1) PT School lays down the necessary foundation to develop your career. There are many important things that we don’t learn in school. Erson goes over 5 of these things. I completely agree.
2) This might be a nice progression for patients that have already mastered the sagittal plane and have topped out with isolated hip strengthening (bridges, clamshells, side-step, etc.). Eric Cressey goes over advanced lateral stability training.
3) Chris Johnson goes over the details of how to videotape your runners for analysis.
4) Mike Reinold describes his 4 RTC myths in this article. Mike makes a great point on the importance of simply being strong. While I am a big advocate of movement pattern training, I agree that there needs to be a baseline level of strength and mobility before focusing on training the pattern. I often find that weak patients cannot correct their movement pattern in a loaded position without adequate strength of the muscles in the chain. Many patients require strength training just as much as they require movement training.
6) Adrianne Louw once said “I could open up a clinic and call it Left SIJ Dysfunction PT”. He was joking about how most people have a natural asymmetry and discussed the importance of clinical relevance when assessing for SIJ obliquity. Todd Hargrove goes over a study that proves this. The study found that the pelvis is often structurally asymmetrical (osseous variance side to side). Therefore, palpation assessment should not be the sole reason for attacking someone’s pelvis with relentless muscle energy techniques. If you do find a patients whose dysfunction is actually from the SIJ you can try these great techniques provided by Erson.
7) I’m not all that interested in the details of nutrition and diet. Unfortunately, as a result I’m fatter than I want to be. For those of you who are interested you should check out this article on carb back loading.