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3 Common Clamshell Exercise Errors

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 30, 2019 10:16:26 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry PrattMS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT discusses some common clamshell exercise errors and how to help your patient adjust them. 

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Topics: Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine courses, manual therapy, terry pratt, Manual Therapy Videos, videos, treating lumbar spine

Cervical Spine Anatomy Review

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 2, 2019 11:12:39 AM

Because we like to spend more time during the live portion of a NAIOMT course, emphasizing hands-on, case based material, we utilize Primal Pictures in our online pre-course modules. Below is an example video, reviewing some pertinent anatomy of the cervical spine.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, manual therapy, terry pratt, Manual Therapy Videos, videos

Upper Motor Neuron Signs During Cervical Scanning Examination

Posted by NAIOMT on Feb 23, 2019 8:54:10 AM

During a Cervical Spine I class, one of our course participants who had surgery for a cervical myleopathy still presents with upper motor neuron signs (although diminished since the surgery). He allowed us to film them so fellow PTs can see what babinski, clonus, hoffmans sign and pronator rigidity present like.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, manual therapy, terry pratt, Manual Therapy Videos, testing ROM, Uncategorized, videos

Testing ROM in the Cervical Spine Without a Goniometer

Posted by NAIOMT on May 11, 2018 10:37:32 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry PrattMS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates a great technique for testing ROM in the cervical spine without a goniometer.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, manual therapy, terry pratt, Manual Therapy Videos, testing ROM, Uncategorized, videos

Musculoskeletal Monday: It’s All About Balance

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 9, 2017 11:19:14 AM

Balance has been one of my favorite areas to study and teach. I remember first learning how balance is integrated through multiple systems and I was amazed that, as humans, we could stand upright without falling over. The statement that “gait is a series of controlled falls” was used by many professors, and I could not agree more. Balance is an epitomic example of homeostasis.

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Topics: Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, physical therapy, terry pratt, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills, Faculty, gait

Musculoskeletal Monday: The Shoulder

Posted by Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jul 17, 2017 9:41:26 PM

There has been an increase in rotator cuff surgical procedures performed after surgical consultation in patients presenting with shoulder pain. This has resulted in a 238% increase in the number of rotator cuff repairs in the last decade! Although large tears have been shown to benefit positively from surgery, it is important to note that there is evidence that physical therapy can have equal outcomes after 5 years.

1. Anatomy Doesn’t Lie

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Topics: manual therapy, terry pratt, Uncategorized, Musculoskeletal Monday, msk monday

Musculoskeletal Monday

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 10, 2017 9:23:36 PM

Welcome to Musculoskeletal Monday (a.k.a. MSK Monday). This is the first of many weekly posts intended to motivate and inspire fellow PTs. I am as excited about therapy now as I was when I first graduated in 1997 and would like to share that excitement on Mondays to start the week out right.

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Topics: manual therapy, NAIOMT, terry pratt, Clinical Reasoning, Musculoskeletal Monday, Muskuloskeletal Monday

Neurodynamic Testing of the Upper Extremity in the Scanning Examination

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 28, 2017 10:49:22 AM

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 pm EST, NAIOMT Instructor Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT will be broadcasting live from his Cervical Spine course in New York City, demonstrating Neurodynamic Testing of the Upper Extremity in the Scanning Examination, and addressing the median nerve, Carpal Tunnel and radiculopathy.

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Topics: Courses, Lumbopelvic Spine, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, terry pratt, clinical skills, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Testing ROM in the Cervical Spine Without a Goniometer

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 19, 2016 10:37:32 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry PrattMS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates a great technique for testing ROM in the cervical spine without a goniometer.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, manual therapy, terry pratt, Manual Therapy Videos, testing ROM, Uncategorized, videos

It’s All About Balance

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 11, 2015 11:19:14 AM

In the post below, NAIOMT faculty Terry PrattMS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses the importance of balance. But first, watch the video for a little introduction to Cervical Spine II, a valuable course Terry will be teaching in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 20-21. Register here.

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Topics: Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, physical therapy, terry pratt, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills, Faculty, gait

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