1) So Zac Cupples does Cliffnotes for PT books. Here’s his post on the Sensitive Nervous System by David Butler. If you aren’t familiar with Butler and the NOI approach you should check it out. “Pain is an unpleasant, sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.”
2) As a deep squat advocate, I loved this post by James Speck. To perform the deep squat you must have BOTH mobility and stability. This alone makes it a great assessment and intervention.
3) The most important aspect of preventing an acute pain patient from becoming a chronic pain patient is how fast you can get them out of pain. Erson goes over 5 Rules of Resets for using end-range mckenzie to decrease pain.
4) I don’t think she needs hip mobs.
5) Brett Contreras loves the glutes. He’s obsessed with the glutes. So when preferences an article about the glutes as one of the best he’s ever written, you should read it. One of my favorite parts was this gem: “The hip thrust is actually the lower body equivalent to the bench press. It provides three points of support and takes advantage of gravity to work the hips from a horizontal vector.” And as with all exercises, don’t knock it until you try it.
6) Hamstring strains are terrible. They suck to have and are even worse to treat. I feel that the classic eccentric progression doesn’t always lead to great outcomes. Each patient is different and requires different approaches (scar mobilization, neurodynamics, core stability, motor pattern training, glut strengthening, etc.). Here’s 2 articles that can help: 1, 2.
7) DNS and powerlifting, what a wonderful marriage. Here’s a great quote from this very Weingroffish article by Todd Bumgardner “Long story short, with your neck extended your brain thinks your spine isn’t stable, or safe, and it limits neural drive to outer-core and prime movers.” Consider neck positioning in everyone, not just the cervical patients.