1) The suboccipitals and occiput-atlas articulation are paramount when it comes to normal cervical function. The fact that our society is spending an increasing amount of time in the forward head posture makes this area even more important for cervical patients. Adding THIS to my soft-tissue work when appropriate has been very helpful.
2) Everyone seems to be talking about the Turkish Get-Up (TGU) these days. I’ve been adding more kettlebells into my own workouts and have been working on the TGU. It’s much harder than it looks when done correctly. It takes a great deal of mobility and stability throughout the entire body to complete it without compensations. Mike Roberton has a great step-by-step and Gray Cook has a video demonstration.
3) Ron Hruska and the Postural Restoration Institute have a blog and an article section for free education. Jason Mesek has a great post that gets into some of the concepts behind PRI and the importance of the pelvis, diaphragm, and rib-cage.
4) Trevor Winnegge does a post on high ankle sprains. This tidbit is clinically useful – “A general rule of thumb, though not set in stone, is that the higher up the leg symptoms go, the larger the severity and longer the injury will take to heal.”
5) If you like deadlifts and want a lot more information you should click here.
Have a Little Help From My Friends
1) Josh Gellert is a PT at NISMAT. He brought to my attention the importance of addressing the shoulder ligaments in adhesive capsulitis patients. He sent me to this article.
2) Shante Cofield is a PT at Duffy & Bracken. She recently had a patient with the rare lateral plantar fasciitis and found this article helpful.
3) Jesse Cullen-DuPont is a PT at Spear Physical Therapy. Jesse sent me this great post on increasing ankle dorsiflexion with a cubiod mobilization. He also told me about CE4YOU and how they have some great videos on their youtube page.