1) Maybe we should slow down a little bit. Todd Hargrove goes over why slow movement is important for coordination and movement efficiency. This can be very useful when attempting to teach the “motor morons” how to move right. I specifically liked the Weber-Fechner Law, which describes that the relationship between the physical magnitiudes of a stimuli and the perceived intensity of the stimuli.
2) Overhead movements are usually butchered by patients. When trying to activate the lower trap many patients compensate with a rib cage flare, hyperlordosis, forward head, and unusual grunts. Cressey quickly goes over how to teach the TRX Y’s in this 2 minute video.
3) The placebo effect is very important when treating patients. However, it is just as important to consider the nocebo effect (negative). Many times patients with pain or poor expectations cause more harm and difficulty with self-administered (or worse, therapist administered) nocebo effect.
4) Trouble getting that stiff big toe moving? Bill Hartman goes over how to proximally address this issue. Working on the structures involved with the windlass mechanism can help increase hallux mobility. He goes over a metatarsal mobilization to “restore 1st metatarsal plantarflexion and restore flexor hallucis longus function”.
5) For those of you worried about job security just remember, there’s still people out there doing things like this.