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Seated Thoracic Manipulation on a Larger Patient

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Dec 31, 2018 1:55:33 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses and demonstrates a modified seated thoracic manipulation technique that can be really useful in the clinic when your arms can't comfortably reach around a larger patient. 

Not just for girls, our Manip Like A Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course is for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively treat patients larger than themselves. If you want to learn how to handle patients larger than yourself and do it with more efficiency and effectiveness then this is the course for you. Reserve your spot in one of these upcoming sessions:

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Topics: Clinical Reasoning, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine manipulation, manip like a girl

Advanced Cervical Spine Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 19, 2018 9:32:57 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky demonstrates a manipulation for an extension restriction on the right at C56. Please note, this is a technique covered in our Advanced Spinal Manipulation course. Our Cervical Spine I and II courses are great stops on the path to getting to this level.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, Courses, Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos

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

Locking of the Lumbar Spine

Posted by Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT on Aug 25, 2018 9:17:05 AM

In the manual therapy video below, distinguished faculty member, Ann Porter Hoke, demonstrates locking of the lumbar spine from above, and how to obtain side-bending to the left and to the right. This is a portion of a larger video demonstrating both locking from above and below, and are components of NAIOMT's Lumbopelvic Spine level II Coursework.

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Topics: manual therapy, treating lumbar spine, Manual Therapy Videos, lumbopelvic spine courses

Biomechanical Assessment of The Sacroiliac Joint

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 10, 2018 9:10:49 PM

The manual therapy video below is a recent moment in one of our courses. In it, NAIOMT teaching faculty member, Michael Lucido, performs a biomechanical assessment of the sacroiliac joint. We realize every physical therapist is at a different point in their professional skill set, so please let us know if you have any questions at all. We design courses to meet you where you're at, and take you where you want to go in strengthening your manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills for your patients.

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, sacro-iliac joint

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

Prone Scapular Setting

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 23, 2018 8:47:14 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates how to re-establish scapular position for proper activation of the scapular muscles, a technique she teaches in her sports medicine-focused course "Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete.”

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Topics: Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, Sports Medicine

Side-lying Scapular Activation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 17, 2018 8:08:13 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates a technique to facilitate activation of the mid trap, rhomboids and lower trap. Manual resistance can be added in any direction to increase the activation of the muscles.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, overhead athlete, Sidelying Scapular Activation

Treating Upper Lumbar Spine Segments

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 4, 2018 8:21:25 PM

In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman discusses a patient presenting with pain and/or restriction when turning to the right--movement such as reaching to the back seat of the car--and who also has a history of a sensitive segment. She demonstrates one way to treat the upper lumbar spine segments with a "sensitive" segment in the lower lumbar spine.

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Topics: lumbar spine segments, lumbopelvic spine, Manual Therapy Videos, treating lumbar spine

Evaluation of A Cervicogenic Headache

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 31, 2018 4:27:01 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido demonstrates how physical therapists can evaluate a patient's suspected cervicogenic headache. 

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Topics: Cervical Spine, cervical spine evaulation, cervicogenic headaches, manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

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