In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Bill Temes demonstrates a prone torsion test, as part of the Level I Scanning Examination for the lumbar spine.
This week, we'd like you to meet David Bond, a third-year student physical therapist at the University of Washington. But he's not your average PT student. A former fire fighter and paramedic, he's currently interning in outpatient physical therapy at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. As we've mentioned many times before, we feel it's important to hear (and learn!) from not only the most seasoned PTs, but those who are the next wave to be in the field. David is showing tremendous promise and passion and we're pleased to share a bit of his perspective with you.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Stacy Soappman shows us kinetic tests of the SI joint, in this case, a prone kinetic test.
In the video below, North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Faculty Bill Temes demonstrates a prone torsion test, part of the Level I Scanning Examination for the lumbar spine taught in our Lumbopelvic I course.
When dozens of North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy faculty members converged in Seattle in June, ahead of the SI Joint Symposium, we had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and discuss a range of hot topics in physical therapy directly from practicing clinicians. In the video below, Steve Allen, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT (who's teaching Lumbopelvic Spine I and Spinal Manipulation: Essentials to Endorsement in Washington in October!) addresses the role of evidence, shares a rewarding patient experience and expresses why a deep understanding of the Lumbopelvic is so important for PTs.
Do you believe spinal manipulation can help your patients? Do you want to be able to effectively utilize it as one of the tools in treating? Whatever level you’re practicing or studying physical therapy at, if you’re located in the state of Washington, you’re likely well aware of the importance of endorsement when it comes to spinal manipulation. But there are a lot of details to navigate here. And we want to help.
If you're a physical therapist on the smaller side, the below video by Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT provides some strategies on performing spinal manipulations on patients larger than yourself. These tips are also great for protecting your body when working long days in the clinic. Leave any questions below and be sure to check out Stacy's upcoming course "Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter, Not Harder."