Talo-crural distraction HVLAT

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

Interview with Erl Pettman PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT

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

Interview with Bruce Franke PT, DSc, OCS, COMT, MTC, FAAOMPT

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

Synergy

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