By dr on June 1, 2015
My co-worker was on vacation recently and I was seeing one of his chronic pain patients (years of pain). She was doing very well and was becoming independent in a full exercise routine. I did a quick evaluation and noticed one thing that she could improve on from a movement perspective. I didn’t use any dangerous pathoanatomical language. I just simply pointed out that she could be stronger if she kept her rib cage down when she performed certain exercises. We went over this cue a bit more with some basic proprioceptive exercises before she started her exercise program. Continue reading “Coaching & Cueing (Part 1 – Intro)”
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By dr on February 4, 2014
In the past 10-20 years there has been a trend towards stabilizing the proximal joint. Everything seems to be going more and more proximally. And this is a good thing! It is providing us with better outcomes and quicker pain free rehabilitation.
If you look at the knee joint you can see the progress. We’ve gone from isolated patella mobs and VMO strengthening to hip strengthening. And now we are going even further up the chain and looking at lumbo-pelvic complex.
The same thing is happening with the shoulder. We’ve gone from isolated thera band ER/IR to scapula stabiliztion. And now we are going even further and looking at the thoracic spine and ribs.
And if we go just 1 step further at both joints we end up where it all began in the first place…the core. Continue reading “Everything is Moving Proximally”
Posted in Professionals | Tagged assessment, Core, Hip, Lumbar, Pelvis / Sacroiliac, Prevention / Recovery, Shoulder |
By dr on June 1, 2013
The quadruped position is a very important developmental posture. From this posture we learn to crawl and transition to half-kneeling (which then transitions into standing). Through this posture we develop core, shoulder, and hip stability, learn reciprocal UE/LE motion, and begin to control our spine through our weight-bearing extremities. The quadruped position has many details that are often lost or forgotten when training. Mastering these subtleties and progressing within the edge of your ability will lead to a great effect on your stability. Continue reading “Quadruped”
Posted in Professionals | Tagged assessment, Cervical / Neck, Core, Hip, Lumbar, Pelvis / Sacroiliac, Prevention / Recovery, Shoulder |
By dr on March 4, 2013
Part I of this series dealt with breathing anatomy and mechanics. Knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of breathing is essential for a proper assessment and intervention. This post will expand on the previous post and go over some indications, assessment, and intervention for breathing. Continue reading “Breathing – Part II – Indications, Assessment, & Intervention”
Posted in Professionals | Tagged Core, Lumbar, Pelvis / Sacroiliac |
By dr on February 1, 2013
The average person takes about 21,000 breaths a day. This makes it one of the 3 biggest aspects of our patients life that we can have a profound effect on (other 2: posture & walking).
This post will discuss the holistic effects of breathing, anatomy, and the important cascade of events for proper breathing and inner core stabilization. Continue reading “Breathing – Part I – Anatomy & Mechanics”
Posted in Professionals | Tagged Biomechanics, Core, Hip, Lumbar, Pelvis / Sacroiliac, Prevention / Recovery, Shoulder |
By dr on May 12, 2012
The half-kneeling position is a great way to assess and treat your patients hip and core stability. While it seems like an easy exercise, it has many subtleties that can make or break the position. Having a greater understanding of the half-kneeling position will help ensure that your patient achieves the maximal benefit. Continue reading “Why You Should Use the Half-Kneeling Position”
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