Ancient roots of joint traction

Hippocrates Falling Ladder

Joint traction and manual manipulation have been used for musculoskeletal treatment since early times. Woodcuts, stone reliefs, and statues illustrate traction treatments in use over 5000 years ago. Today, joint traction and manual therapy are integrated into the practice of many disciplines. Following is a brief pictorial history of … [read more]

Nordic OMT History

OMT Nordic System The story of the OMT Nordic System began in the 1940’s when Freddy Kaltenborn became frustrated in his attempts to treat patients with joint dysfunction. Kaltenborn’s professional training, first as a physical educator and athletic trainer in 1945, and later as a physical therapist in 1949, included mobilization … [read more]