In this post, I discuss some things I've picked up over the years to help us know when it is not a good idea to manipulate a patient. A lot of therapists are very interested in obtaining the skills of manipulation, and subsequently eager to practice those skills. However, we should always understand who NOT to manipulate in our attempts to do no harm.
Dr. Thomason shows a different way to manipulate the thoracolumbar junction as an alternative to traditional locking in sidelying.
For this interview, we have the pleasure of speaking with Jim Meadows BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT. The following is a biography that can be found on his website: Jim was chair of the Canadian Orthopedic Division's Education and Specialization Committees for 12 years and a past Examiner and Instructor with the Canadian Orthopedic Division. Jim is … Continue reading Interview with Jim Meadows BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT
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!