PT Alumnus from NASA holds a lecture on disc herniations

A UST Physical Therapy alumnus batch 1984, Jojo Sayson, PT, DMT, MOMT, FAAOMPT, gave a lecture entitled, “Low Back Pain and Intervertebral Disc Herniations in Astronauts: International Space Station Results,” last July 16, 2016 at the TARC Auditorium. Dr. Sayson is a research scientist and co-investigator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Human Research Program, USA.

The scientific lecture focused on current results of the on-going data collection among astronauts pre- and post-flight and a clinical demonstration of an Orthopedic Manual Therapy evaluation performed on an astronaut. The lecture aimed at raising awareness of participants regarding advanced concepts of orthopaedic manual physical therapy and its role in human space travel, as well as to understand the biomechanics of the spine on earth and in space and form a basis for differential diagnosis and treatment of low back pain and herniated discs.

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