Welcome to our first technique video! The talo-crural distraction thrust is a technique that is utilized often for patients with ankle dysfunction. However, have you learned the biomechanical rationale and reasoning as to why this technique works? Or, what types of patients it will benefit the most? Dr. Thomason demonstrates which patients are appropriate for … Continue reading Talo-crural distraction HVLAT
Welcome to our second interview! This time, we speak with Erl Pettman. Erl is a former senior lecturer and chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). He is also a co-founder of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), for which he still serves as senior instructor and chief examiner. In … Continue reading Interview with Erl Pettman PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT
Ever hear of the saying "The masters do the basics well"? I've certainly heard it quite a bit over the years. However, have you ever thought... 'well, what are the basics?' To me, the basics have to start with anatomy. We've all heard it, "you've got to know your anatomy!" If there is ever a … Continue reading Back to the basics…
Our initial interview is with Bruce Franke. He is owner of Desert Palms Physical Therapy /Movement Studio/Institute in Tucson, AZ. Bruce teaches and mentors orthopedic manual physical therapy as well, both locally and internationally. There are a number of good pearls for professional development in this interview that I hope all clinicians (veteran and novice) … Continue reading Interview with Bruce Franke PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, MTC, FAAOMPT
The definintion of synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. One of my biggest mentors often talks about the word "gestalt" in classes that we teach. His main point for using this term is "the … Continue reading Synergy
Taking the final #NAIOMT course (Advanced Spinal Manipulation) this weekend with Erl Pettman in Tucson! Look out for some new posts soon!
Hello world! As the lead-off post for this new blog, I feel there should be some explanation as to the purpose of what you have seen so far, or will see in the future. In general, it is hoped that the advancement of skilled manual therapy among physical therapists will be assisted by what we … Continue reading Hello world