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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: 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 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: 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

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 a upper thoracic spine extension manipulation that I've found greater success with. To learn more, join me at Touro College in NYC on February 10 for Thoracic Spine. If you live in other regions and aren't up for a trip to NYC, take a look at the list below for a course closer to you. 
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Topics: manual therapy, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, Thoracic Spine, thoracic spine manipulation

Thoracic Spine Manipulation (When Your Arms Are Too Short!)

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Sep 30, 2017 9:45:23 AM

Are your arms sometimes too short for your patient's size? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates a modification to the traditional thoracic manipulation--just one of the many things taught in her Manip Like a Girl course. Please note, everyone is welcome, it's NOT just for girls! :)

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Topics: manual therapy courses, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, thoracic spine manipulation

Abstract of The Week: The effect of direction specific thoracic spine manipulation on the cervical spine: a randomized controlled trial

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 11, 2017 8:36:26 PM

Admittedly, we didn't have to search too hard to find this particular Abstract of the Week, as its authors include NAIOMT faculty. Thus, it goes without saying that we find this an important topic to research, read about and discuss.

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Topics: Abstract of the Week, cervical spine, Cervical Spine, neck pain, thoracic spine manipulation

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