In the manual therapy video below--captured during a recent Thoracic Spine course in NYC--NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT discusses and demonstrates safety measures PTs can take with thoracic manipulations.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Bill Temes demonstrates subtalar ligament testing.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman shares a brief review of the upper cervical ligaments from a recent Cervical Spine I course.
Let us know if you have any questions and if you want to set your skills apart, join us for a Cervical Spine course near you! Here are a few coming up:
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Steve Allen demonstrates detailed technique for doing a unilateral C7-T1 extension manipulation of the cervical spine.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Senior Faculty Member Bill Temes demonstrates a compression overload test for the lumbopelvic spine.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT' faculty member Terry Pratt demonstrates an alternative way to measure lumbar ROM. The Modified Schober test is typically used to assess for Ankylosing Spondylitis, but you can use this method to simply measure lumbar excursion in flexion. Validity for this test is moderate and it has excellent reliability.
By now you may have heard about or taken one of our multi-level manual therapy courses on the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbopelvic spine, or upper and lower quadrant. But as faculty who are practicing clinicians seeing recurring issues in clinics across the country, once in a while we make the decision to develop specialty courses beyond our core curriculum to equip PTs with the skills to address them. Here are a few coming up that may relate to what you're facing in the clinic.
Have difficulty treating patients when their legs are almost as big as you? NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman shares some tips in the video below. For more guidance from Stacy, join her in person at one of these clinical reasoning- and manual therapy skill-building courses:
Are your arms sometimes too short for your patient's size? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates a modification to the traditional thoracic manipulation--just one of the many things taught in her Manip Like a Girl course. Please note, everyone is welcome, it's NOT just for girls! :)