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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In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT cofounder and meaningful mentor to many, Erl Pettman, demonstrates the ligamentous stress tests of the Craniovertebral region. Watching how easily he flows between the ligaments is mastery at its best! Our Cervical Spine I and II courses are essential stops on the path to getting to this advanced level.
This organization was built on and continues to be fueled by the idea that as clinicians--no matter how experienced--we can always become better at what we do. That asking questions, pushing boundaries and going outside the routine not only gives us career satisfaction, but truly makes a difference in our patients' lives. In the below video, I discuss the importance of observation. Because coming back to the seemingly most basic of questions makes us better.
The thing is, if becoming a truly great clinician was easy, everyone would be doing it. It takes drive, determination and heart to reach new levels in this challenging work we do. Join us in 2020 and see what you're capable of. Browse NAIOMT's course schedule.
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.
During a Cervical Spine I class, one of our course participants who had surgery for a cervical myleopathy still presents with upper motor neuron signs (although diminished since the surgery). He allowed us to film them so fellow PTs can see what babinski, clonus, hoffmans sign and pronator rigidity present like.
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 essential stops on the path to getting to this level.
Do you see patients experiencing headaches in the clinic? In the manual therapy video below, our Texas-based NAIOMT faculty member, Michael Lucido, demonstrates how physical therapists can evaluate a patient's suspected cervicogenic headache.
In the Cervical I manual therapy lab demonstration below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses modifications to the Halpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV. The majority of patients have sensitivity in cervical spine extension and rotation.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates a great technique for testing ROM in the cervical spine without a goniometer.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses what happens when the AA joint is restricting our right rotation, and one way we can help patients regain it.