Seated CT junction gapping HVLAT technique

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

Palpating vertebral landmarks

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

Interview with Bill O’Grady PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, DAAPM, FAPTA

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

Thank you!

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!

So you’ve just taken a con-ed course… now what?

Have you ever taken a continuing education course and wondered... now what?  Learning different or new assessment/treatment techniques and seeing the benefits of them during a weekend course can be simply life-changing to some.  But let's face it, your partner over the weekend isn't normally like the patients you are going to be seeing on … Continue reading So you’ve just taken a con-ed course… now what?

Professor Laurie Hartman DO, PhD

    Our latest interview is with Professor Laurie Hartman.  Laurie is Associate Professor of Osteopathic Technique at the British School of Osteopathy, and has been teaching osteopathic and manipulative technique and manual therapy since 1964. He has taught and lectured in 17 different countries with osteopaths, physiotherapists, medical manipulative groups and chiropractors.  Laurie has also … Continue reading Professor Laurie Hartman DO, PhD

Back to the basics… again

In a previous post (Back to the basics…) I mentioned how important our knowledge of anatomy is when considering characteristics of what makes someone a "master" clinician. This time, I want to mention a another characteristic of what makes someone a "master" of manual therapy (especially mobilization/manipulation of joints)... and that is the understanding and application … Continue reading Back to the basics… again