Peak Performance is proud to spotlight one of its own therapists, Nicole Osmundsen. Nicole recently published an article in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy on her research study focusing on neurodynamic testing for the ulnar nerve. Her goal was to determine how nerves respond when the internal shoulder internal rotation is substituted for an external rotation during the Upper Limb Neurodynamic Test (ULNT3).This test is used by therapists to help figure out the nerve that is entrapped hence causing the patient pain. If a person has past shoulder injuries such as a dislocation, they don’t have the range of motion to carry out the internal shoulder rotation. Nicole proved that in these cases an external shoulder rotation can be substituted resulting in a complete test, providing precise results.
Due to her research, which she carried out with the help of her research adviser Doctor Mark Guggliotti as well as three others, earned her an invitation to present at a symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona in October 2015.
Check out the full article:http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/AJZKupnVvhibw9Vu4RfY/full
Nicole Osmundsen, PT, DPT received her Doctorate Degree from NYIT in May 2015. Her ambition and determination led her to a 3.8 GPA and induction in the honor society targeting Allied Health Professions.