In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman addresses about one way to treat the talocrural joint following a plantar flexion/inversion ankle sprain.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses what happens when the AA joint is restricting our right rotation, and one way we can help patients regain it.
Does your patient have difficulty opening doors due to a lack of supination following a forearm/wrist injury? In the manual therapy video below, watch NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman as she shares one way to treat this.
Since spring-like weather is taking its sweet time in many parts of the country, full-on cycling season has yet to blossom. Not being a huge fan of the lingering cold, myself, I'm among all the fair weather cyclists that have been crowding into spin class, preparing for warmer outdoor riding. And tends to happens when you're in our profession, :) people have been stopping me after class to ask questions about the various aches and pains they are experiencing as they exercise and get ready for summer sports. The question I'm most frequently asked?
It is that time of year again when the “madness” of March descends upon us and the competition for the perfect bracket begins. Sixty-four teams, one championship and two weeks of games, buzzer beaters, upsets and victories. A wide field of hopefuls in a single-elimination bring your best competition where underdogs have the chance to walk away as undisputed champions.
Don’t you love being a PT? Who else cares that a blocked, silent culprit of a joint can lead to consequential injury up or down the chain of the homosapien? Or that a hypermobile joint is distorting my sympathetic nervous system, making me most vulnerable to injury? Who else has that training? We as PTs live for the end feel! Takes “sweat equity” to master for sure. But how rewarding. It is exclusively our science, yes? Pathokinesiology. I want to share this real- life case scenario with you. Here we go!
What do you do when a patient comes in and is disappointed that they are not better? When they are unhappy with the progress and are still in pain? When they seem to be losing faith in you and your treatment? This is something I’ve experience recently, and it got me thinking about the importance of setting progress expectations with patients right from the start. It also had me considering how best to proceed on a positive path, when the patient feels we have hit a wall.
That hurts, but this was the conclusion of Arnold et al in the latest JOSPT titled "Does Physical Activity Increase After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis?"
In the video below, NAIOMT Guest Faculty Jessica McKinney, PT, MS reviews important medical screening elements for physical therapists working with pregnant patients. For more expert guidance, join Jessica and Susan Clinton for Manual Therapy and Pregnancy!