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Gapping Manip of the SI Joint

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 28, 2018 3:41:50 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman provides a brief review of Sacroiliac Joint assessment and treatment. 

In order to determine if gapping manip of the SI Joint is appropriate for a patient, she performs a standing weight bearing assessment. If the tests are symmetrical and patient presents with the same dysfunction both in standing and in non weight bearing tests, she moves forward with the manipulation. If there's a discrepancy between the two components of the test, she does not use manipulation, but instead employs another approach such as soft tissue, exercise or needling to help with the neuromuscular balance component.

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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, treating lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses

Tips for Effective Lumbar Gapping Manipulation

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 9, 2018 8:38:11 PM

Ever run into challenges performing a lumbar gapping manipulation on a patient larger than yourself? In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates ways to improve effectiveness--as well as safety for yourself--despite the size of your patient. Get more tips and guidance from Stacy directly in her upcoming Manip Like a  Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course (not just for girls!) in Denver November 11 or in San Diego on December 9.

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Topics: NAIOMT, treating lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses

One Way To Treat Low Back Pain

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Sep 30, 2018 6:48:26 PM

Ever get to a point while treating a patient, where it feels like maybe you've exhausted all the tools in your tool box? Every PT has been there. We may see some promising results, but eventually end up back where we started. Yes, it's frustrating. But it's also an opportunity for our clinical reasoning to really kick in. And if you've put the time into developing those skills, they will guide you forward when you--and your patients--need them most.

In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Stacy Soappman, discusses a patient case of low back pain, where she ultimately decided to combine treatment--working the mutifidus with the quadratus lumborum simultaneously--to get her patient feeling better.

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Topics: NAIOMT, treating lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses

Locking of the Lumbar Spine

Posted by Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT on Aug 25, 2018 9:17:05 AM

In the manual therapy video below, distinguished faculty member, Ann Porter Hoke, demonstrates locking of the lumbar spine from above, and how to obtain side-bending to the left and to the right. This is a portion of a larger video demonstrating both locking from above and below, and are components of NAIOMT's Lumbopelvic Spine level II Coursework.

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Topics: manual therapy, treating lumbar spine, Manual Therapy Videos, lumbopelvic spine courses

Clinical Presentation of Traumatic Arthritis in the Lumbopelvic Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 8, 2017 10:42:36 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's faculty instructor Steve Allen addresses clinical presentation of traumatic arthritis in the lumbopelvic spine.

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Topics: Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos

3 Stress Tests of The Lumbar Scan

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 19, 2017 8:05:14 PM
NAIOMT Faculty, Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT
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Topics: Clinical Reasoning, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, Uncategorized

A Case Study: Neurological Pathology And Orthopedic Dysfunction

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 16, 2016 10:50:30 AM

In the video below, NAIOMT Faculty Stacy Soappman takes us through a case that demonstrates the value of the lumbopelvic scan and strong clinical reasoning skills.

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Topics: clinical skills, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, neurological pathology, orthopedic dysfunction

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