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10 “Rules” for Treating Low Back Pain

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 3, 2020 9:49:18 AM

What can we say? Low back pain is pervasive among our patients. And as PT's, it can be a tough nut to crack. Here are few insights gathered by our faculty of practicing clinicians over the years, that can help guide you in assessing and treating your patients who are struggling with it.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, low back pain

Stronger Cuboid Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 27, 2020 7:12:24 AM

In this manual therapy video, NAIOMT’s teaching faculty Liz Henry demonstrates a strong manipulation for plantar cuboid fixations that don’t respond to a cuboid whip. It can also be useful for when greater protection of the ankle joint is needed during the manipulation. This manipulation is taught at the C-621 Lower Extremity courses.

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Supine Thoracic Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 19, 2020 12:01:07 PM

In the manual therapy technique video below, NAIOMT co-founder, mentor and master clinician Erl Pettman demonstrates a supine thoracic manipulation. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Thoracic Spine course, which Erl will be teaching in Berrien Springs in October 2020. Reserve your spot now!

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Topics: Lumbar instability, lumbar scan, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, thoracic spine manipulation, lumbar disc, upper quadrant manual therapy, thoracic spine techniques

One Way to Treat and Clear a Patient’s Low Back Pain

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 15, 2020 8:14:58 AM

Do you often see patients with low back pain? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Laura von Wullerstorff demonstrate one way to treat and clear a patient’s low back pain due to a painful segmental hypo mobility secondary to loss of neuromuscular control. This technique is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course. 

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Topics: Lumbar instability, lumbar scan, lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, lumbar disc, upper quadrant manual therapy

One Way to Regain CT Junction Extension

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 14, 2020 5:56:08 AM

Do you have patients with a Forward Head Posture? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique to regain CT junction extension while protecting the surrounding areas. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Cervical Spine I, Cervical Spine II and Thoracic Spine courses. For more valuable insights from Valerie in person, find her teaching at our new Chicago course site.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, cervical spine course, cervical spine manual therapy, cervical spine techniques, lumbar spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, upper quadrant manual therapy, cervical spine evaulation

Mobilization for Bilateral Stenosis

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 12, 2020 2:58:02 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Valerie Coolman demonstrates a mobilization for bilateral stenosis or hyperlordotic lumbar spine unable to flex. This technique is taught at the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course. For more guidance from Valerie in person, meet her over at our new Chicago course site.

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, anterior sheer test

Why Use Toe Spreaders?

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 6, 2020 10:33:09 AM

What are toe spreaders, and what are effective ways for PTs to use this tool? In the video below NAIOMT teaching faculty Angela Gordon demonstrates how to use toe spreaders to loosen up intrinsics and stretch out hard-to-reach muscles.

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Topics: lower extremity

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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