In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Stacy Soappman provides a nice refresher demonstrating a seated thoracic manipulation.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses and demonstrates a modified seated thoracic manipulation technique that can be really useful in the clinic when your arms can't comfortably reach around a larger patient.
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In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses and demonstrates a seated thoracic manipulation technique taught in our Thoracic Spine courses.
In the manual therapy video below--captured during a recent Thoracic Spine course in NYC--NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT discusses and demonstrates safety measures PTs can take with thoracic manipulations.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT reviews a manubrial test for the thoracic spine.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT esteemed faculty member Ann Porter Hoke demonstrates how to work with the thoracic spine when your patient is unable to be in or is uncomfortable in a supine position.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT works with the shoulder to restore range of motion.
This week, we take a look at Whiplash Injury or Concussion? A Possible Biomechanical Explanation for Concussion Symptoms in Some Individuals Following a Rear-End Collision from the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Elkin, et al. 2016 provide their biomechanical explanation for mechanism of injury of a concussion in a rear-end type collision. These authors specifically are looking at impact forces with head seat restraints compared to head blows (direct) that are known to cause concussions (contact related sports). Study data was compiled using simulated brain/head models and corroborated some clinical trends we typically see in our MVA patients:
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMPT, FAAOMPT demonstrates an alternative thoracic gapping technique for physical therapists that are small in stature.