Podcast Episode 4 (Part 2) With Roberta Nole & The Quadrastep System

In this episode Roberta discusses….    Her clinical case study using the Quadrastep System how she helped a patient with a pes cavus foot.  Why most orthotics get bad results…. How to discern if a foot is functional or structural When and where you can register for her Master Class and…. How you can access…

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Manual Therapy Monday Episode 14: How To Manipulate C1 On C2

  When a patient has a hard time turning their head left or right they probably have a limitation of C1 and C2. To figure this out you can check out my prior blog post on this exact topic by CLICKING HERE. If gentle mobilization isn’t improving your patient’s motion the next step is to…

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Podcast Episode 3 (Part 1) With Roberta Nole & The Quadrastep System

Roberta Nole is a practicing clinician and entrepreneur that has created a prefabricated orthotic system called the QUADRASTEP SYSTEM®.  She has been making orthotics since 1989 and specializes in assessment and treatment of foot and gait disorders in Connecticut. She is a possess an array of experience and knowledge. She holds a Board Certification in Pedorthics and…

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The Foot: Complex Yet Simple (Part 1)

The foot and ankle, which contains 26 bones and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments is often times overlooked, misunderstood, or often times scary for clinicians to treat. It is often the source problem in lower extremity musculoskeletal pathology. Normal foot and ankle mobility and stability is needed to walk, run, and even twist during…

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Podcast (Episode 2): Interview With Dr. Thomas Eberle On Facet Capsular Entrapment

  Dr. Eberle is an astute manual & orthopedic physical therapist that practices in SE Florida. He is currently the director for the University of St. Augustine Miami Campus and founder of the Florida Institute Of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. In this episode, Dr. Eberle talks about: A clinical case study on managing an upper thoracic…

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Manual Therapy Monday (Episode 13): How To Assess & Treat The Sub-Cranial Spine

  The atlas glides which ever way the occiput goes When side bending, the atlas rotates the other way to keep the eyes on the horizon 50% of motion approximately comes from C1 and C2  If rotation is lost, don’t forget to check the “lateral glide” of atlas on axis Most sagittal plane motions occurs…

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See How Easily You Can Avoid These Clinical Mistakes…

  It seems just like yesterday I graduated from PT school. It was during this time I thought I knew everything. Afterall… I knew a ton of information, I learned from some of the best clinicians in the world, I had a systematic approach of assessing & treating patients, and even had pragmatic experience as a…

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Manual Therapy Monday (Episode 12): Clinical Reasoning On Treating The Mid-Cervical Spine

  As a clinical instructor and astute manual therapist (at least I think I am) I always see clinicians learning new techniques. I get it. You need to add new tools to your tool box. But… At the end of the day, if you don’t know how to use that tool you’re not going to…

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What Is the Best Test to Discern An ACL Tear?

  The ACL is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. Roughly fifty percent of all knee injuries are a result of an ACL tear according to some studies. As clinicians with direct access we need to discern ACL tears in acute and chronic situations and refer out if needed, especially as sport and orthopedic…

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Podcast Episode 1: Blood Flow Restriction Training With Dr. Adrian Dixon

Blood Flow Restriction Training Expert… Dr. Adrian Dixon is an expert physical therapist in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans. He has an array of experiences in the NFL including: Tampa Bay Bucs Houston Texans Chicago Bears Dr. Dixon uses blood flow restriction training with his players. He is currently preparing research on the subject…

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