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Is PT An "Alternative Treatment?" to Pain Meds?

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 23, 2015 1:41:32 PM

Yesterday NPR aired a piece titled "To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments." In it they spoke with a woman who, when at 59 she began to experience pain in various parts of her body she was prescribed "Vicodin and muscle relaxants" by a physician.

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Topics: getpt1st, Hot Topics, Manual Physical Therapy, over medication, pain medication, physical therapy, ptfirst

Come. Let us reason together

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 13, 2015 10:44:18 AM

Of late,Twitter has been engulfed in a rather ferocious to and fro on dry needling. The current darling of the PT world has been challenged. As any chivalrous gentleman would do, swords were drawn from their scabbards in defense of 'her' honor. The two sides parried back and forth until, so far as I can tell, each became weary of the other and returned to their abodes with nothing in particular resolved. (See just a few points of view here, here, and here).

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Topics: Dry Needling, dry needling debate, Hot Topics, Manual Therapy

Ultrasound: Why Do Manual Therapists Cringe At The Request?

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 28, 2015 12:56:35 PM
Russ Case, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor
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Topics: Clinical Fellowship Program, Clinical Reasoning, Hot Topics, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, sports medicine, track and field PT, ultrasound, USATF

The True Role of the SI Joint in Lower Quarter Dysfunction

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 26, 2015 10:25:47 AM

Where will you be on June 5 and 6? If you're a PT professional or student looking get to the bottom of some important questions regarding function, network and learn from some of the best in the field of manual therapy, you're going to want to be in Seattle earning 10 contact hours!

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Topics: clinical skills, Faculty, Hot Topics, Manual Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, PT conference, PT symposium, Sacroiliac joint, SI joint

Back Pain Gets Much-Needed Attention

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 4, 2015 4:07:19 PM

Everyday PTs across the country are dedicated to finding prevention strategies and treatment solutions for patients experiencing debilitating back pain, and NAIOMT faculty, courses and fellowships focus on providing the tools, clinical skills and mentorship necessary to do so. We know this pervasive issue needs more coordinated attention to help the millions of Americans whose quality of life suffers.

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Topics: back pain, back pain study, clinical skills, Courses, Hot Topics, Physical Therapy, treating back pain

Baby Steps Toward Efficient, Effective & Affordable Healthcare

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 17, 2014 8:05:49 PM

The LA Times published an interesting article a few days ago focused on the role some large companies are playing -- Boeing Starbucks and Costco in particular -- in encouraging efficient, effective and affordable healthcare. You can read the full piece by Noam Levey here and take from it what you like, but we wanted to focus today on this little snippet.

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Topics: Hot Topics, Manual Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Should PTAs Perform Manual Therapy?

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 10, 2014 4:37:03 PM

It’s probably not unreasonable to say that the most controversial issue facing manual therapy right now is an internal one--that of whether or not to allow PTAs to perform manual therapy techniques and in particular, manipulation. As you may or may not know, CAPTE has recently begun to bow to significant pressure from the PTA "lobby" (for lack of a better term). CAPTE’s current position is as follows:

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Topics: CAPTE, Hot Topics, joint manipulation, Physical Therapy, PTA

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