, 2019 3:27:37 PM

Watch NAIOMT teaching faculty Bill Temes' demonstration of how to restore subtler eversion motion necessary for normal gait mechanics by performing a simple manipulation of the calcaneus on the talus.

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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 30, 2019 8:54:14 AM

Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT received her physical therapy degree in 2001 and her DScPT degree in  2011 from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. She completed her fellowship training through NAIOMT in 2011. Stacy currently works in outpatient orthopedics in Denver, CO and is also an adjunct professor at Andrews University in the Physical Therapy Department. Stacy currently teaches NAIOMT classes in Denver, New York, Orlando and Seattle.

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Leg Length Difference: The Simple Controversy

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 18, 2019 7:50:46 AM

Can you guess which leg is longer?  Tell us in the comments.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy, mentorship, Uncategorized

Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Bill Temes

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 16, 2019 11:51:19 AM

Bill Temes received a Certificate in Physical Therapy from New York University and began practicing in 1974. He is a graduate of the NAIOMT Fellowship Program and received his Fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual therapy in 1998. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for NAIOMT and currently teaches NAIOMT courses in Portland, OR. During 2020 Bill will be teaching in San Diego, CA as part of the Accelerated Program, which allows students to complete all NAIOMT's core courses including CMPT certification in one year at a reduced cost.

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AAA – A One-Percenter

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 4, 2019 11:08:46 AM

One of the concerns we have as clinicians—one that patients also have—is a serious diagnosis when they present with an MSK issue. The Society for Vascular Surgery published guidelines in January of 2018 for care of patients with AAA (3). The chances of encountering AAA are pretty slim, so I consider this one of the one-percenters. The majority of lumbar pain does not have a serious origin, but on average 1% do, and AAA is a life threatening diagnosis, which results in death of 9,000 individuals a year in the USA (2).  Here are some basic facts about AAA:

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Meaningful Mentors: Meet NAIOMT's Terry Pratt

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 2, 2019 8:33:36 AM

Terry Pratt is the clinical director of Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy in Topsham, Maine. Terry received his MSPT from Andrews University in 1997 and his FAAOMPT in 2013 through the NAIOMT Fellowship Program. He is a Faculty, Clinical Fellowship Instructor and Examiner for NAIOMT. He currently teaches core NAIOMT courses in Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Florida.


What drew you to PT as a career? When and how did you start your journey?

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Elbow Mobilization

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 28, 2019 4:09:38 PM

Watch NAIOMT's Steve Allen demonstrate a mobilization of the elbow into extension while describing key arthrokinematics, capsular pattern and vector glides to restore vital, functional motion. This technique is taught at the NAIOMT course C-626 Upper Extremity.

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Is Spinal Accessory Nerve a Source of Chronic Upper Trapezius Pain?

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 21, 2019 2:13:26 PM

In the video below NAIOMT teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrates key techniques from NAIOMT's Cervical Spine I and Cervical II courses. Is spinal accessory nerve a source of chronic upper trapezius pain/tightness? Watch Liz Henry demonstrate diagnostics and treatment of this common dysfunction. 

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