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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, treating wrist injury, upper extremity

Left Head Rotation Pain Assessment and Treatment

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

Do you see patients who experience 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: manual therapy, manual therapy certification, cervical spine techniques, cervical spine course

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

Women in The PT Profession: A Conversation

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 25, 2018 8:43:22 PM
Ever feel like moving forward toward clinical excellence and mastering new skills that can transform lives 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 Certification, Fellowship and Doctorate of Science programsplease 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, treating wrist injury, upper extremity

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, Clinical Reasoning, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, manual therapy certification

One Goal, Two Different Ways to Get There

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 3, 2015 10:48:28 PM

There is a skit by comedian Michael McIntyre where he describes the difference between people leaving the house – those with kids and those without kids. Those without kids decide to leave the house and just get up put on their coats and walk out the door. And for those with kids it is about a 20min process involving looking for shoes, jacket zippers getting stuck, pulling kids out from under the bed…you get the point.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy, manual therapy certification, Manual Therapy Mentorship, naiomt certification, Physical Therapy

PT Profile: Kayla Robison

Posted by NAIOMT on May 5, 2015 11:36:40 AM

For this week's PT Profile, we'd like to introduce you to Kayla Robison, a physical therapist based in the DC metro area. Kayla graduated from University of Central Missouri with her Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training, and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Elon University. She is dedicated to deepening her skills and is certified in a number of areas including medical massage, functional movement screen, level 2 dry needling, and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist and exercise physiologist.

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Topics: Clinical Fellowship Program, Clinical Reasoning, Direct Access, Fellowship, Manual Therapy, manual therapy certification, NAIOMT, physical therapy, sports physical therapy

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