1) “An alteration of the language output may be as clinically potent in desensitising pain neurosignatures and it certainly has not been considered as deeply in rehabilitation.” David Butler discusses how correcting patients language & thoughts relating to their pain is just as important as it is to correct their movement output. This month’s JOSPT has a related article on the how movement system diagnostic labels can prevent the disconnect between diagnostics and treatment processes that pathoanatomic labels create.
2) The hip hinge is one of the most important movement patterns for anyone that moves. This months article goes over what it is, how to assess it, and how to correct it.
3) Changes in ankle push-off are inversely related to changes in the internal net hip muscle moments. In other words, there is a tradeoff between the hip and ankle during gait. Giving your hip patients the cue to walk with more ankle push-off can decrease the load on their hip and improve their function and pain (and vice versa).
4) Charlie Weingroff has a nice blended lens of SFMA, DNS, and strength and conditioning. Here’s 34 great quotes that you can apply in the clinic today. One of my favorites “If you want to fix your posture, I want you to feel wrong. Then, when you feel wrong, you can start to feel right.”
5) 25 Things you can learn from one of the best trainers around – Mike Boyle.
6) Integrated core exercises proved to have much higher muscle activation that isolated core exercises. The integrated exercises were movement that caused co-activation of core muscles coupled with hip and shoulder activation. The study concluded that “when completing the core strength guidelines, an integrated routine that incorporates the activation of distal trunk musculature would be optimal in terms of maximizing strength, improving endurance, enhancing stability, reducing injury, and maintaining mobility.” SMR has a review of it here.
7) Knee valgus collapse can be one of the most abrasive movement dysfunctions to the lower extremity. James Speck has a great article that sums up this dysfunction and how to fix it.