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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

Shoulder Abduction Assessment

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jun 13, 2019 8:02:23 PM
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt  demonstrates a shoulder abduction assessment and the clinical reasoning associated with it. 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, upper extremity, treating wrist injury

Pain with Right Rotation? Here's One Way to Treat

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 30, 2019 9:50:36 AM

Do you see patients who experience pain when turning their head to the right?  Wondering how to approach treatment?  In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way to restore movement without reproducing the pain.

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

Technique for the CMC Joint

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 24, 2018 4:20:26 PM
Does your patient experience pain when shaking hands? In the video below, I demonstrate a technique for the CMC joint that you may find helpful.
 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, upper extremity, treating wrist injury

Left Head Rotation Pain Assessment and Treatment

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 3, 2018 12:01:37 PM

Do patients come into the clinic with pain when turning their head to the left?  In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman demonstrates one way of assessing and treating that pain.

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

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

Women in The PT Profession: A Conversation

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 25, 2018 8:43:22 PM
Ever feel like the effort it takes to master the new skills necessary to help hard-to-treat patients might be too much for your current load? Not worth it when you consider what you'd have to give up personally? In the video below, NAIOMT's Kathy Stupansky and Brett Windsor discuss some of the challenges women and mothers in the PT field face, and the ways in which advancing one's career and family or life goals can work simultaneously. 
 
 
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. Second and third year PT students are sponsored at a significantly discounted rate. 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, women in physical therapy, NAIOMT training

Cyclist with Wrist Pain: A Patient Case

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Oct 24, 2018 9:42:34 PM
Do you see cyclists in the clinic? In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses a patient case of pain in the wrist with cycling.
 
Is this patient's wrist pain with biking a stability or mobility problem? Stacy addresses how to differentiate.
 
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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, upper extremity, treating wrist injury

Does Size Really Matter?

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 4, 2016 11:45:58 AM

I have been sitting on a thought for a while as I work on decorating my new office. I have recently earned another certificate to put on the wall. I placed this new one above my very first manual therapy certificate and it made me think about the differences.

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Topics: Acheivements, manual therapy certification, Manual Therapy Mentorship, mentorship, Uncategorized

Cervical Spine & Clinical Reasoning

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 21, 2015 10:44:38 AM
A lot of cervical courses will teach you how to treat the cervical spine, and NAIOMT certainly covers that.  But how many courses teach you why to treat the cervical spine--or address whether or not you should even be treating it at all?  Our Cervical Spine I courses teach you foundational clinical reasoning knowledge to help identify the cause of the patient's symptoms.  If you can find the pain generator you will be much more successful in treating the patient.
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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, cervical spine courses, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, manual therapy certification, Clinical Reasoning

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