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Seated Thoracic Manipulation on a Larger Patient

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Dec 31, 2018 1:55:33 PM

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. 

Not just for girls, our Manip Like A Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder course is for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively treat patients larger than themselves. If you want to learn how to handle patients larger than yourself and do it with more efficiency and effectiveness then this is the course for you. Reserve your spot in one of these upcoming sessions:

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Topics: Clinical Reasoning, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine manipulation, manip like a girl

Seated Thoracic Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on May 22, 2018 8:06:25 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses and demonstrates a seated thoracic manipulation technique from a recent Thoracic Spine course in Denver, CO. Reserve your spot in one of these with us this fall.

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Topics: Clinical Reasoning, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine manipulation

Thoracic Spine Manipulation Safety

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 22, 2018 7:19:57 PM

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.

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Topics: manual therapy, manual therapy courses, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine manipulation

Manubrial Test For The Thoracic Spine

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 30, 2018 9:14:55 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT reviews a manubrial test for the thoracic spine.

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Topics: manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, minubrial test, thoracic spine, Thoracic Spine

Thoracic Spine Manipulation

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 26, 2017 11:01:07 AM

In the manual therapy video below, Stacy Soappman demonstrates an alternative way to manipulate the thoracic spine in a patient that has an anteriorly rounded posture.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine manipulation

Controlling the Spine During Seated Thoracic Techniques

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 3, 2017 9:50:46 PM

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.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine techniques, video

Restoring Ability To Reach Behind Back

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 14, 2017 9:37:15 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Bill TemesPT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT works with the shoulder to restore range of motion.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy, pain, Physical Therapy, shoulder pain, thoracic spine, Thoracic Spine, upper extremity

Abstract of the Week: Whiplash Injury or Concussion?

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 4, 2017 9:15:40 AM

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:

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Topics: Cervical Spine, concussion, Courses, mva, Thoracic Spine, whiplash

Alternative Thoracic Gapping Video

Posted by NAIOMT on Nov 5, 2016 10:31:27 AM

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.

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Topics: Manual Therapy Videos, thoracic spine, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine mobilization

Seated Thoracic Spine Mobilization (Video)

Posted by NAIOMT on Oct 22, 2016 12:13:45 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT demonstrates how to perform a seated thoracic spine mobilization technique in the older patient.

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Topics: manual therapy techniques, Manual Therapy Videos, seated thoracic spine mobilization, Thoracic Spine

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