This week we're taking a look the abstract "Treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain with deep dry needling." As you may know, Temporomandibular dysfunction is often associated with myofascial pain and can be challenging to treat successfully. Choosing to perform dry needling on muscles of mastication surely comes with risks, i.e. increased risk of bleeding, bruising, needing to consider the anxiety that often accompanies this presentation, etc.
In the manual therapy continuing education video below, NAIOMT faculty Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates shoulder physiological testing. Leave a comment with any questions you may have and see below for upcoming Shoulder-Elbow-Wrist-Hand courses.
If you're a physical therapist on the smaller side, the below video by Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT provides some strategies on performing spinal manipulations on patients larger than yourself. These tips are also great for protecting your body when working long days in the clinic. Leave any questions below and be sure to check out Stacy's upcoming course "Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter, Not Harder."
Today we welcome physical therapist Joshua K. Renzi, PT, MPT, COMT, FAAOMPT and co-owner of Spine & Sports Rehabilitation to our PT Profile series. Josh is a Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He focuses his clinical practice on osteopathic manual therapy and differential diagnosis and incorporates neuromuscular re-education as well as exercise prescription to form an individualized rehabilitation program for his patients. He enjoys problem solving "difficult cases," especially when other treatment has failed.
In the post below, NAIOMT faculty Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses the importance of balance. But first, watch the video for a little introduction to Cervical Spine II, a valuable course Terry will be teaching in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 20-21. Register here.
Interested in receiving extra continuing education credits without investing the extra time or money? We are proud to announce that using the Continuing Competence Activity Standards, The Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) ProCert program has determined that NAIOMT's Lumbopelvic Spine I courses provide the value and quality of a 23-hour course. (And you may recall, earlier this year they also approved our Cervical Spine I course!)
In the manual therapy continuing education video below, NAIOMT faculty Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates assessment and treatment techniques for the occipital-atlanteal joints. If you're interested in building upon your skills in this area, he'll be using case-based instruction to illustrate cervical spine conditions, and their detailed, specific biomechanical and neurophysiological assessment in an upcoming Cervical Spine II course in Norwood, MA June 20-21. Join us!
Looking for a quick remedy for patients with plantar fasciitis who can't walk without a limp due to the pain? Over pronation of the foot may be contributing to the over stretch to the plantar fascia, and in many case, low dye tape can help.
We're a little over a week away from the 2015 Sacroiliac Joint Symposium in Seattle on June 5-6! If you haven't registered yet for the opportunity to learn from and connect with leaders in the field manual therapy about the SI Joint's role, don't worry. There's still time. Just head here.