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Effective Hip Exercise for Trail Running Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 28, 2019 6:28:02 PM

In the manual therapy video below,  I discuss the functional use of the hip muscles, and demonstrate one of my favorite exercises that I use with patients who want to return to trail running after an injury. 

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, anterior sheer test

Garnering Speed for Lumbar Gapping of Larger Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 29, 2019 8:09:12 AM

It can be difficult to get enough speed to perform an effective lumbar gapping manip on larger patients. In the manual therapy video below taken during  a recent Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates ways to overcome that challenge .

 

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, anterior sheer test

Muscle Testing Three Ways

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 16, 2018 8:06:32 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman explains why it's useful to have three different muscle testing approaches for the lumbar spine. Essentially, each has a different intent:

Shortened Position

For neurological conductivity, fatiguing versus consistent weakness.

Mid-range Position

Looking at the power position, and giving it a manual muscle test grade to document in chart to use an objective measure to show how they've improved and gained strength over the course of physical therapy.

Lengthened Position

To pick up minor tissue damage, if looking for grade one strain.

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Topics: lumbar spine, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Subtalar Joint: Manual Therapy Examination & Assessment of Glide in Eversion & Abduction

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 3, 2018 7:34:29 PM

We'll admit. The World Cup has us diving into the lower extremity. With all the fancy footwork--and collisions--happening, we can't help but see each play through a physical therapist's lens. So in the spirit of the World Cup, we cover the subtalar joint--examination and assessment of glide in eversion and abduction in the video below.

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Topics: NAIOMT, lower extremity, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Subtalar Joint Manipulation, world cup injuries, world cup

Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 14, 2018 9:57:13 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates an anterior shear test of the lumbar Spine that can be helpful in assessing patients who may be experiencing pain with everyday activities such as carrying children or groceries.

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, anterior sheer test

Manipulation of The First Rib

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 5, 2018 11:23:13 PM

What do you do when treating a patient who is larger in stature than yourself? In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates first rib manipulation in a larger patient. 

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Topics: manual therapy techniques, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, manipulation of the first rib

Assessment and Treatment of The Talocrural Joint

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 27, 2018 11:20:49 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Bill Temes demonstrates a thorough assessment and treatment of the talocrural joint complex.

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Topics: Knee-Foot-Ankle, talocrural joint, lower extremity, manual therapy videos

Manubrial Test For The Thoracic Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 30, 2018 9:14:55 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT reviews a manubrial test for the thoracic spine.

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Topics: manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, Thoracic Spine, minubrial test

Seated OA Treatment to Regain Occiput Posterior Glide

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 30, 2017 10:45:16 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates a seated OA treatment to regain occiput posterior glide.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, NAIOMT, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos

Unilateral C7 T1 Extension Manip of the CSpine

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 26, 2017 10:43:18 AM

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.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, Manual Therapy, manual therapy courses, manual therapy videos, Unilateral C7 T1 Extension

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