Hi again! An interesting thing happened in the clinic today. A friend and colleague shared a video he had seen on Facebook of another therapist teaching a manipulation to a group of chiropractic students and asked what my thoughts were on the technique shown. Not to be overly critical, but in my humble opinion it … Continue reading Seated CT junction gapping HVLAT technique
In our latest video, Dr. Thomason demonstrates how different the size of vertebrae are on an actual patient when compared to the typical plastic models we see in the clinic. Our subject for this demonstration is a younger male that is about 5'6" in height. As part of this video, a lumbar vertebra and thoracic … Continue reading Palpating vertebral landmarks
Welcome back to our interview series! For this one, we speak with Bill O'Grady, a veteran (in more ways than one) within the world of physical therapy and manual therapy. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from California State University, Long Beach during 1972; his master’s from the University of Southern California … Continue reading Interview with Bill O’Grady PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, DAAPM, FAPTA
The weekend of June 9 - 11, I had the pleasure of teaching a continuing education course in Chico, CA to a talented group of physical therapists. The course is called "Foundations of Manual Therapy: Clinical Reasoning for Direct Access" and is offered through Crunkeyser (Comprehensive Manual Therapy Seminars). To add to this honor, six Japanese … Continue reading Thank you!
In our latest video, Dr. Thomason explains biomechanics of the hip joint for sagittal plane motions (i.e. a pure spin). Then he demonstrates a highly effective mobilization to regain loss of hip extension using this biomechanical knowledge. Watch and add your comments below to tell us what you think!