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Seated Thoracic Manipulation

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 2, 2019 10:57:04 AM

In the video below, NAIOMT faculty member, Stacy Soappman provides a nice refresher demonstrating a seated thoracic manipulation. 

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Topics: NAIOMT, thoracic manual therapy, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine techniques

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 Seattle, WA on October 20, 2019  for Manip Like a Girl.

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Topics: NAIOMT, Clinical Reasoning, Manual Therapy Videos, 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 taught in our Thoracic Spine courses.

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

Alternative Thoracic Spine Manipulation

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Dec 26, 2017 11:01:07 AM
The thoracic spine is integral to almost everything we treat in the orthopedic world of physical therapy.  It is the connection between the upper and lower quadrants of the body.  If a patient is having complaints of shoulder pain we look at the thoracic spine.  Headaches?  Look at the thoracic spine.  Hip pain?  Look at the thoracic spine. Low back pain?  Look at the thoracic spine.  And don't forget actual pathology of the thoracic spine and ribs would cause us to look there as well.  As you can see, we are always looking at the thoracic spine.
 
Within our Thoracic Spine course, we cover the differential diagnosis, examination, and treatment of the thoracic spine.  We look at mechanical and systemic causes of thoracic pain, and discuss how the thoracic spine can lead to dysfunction in not only the thoracic spine but adjacent areas as well.
 
To give you an idea of what you'll experience in class, in the video below, I demonstrate an alternative technique for an upper thoracic spine extension manipulation that I've found greater success with. To learn more, join us for:
 
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Topics: manual therapy, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, 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's 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, video, thoracic spine techniques

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, Courses, mva, concussion, 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

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