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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

The Importance of Observation in PT

Posted by Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT on Mar 23, 2019 10:15:49 AM

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. 

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Topics: Cervical Spine, manual therapy, cervicogenic headaches, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, cervical spine evaulation

Normal Variance in the Alar Ligament Testing

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 2, 2019 10:39:15 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates the normal variance in the alar ligament testing.

If you want to master skills that can make a big difference with patients in the clinic, come join us in person for one of our upcoming Cervical Spine courses, which can be taken in any order convenient to you. (Second and third year PT students get a deep discount!) 

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Topics: cervical spine, cervical spine courses, cervical spine techniques, cervical tests, cervical spine evaulation

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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Topics: cervical scan, NAIOMT training, cervical spine evaulation

Evaluation of A Cervicogenic Headache

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 31, 2018 4:27:01 PM

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. 

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Topics: Cervical Spine, manual therapy, cervicogenic headaches, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, cervical spine evaulation

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