"Mentorship is about helping someone move beyond what they currently know by showing them what could be. And then showing them that their knowledge needs to be transformed into some kind of action." -Brett Windsor, PT, PhD, MPA, FAAOMPTNAIOMT
Has the term "clinical reasoning" become a cliche? In the video below, NAIOMT founding member, Erl Pettman, discusses the role of clinical reasoning with Brett Windsor, and shares his advice for young PTs.
"Clinical reasoning is much like puzzles. The people who love puzzles as a child, they're going to be the clinical reasoners of tomorrow."
Topics: manual therapy
This first episode in NAIOMT teaching faculty Steve Allen’s podcast series "You Think You Know: Conversations That Inspire” takes you on a journey with master clinician Erl Pettman. Listen as Erl recounts discovering the link between two very different, separate anatomical regions, and presenting the findings in his 1984 paper, “The Functional Shoulder Girdle.”
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates a posterior shear test, which can be used to check for ligamentous instability.
The patient is asked to gently push into the table while the PT blocks the inferior vertebrae and feels for the superior vertebrae to slide backward. Over pressure can be applied to further assess ligamentous integrity. In a normal spine there should be little mobility here. You can compare various segments to determine where there is excessive mobility.
Earlier this summer, our NAIOMT faculty members gathered for our annual retreat. It's a meaningful time for us to connect face-to-face, dive deep into topics that affect our field and our patients, and discuss everything from new courses and our clinical fellowship program, to how to be the best possible physical therapists, teachers and mentors we can be.
And of course, it's always a treat to hear from master clinician, mentor to many, and NAIOMT co-founder, Erl Pettman.
In this brief clip as he shares an insight on chronic pain.
One thing that sets NAIOMT apart in the world of post professional manual therapy education is our faculty. We are an eclectic, ever-evolving group of practicing clinicians dedicated to moving the profession forward. This week, the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy released its July issue with a focus on dry needling. In it, NAIOMT faculty member, Gary Kearns, instructor of our Advanced Dry Needling course, presents New perspectives on dry needling following a medical model: are we screening our patients sufficiently?, along with colleagues César Fernández-De-Las-Peñas, Jean-Michel Brismée, Josué Gan & Jacqueline Doidge.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Terry Pratt demonstrates four ways to asses shoulder abduction and outlines the clinical reasoning associated with each way.
When it comes to patients experiencing neck pain and pressure, it's valuable to have an array of tools we can choose from and employ on a case-by-case basis. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates HA taping that can help relieve tension.