Functional Training: Build a Better Athlete

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 13, 2015 12:26:55 PM


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Topics: Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, athletic training, functional training, sports medicine, Sports Medicine

Beyond Techniques

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 10, 2015 11:28:05 AM

Take one of these and you'll move far beyond the PT status quo, helping a whole lot of people along the way.

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Topics: Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, patient care, Clinical Reasoning

3 Key Concepts to Embrace After 30

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 8, 2015 10:20:46 AM

By the age of 26 I had been fighting some type of back pain for years. It had become a normal way of life. I still was able to do most of anything I wanted to until “The Day.” While replacing our garage door, I went to lift the old door when it happened, a big pop in my back. Four hours later I was unable to get out of bed. I was experiencing what we know as a “classic disc protrusion.” For the next two weeks I was bed ridden. After that I went back to work using a cane for about a month to keep weight off my left leg.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, back pain, getting older, low back pain

Spinal Manipulation: Essentials to Endorsement in Washington

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 22, 2015 9:37:45 AM

Do you believe spinal manipulation can help your patients? Do you want to be able to effectively utilize it as one of the tools in treating? Whatever level you’re practicing or studying physical therapy at, if you’re located in the state of Washington, you’re likely well aware of the importance of endorsement when it comes to spinal manipulation. But there are a lot of details to navigate here. And we want to help.

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Topics: direct access, Manual Physical Therapy, physical therapy, Spinal manipulation, Direct Access, Endorsement, endorsement in washington, manual therapy techniques

Why North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy? Why NASHVILLE? Why NOW?

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 19, 2015 10:41:45 AM

Why pursue training and mentorship with The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)? Here are three reasons:

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Topics: cervical spine, cervical spine course, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Mentorship, PT continuing education, Clinical Fellowship Program, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills

Manual Therapy Video: CT Junction Manipulation - Alternative Technique

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 28, 2015 8:15:35 AM

Ever met distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT? If you're a PT who strives to always be growing and learning how best to help each patient, you really should. Here are a few words recently used to describe her work:

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Topics: cervical spine course, Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, manual therapy continuing education, manual therapy courses, ann porter hoke, clinical skills, lower quadrant integration, upper quadrant integration

Abstract of the Week: Manual Therapy for the Management of Pain w/ Signs of TMD

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 15, 2015 9:00:00 PM

This week's abstract of the week is from the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation is called Manual therapy for the management of pain and limited range of motion in subjects with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorder: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. (Calixtre LB1, Moreira RF1, Franchini GH1, Alburquerque-Sendín F2, Oliveira AB1.)

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Topics: Abstract of the Week, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, manual therapy abstract, pain management, Physical Therapy, TMJ

Seeing Results with Dry Needling

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 12, 2015 11:30:05 AM

Shortly after being trained in dry needling, I was searching for willing subjects who would allow me to hone my skills. I had a long term patient I was seeing who I was treating for a thoracic compression fracture. We had a pretty good rapport and it came to light that he had had a rotator cuff and labral repair 2 years earlier. He voiced frustration that he never could attain full end range elevation compared to his uninvolved side. He heard me talk about dry needling and asked if I would take a look at his shoulder and see if he’d be a candidate.

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Topics: Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, glenohumeral joint mobility, trigger point dry needling

What it Means to "Manip Like a Girl"

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 10, 2015 5:15:01 PM

Every patient's body we work with is unique. So the same technique and form that works for one, may not for the next. That's why, as manual therapists, we need to know when and how to adapt our approach.

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Topics: manipulation of larger patient, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, manual therapy courses, clinical skills

Cliff Fowler: Clinician, Teacher, Researcher, Innovator

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 8, 2015 8:47:58 AM

I was able to spend some time with NAIOMT Co-founder Cliff Fowler, PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT recently at the NAIOMT SI Joint Symposium in Seattle. Cliff has been an OMPT for a long time, and is supposedly retired from work. But, I don’t believe that you ever retire from your passion, and I am so glad to see it. He is still thinking and innovating and teaching. And he started me and others on the same path.

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Topics: Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, NAIOMT, cliff fowler, Clinical Reasoning

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