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

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

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

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, lower extremity, manual therapy videos, talocrural joint

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, minubrial test, thoracic spine, Thoracic Spine

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, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT

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

How to Assess and Treat the Superior Tibiofibular Joint

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 19, 2017 4:29:31 PM

It's ski season! But all that slope side fun means we'll probably start seeing more knee pain in the clinic. In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman demonstrates how we can assess and treat the superior tibiofibular joint.

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Topics: Knee-Foot-Ankle, lower extremity, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, superior Tibiofibular Joint

Modified Schober Test

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 4, 2017 10:46:55 AM

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.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, Schober Test, Uncategorized

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