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Muscle Testing Three Ways

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Nov 16, 2018 8:06:32 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman explains why it's useful to have three different muscle testing approaches for the lumbar spine. Essentially, each has a different intent:

Shortened Position

For neurological conductivity, fatiguing versus consistent weakness.

Mid-range Position

Looking at the power position, and giving it a manual muscle test grade to document in chart to use an objective measure to show how they've improved and gained strength over the course of physical therapy.

Lengthened Position

To pick up minor tissue damage, if looking for grade one strain.

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Topics: lumbar spine, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Evaluation of A Cervicogenic Headache

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 31, 2018 4:27:01 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido demonstrates how physical therapists can evaluate a patient's suspected cervicogenic headache. 

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Topics: Cervical Spine, cervical spine evaulation, cervicogenic headaches, manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

One Way to Assess and Treat Knee Pain in Runners

Posted by NAIOMT on May 26, 2018 10:49:04 AM

Do you treat runners? Or people who want to be runners? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman discusses a common ankle problem that can lead to pain in the foot, ankle, or knee, and one way to assess and treat.

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Topics: lower extremity, Manual Therapy Videos, runner knee pain treatment, treating runners, Uncategorized

Modifications to BPPV Treatment

Posted by NAIOMT on May 19, 2018 11:32:32 AM

In the Cervical I manual therapy lab demonstration below, NAIOMT Faculty Member Terry PrattMS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses modifications to the Halpike-Dix maneuver for BPPV. The majority of patients have sensitivity in cervical spine extension and rotation.

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Topics: Cervical Spine, Clinical Reasoning, clinical skills, manual therapy techniques, Manual Therapy Videos, NAIOMT, Uncategorized

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

Regaining Right Rotation Through the Ipsilateral AA Joint

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 28, 2018 10:12:48 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Stacy Soappman discusses what happens when the AA joint is restricting our right rotation, and one way we can help patients regain it.

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Topics: cervical spine, Cervical Spine, Courses, manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, PT, regaining rotation, Uncategorized

Cycling and my Obsession with Gluteus Medius and Piriformis

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 19, 2018 3:04:33 PM

Since spring-like weather is taking its sweet time in many parts of the country, full-on cycling season has yet to blossom. Not being a huge fan of the lingering cold, myself, I'm among all the fair weather cyclists that have been crowding into spin class, preparing for warmer outdoor riding.  And tends to happens when you're in our profession, :) people have been stopping me after class to ask questions about the various aches and pains they are experiencing as they exercise and get ready for summer sports.  The question I'm most frequently asked?

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Topics: cycling injuries, lower extremity, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, PT, Uncategorized

Atlantoaxial Rotary Stability Test

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 18, 2018 12:00:18 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's distinguished faculty instructor Ann Porter Hoke demonstrates an atlantoaxial rotary stability test (weight bearing-seated).

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Topics: ann porter hoke, Atlantoaxial Rotary Stability Test, Cervical Spine, manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Anterior Shear Test of The Lumbar Spine

Posted by Stacy Soappman, PT, DScPT, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 14, 2018 9:57:13 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Stacy Soappman demonstrates an anterior shear test of the lumbar Spine that can be helpful in assessing patients who may be experiencing pain with everyday activities such as carrying children or groceries.

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Topics: anterior sheer test, lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy videos, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized

Why Do the Lumbar Slump Test?

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 2, 2018 9:43:55 PM

PTs may learn and go through the motions of a lumbar slump test. But do we understand why? In the video below, NAIOMT Faculty member Stacy Soappman its significance and how it can help you as you decide which steps to take next with your patient.

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Topics: lumbar slump test, Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, Uncategorized

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