When I sustained injuries during my time in the service, I realized elements were missing from my treatment. Progress was slow, and I knew there had to be a better way.
Many of my therapists isolated the evaluation and treatment to focus solely on the areas of pain.
We now know that acknowledging the biomechanical and functional role of the thoracic spine in neck, shoulder/back and hip dysfunction, leads to more insightful evaluations and better treatment options.
This concept of regional interdependence is the underutilized link to better outcomes. Thoracic spine contributions significantly impact the upper and lower extremity along with the upper and lower spine. We’ll explore a step-by-step process to integrate:
Global assessments that identify biomechanical deficits faster
Multimodal techniques to improve mobility, biomechanics, flexibility, and posture
Therapeutic exercise to decrease pain, stiffness, tightness
New ways to enhance manual therapy with kinesiology tape, mobilizations, postural restoration, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release and more!
Go beyond traditional! Integrate the regional interdependence model today to improve mobility and functional stability of the thoracic spine and enhance your clinic outcomes!
Frank Layman, PT, DPT, EdD, MTC, has been a specialist in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine for nearly three decades. He has a vast amount of experience treating patients and athletes of all age groups and activity levels. Dr. Layman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Radford University, earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University, and has an EdD from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instruction, with concentrations areas in Administration and Sports Medicine. He received a transitional DPT from the university of St. Augustine, where he obtained his Manual Therapy Certification. He also holds a certification in Dry Needling.
Dr. Layman has taught Sports Medicine courses and has been active with programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Physical Therapy Assistance. In addition to his clinical and administrative duties and patient care responsibilities, Dr. Layman is an officer in the United States Army Reserves, an author, lecturer, consultant, adjunct faculty member (HPU-Leadership and Professionalism), and Board Member and VP of Business Development for Tapout Fitness in the Raleigh/Durham area. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
Frank Layman，PT，DPT，EdD，MTC，三十年來是骨科和運動醫學領域的專家。他在治療所有年齡組和活動水平的患者和運動員方面擁有豐富的經驗。Layman 博士畢業於拉德福德大學，獲得運動醫學/運動訓練理學學士學位，在 Old Dominion 大學獲得物理治療理學碩士學位，並擁有弗吉尼亞大學課程與教學教育博士學位，專攻行政和運動醫學領域。他從聖奧古斯丁大學獲得了過渡性 DPT，並在那裡獲得了手法治療證書。
Layman 博士教授過運動醫學課程，並積極參與運動訓練、物理治療和物理治療輔助等項目。除了臨床和行政職責以及患者護理職責外，Layman 博士還是美國陸軍預備役軍官、作家、講師、顧問、兼職教員（HPU-領導力和專業精神），以及董事會成員和副總裁羅利/達勒姆地區 Tapout Fitness 的業務發展。他還是美國物理治療協會、北卡羅來納州物理治療協會和美國骨科手法治療學會的成員。