How Mentorship Fosters Effective Clinicians

Posted by NAIOMT on May 25, 2020 6:03:51 PM
Mentorship is not teaching. It's a relationship. In the video below, NAIOMT's Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT and Brett Windsor, PT, PhD, MPA, FAAOMPT discuss the value of mentorship in becoming an effective clinician, and how it works within NAIOMT's unique system.
"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, FAAOMPT
Watch below. And if you have any questions about our flexible, comprehensive Fellowship Program, please don't hesitate to reach out,  or come test the waters at an upcoming manual therapy course to see what we're all about and how we can empower you to balance your own personal and professional goals. 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, women in physical therapy, NAIOMT training

Clinical Reasoning With Erl Pettman

Posted by NAIOMT on May 12, 2020 2:57:54 PM

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."

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, Clinical Fellowship Program, Clinical Reasoning, low back pain, tele-pt, telehealth

Concepts of Cervical Locking

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 24, 2020 3:50:29 PM
How do you safely and comfortably manipulate the cervical spine in the presence of sensitive segments? In this video, NAIOMT faculty Liz Henry reviews how you can use locking techniques to solve the issue of protecting sensitive segments in the cervical spine.
Two kinds of articular locking are described for this spinal region. The application of locking under four scenarios are described, including the use of schematics to visually illustrate:
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Topics: manual therapy

Erl Pettman & the Functional Shoulder Girdle

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 23, 2020 5:40:55 PM

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.”

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Topics: manual therapy, podcast

Posterior Shear Test

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 19, 2020 8:03:47 PM

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.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, sacro-iliac joint

Leg Length Difference: The Simple Controversy

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 18, 2019 7:50:46 AM

Can you guess which leg is longer?  Tell us in the comments.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy, mentorship, Uncategorized

A Chronic Pain Insight

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 14, 2019 8:27:06 PM

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.

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Topics: cervical spine course, cervical spine techniques, manual therapy, manual therapy certification

Abstract of the Week - New perspectives on dry needling following a medical model: are we screening our patients sufficiently?

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 26, 2019 8:04:57 AM

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. 

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Topics: Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, clinical skills, Dry Needling, dry needling course, gary kearns

Four Ways to Assess Shoulder Abduction

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jun 13, 2019 8:02:23 PM

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.

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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, upper extremity, treating wrist injury

HA Taping to Relieve Tension

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 24, 2019 9:22:32 AM

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.

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Topics: cervical spine course, manual therapy, manual therapy courses, cervical tests

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