Here’s a Few Quick Ways To Increase Glute Activation Without Cueing or Touching Your Patients…

      I probably should be slapped for saying the ugly “activation” word. In fact, I despise this word because it is over used and I hate isolating out muscles. Many years of making clients roll around and squeeze their glutes as a strength coach gives me nightmares in retrospect. This is because muscles don’t…

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Meralgia Parasthetica- The One Condition Your Probably Not Diagnosing Correctly (case study)

Recently I came across a patient that I diagnosed with meralgia parasthetica. This condition is extremely rare, and, in fact, is the first one that I have seen clinically. Frequently this is often misdiagnosed for a disc lesion or sciatica. However, it is just an entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. In this post I…

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Book Review: Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot (vol II)

  Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot is a book I have always wanted to read. It was highly recommended to me amongst some of my colleagues. After taking several foot courses, I wanted to learn more about the compensatory motion of the foot and up the kinetic chain. This book did just that. In…

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New Concept In Assessing & Treating the Multifidus

    If you have ever dissected a human cadaver you will have immediately noticed the multifidus in the lumbar spine. This muscle basically forms the bulk and not the erector spinae. It important for stabilizing and controlling motion in all three planes. When the multifidus isn’t doing it’s job, instability and pain can occur.…

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Use This Exercise Strategy to Prevent Abnormal Motion of the Lumbar Spine

  The lumbar spine is commonly  injured. Often times this is because the thoracic spine and hips typically become hypo-mobile while the lumbar spine moves too much.  Overtime this increases stress which can cause serious pathology such as stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or a disc injury.  Blocking motion at the lumbar spine while mobilizing the other adjacent…

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Are You Doing This Clinical Pearl? (Part 2)

  Last week I had written about the importance of focusing in on one impairment per treatment, two tops.  In case you missed my last post, you can read it by Clicking Here. To further on that information, I am going share what I do before and during my treatments to ensure I get the best outcomes…

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Pain Science: Has It Gone Too Far?

Pain science has been a hot topic for the past several years in physical therapy. It has helped many clinicians and patients including myself. Although this has been great advancement to clinicians, many apply this content with every patient even though they have glaring tissue pathology, biomechanical limitations, or when the examination appears to be elusive.…

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Are You Doing This Clinical Pearl: Part 1?

  One of the most important things I have learned as I have gotten older is the power of focus and concentration. What this means is to put all your energy in one or two key areas while putting everything else on hold. In this year alone, I have already accomplished many of my yearly…

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Increase Upper Thoracic Spine Mobility by Doing This

  The upper thoracic spine can cause many problems in the body, especially cervical, scapular, and shoulder dysfunction. Sometimes the upper thoracic segments are hard to treat due to their more cephalic direction with exercise and require manual techniques. Below you will see an exercise strategy to increase the mobility of these segments by driving…

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How to Increase Ankle Dorsiflexion with Foot Pronation and Supination

     

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