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

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, msk monday, Musculoskeletal Monday, terry pratt, Uncategorized

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

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

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