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Effective Hip Exercise for Trail Running Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 28, 2019 6:28:02 PM

In the manual therapy video below,  I discuss the functional use of the hip muscles, and demonstrate one of my favorite exercises that I use with patients who want to return to trail running after an injury. 

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

Garnering Speed for Lumbar Gapping of Larger Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 29, 2019 8:09:12 AM

It can be difficult to get enough speed to perform an effective lumbar gapping manip on larger patients. In the manual therapy video below taken during  a recent Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates ways to overcome that challenge .

 

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

Muscle Testing Three Ways

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 16, 2018 8:06:32 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman explains why it's useful to have three different muscle testing approaches for the lumbar spine. Essentially, each has a different intent:

Shortened Position

For neurological conductivity, fatiguing versus consistent weakness.

Mid-range Position

Looking at the power position, and giving it a manual muscle test grade to document in chart to use an objective measure to show how they've improved and gained strength over the course of physical therapy.

Lengthened Position

To pick up minor tissue damage, if looking for grade one strain.

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Topics: lumbar spine, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint for Mechanical Dysfunction

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jul 21, 2018 5:20:00 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Dallas-based faculty member, Michael Lucido, demonstrates a treatment of the sacroiliac joint for mechanical dysfunction. Let us know if you have any questions at all–we understand that each physical therapist that participates in our programs and courses is unique, so we design our con ed to meet you where you and your skills are at, focusing on clinical reasoning at every step.

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, Sacroiliac joint, treating lumbar spine

Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 14, 2018 9:57:13 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates an anterior shear test of the lumbar Spine that can be helpful in assessing patients who may be experiencing pain with everyday activities such as carrying children or groceries.

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

Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 8, 2018 7:43:47 PM

What could be causing a patient's painful restriction in right extension quadrant? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman explores how to determine whether a patient is experiencing a mobility issue or a stability issue.

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, low back pain, Uncategorized

Slump Exam for the Lumbar Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 18, 2018 3:04:11 AM

In the video below NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates the slump exam as part of the NAIOMT neurological exam for the lumbar spine.

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Topics: Courses, lumbar spine, manual therapy, physical therapy, slump exam, clinical skills, Faculty

Gapping Mobilization in a Neurally Loaded Position

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 5, 2018 9:25:57 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Chris Hoekstra PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates gapping mobilization in a neurally loaded position for the lumbar spine.

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Topics: lumbar spine, Manual Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, gapping mobilization

Leg Length Discrepancy or Neuromuscular Imbalance? Here's one Way to Tell

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 1, 2017 7:40:15 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to determine if a patient has a leg length discrepancy or neuromuscular imbalance following a hip replacement.

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Topics: lumbar spine, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Segmental Stabilization Technique for the Lumbar Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 19, 2017 9:19:34 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry Pratt, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT shows us techniques for stabilizing the lumbar spine segmentally.

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, segmental stabilization technique, lower extremity, Manual Therapy Videos

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