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Posterior Shear Test

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 19, 2020 8:03:47 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates a posterior shear test, which can be used to check for ligamentous instability.

The patient is asked to gently push into the table while the PT blocks the inferior vertebrae and feels for the superior vertebrae to slide backward. Over pressure can be applied to further assess ligamentous integrity. In a normal spine there should be little mobility here. You can compare various segments to determine where there is excessive mobility.

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

Supine Thoracic Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 19, 2020 12:01:07 PM

In the manual therapy technique video below, NAIOMT co-founder, mentor and master clinician Erl Pettman demonstrates a supine thoracic manipulation. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Thoracic Spine course, which Erl will be teaching in Berrien Springs in October 2020. Reserve your spot now!

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Topics: Lumbar instability, lumbar scan, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, thoracic spine manipulation, lumbar disc, upper quadrant manual therapy, thoracic spine techniques

One Way to Treat and Clear a Patient’s Low Back Pain

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 15, 2020 8:14:58 AM

Do you often see patients with low back pain? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Laura von Wullerstorff demonstrate one way to treat and clear a patient’s low back pain due to a painful segmental hypo mobility secondary to loss of neuromuscular control. This technique is taught in the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course. 

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Topics: Lumbar instability, lumbar scan, lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, lumbar disc, upper quadrant manual therapy

One Way to Regain CT Junction Extension

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 14, 2020 5:56:08 AM

Do you have patients with a Forward Head Posture? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT's Valerie Coolman demonstrate a technique to regain CT junction extension while protecting the surrounding areas. This technique is taught in NAIOMT's Cervical Spine I, Cervical Spine II and Thoracic Spine courses. For more valuable insights from Valerie in person, find her teaching at our new Chicago course site.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, cervical spine course, cervical spine manual therapy, cervical spine techniques, lumbar spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, upper quadrant manual therapy, cervical spine evaulation

Mobilization for Bilateral Stenosis

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 12, 2020 2:58:02 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Valerie Coolman demonstrates a mobilization for bilateral stenosis or hyperlordotic lumbar spine unable to flex. This technique is taught at the C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II course. For more guidance from Valerie in person, meet her over at our new Chicago course site.

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

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

NAIOMT Alumni and Faculty Publish Spinal Manipulation Article in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Posted by NAIOMT on May 15, 2019 8:46:11 AM

We would like to congratulate NAIOMT alumna Christina Cuka (‘14) PT, DPT, COMPT, SSPT, alumna (‘09) Amy W. McDevitt PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Distinguished Faculty Instructor Ann Porter Hoke PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT, and Research Director Steve Karas PT, DSc, CMPT, MA, ATC on the publication of their article, “Spinal manipulation after multiple fusions in an adult with scoliosis: a case report” in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

JMMT published the article online on January 13, 2019. The article will also appear in JMMT’s next print edition. 

We are very proud of our alumni and faculty who continually carry forward NAIOMT’s high standards. 

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Topics: manual therapy courses, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, thoracic spine manipulation

Adapting Thoracic Spine Manipulation for Broader Patients

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 9, 2019 7:02:44 PM

NAIOMT'S Stacy Soappman knows what it is like to spend the day in the clinic treating patients who are larger than yourself. It can be hard, and often you feel like it will be difficult to make a difference in the patient's pain or function because of the size difference between patient and therapist. Watch the below video as she demonstrates one way she has adapted a thoracic manipulation for when the patient is broader than your arms are long.

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Topics: manual therapy courses, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, thoracic spine manipulation

Ligamentous Stress Tests of the Craniovertebral Region

Posted by NAIOMT on May 4, 2019 9:36:30 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT cofounder and meaningful mentor to many, Erl Pettman, demonstrates the ligamentous stress tests of the Craniovertebral region. Watching how easily he flows between the ligaments is mastery at its best! Our Cervical Spine I and II courses are essential stops on the path to getting to this advanced level.

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

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  our 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

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