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Functional Integrative Rehabilitation Education

Facilitation

While running intervals on a cool 19 degree morning, something dawned on me. My left knee was hurting from some patellar tracking issues, but only on initial contact and toe off. I generally run with a midfoot strike. I began concentrating on my feet, lifted and spread my toes and voila! my knee pain instantly improved. Very cool, and that is . . .

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December 22, 2018

Are We Rehabbing the wrong system?

I have recently run across some research that has changed the way we look at some of the rehab we do, especially proprioceptive rehab. Perhaps it will do the same for you.

Silvrback blog imageTraditionally, we present increasing balance requirements to the weight bearing structure by changing one or more of the three parameters that keep us upright in the . . .

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December 04, 2018

The Terrible Trio

beware the gooses foot...

 

Recalcitrant knee pain just below the medial tibial plateau? Worse with sprints, hills and after running a while? It may be the pes anserine insertion(s).

Silvrback blog imageMade up of the tibial insertions, from anterior to posterior, of the sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosis which lie superficial to the distal tibial insertion of the . . .

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October 27, 2018

Needle that SCM!

This article goes along well with the last one I published.

 

Silvrback blog imageWe remember that we have 3 systems that keep us upright in the gravitational plane: The visual system, The vestibular system and the proprioceptive system. As we age, we seem to become more dependent upon the visual system to maintain stability of the head (which is . . .

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October 18, 2018

Dry Needling and Dizziness

 
This is the 1st paper I have seen on dry needling (specifically) and dizziness or vertigo, especially as it relates to trigger points (1), though I have talked about it my articles here and here. It has been associated with increased balance (2, 3) and the acupuncture literature has many references to treating dizziness . . .

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October 10, 2018

Are we rehabbing the right system?

I have recently run across some research that has changed the way we look at some of the rehab I do, especially proprioceptive rehab. Perhaps it will do the same for you. We already know that needling can effect balance and proprioception, from some of the articles I have written here, here and here


Silvrback blog imageTraditionally, we present . . .

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August 30, 2018

Dry Needling and Muscle testing

Do you do manual muscle testing on your patients before needling?

We all evaluate our patients; hopefully on the table as well as observation while weight bearing. Here is some food for thought...


When your patient or client is lying on the table (or wherever you are evaluating them), do you pay attention to where their head is in space (ie the position of their head)?  Why should you care?
. . .

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June 28, 2018

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