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Superior Tib-Fib Joint Assessment

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 16, 2020 1:05:15 PM

Watch NAIOMT Teaching Faculty Angela Gordon demonstrate a great, quick and easy assessment technique for the superior tib-fib joint in functional position. To learn more about assessing and treating this joint, please join any of NAIOMT's upcoming Lower Extremity courses in 2020.

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Topics: lower extremity

4 Essential Subtalar Ligament Checks

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 17, 2020 12:13:23 PM

There are many ligaments in the ankle. If you are only checking the ones in the talocrural joint, you may be missing what your patient needs to get back to functioning. In the video below, NAIOMT teaching faculty Valerie Coolman demonstrates how to check the four ligaments in the subtalar joint.

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Topics: lower extremity

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

Cuboid Manipulation

Posted by Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, ATC, OCS, FMS on Aug 14, 2019 9:48:30 PM

In this NAIOMT technique video, I  demonstrate a cuboid manipulation. It's performed by positioning your thumbs over the cuboid and providing a plantar dorsal force at a 60-degree angle. It can be helpful when an inverted ankle sprain has occurred, as the cuboid can get stuck in an externally rotated position. 

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Topics: lower extremity, manual therapy techniques

One Way to Treat the Subtalar Joint

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 14, 2018 8:02:16 PM

Do you tend to see a lot of ankle sprains in the clinic? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses sprains and demonstrates one way to treat the subtalar joint.

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Topics: NAIOMT, lower extremity, upper extremity, ankle pain

Patient Case of Posterior Ankle Pain

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 15, 2018 9:01:13 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses a patient she saw in the clinic who had posterior ankle pain when running, and how she approached treatment. 

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Topics: NAIOMT, lower extremity, upper extremity, ankle pain

One Way to Help a Hiker with Knee Pain

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Sep 27, 2018 9:09:33 PM

As PTs, and despite time constraints, we must always listen carefully to our patients, do our due diligence with testing and clinically reason through our patients' problems to find solutions that will work for them. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member and practicing clinician discusses how she used a sacro-iliac belt to help a hiker with complaints of knee pain.  

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Topics: NAIOMT, lower extremity

Subtalar Joint: Manual Therapy Examination & Assessment of Glide in Eversion & Abduction

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 3, 2018 7:34:29 PM

We'll admit. The World Cup has us diving into the lower extremity. With all the fancy footwork--and collisions--happening, we can't help but see each play through a physical therapist's lens. So in the spirit of the World Cup, we cover the subtalar joint--examination and assessment of glide in eversion and abduction in the video below.

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Topics: NAIOMT, lower extremity, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Subtalar Joint Manipulation, world cup injuries, world cup

One Way to Assess and Treat Knee Pain in Runners

Posted by NAIOMT on May 26, 2018 10:49:04 AM

Do you treat runners? Or people who want to be runners? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman discusses a common ankle problem that can lead to pain in the foot, ankle, or knee, and one way to assess and treat.

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Topics: lower extremity, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, runner knee pain treatment, treating runners

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