Functional Integrative Rehabilitation Education

The Suboccipitals and Greater Occipital Nerve

 

I began this piece a while ago as part of a needling atlas that I was going to co author with one of my mentors, Dr Martha Lucas. The project proved to be more of a task than either of us realized, but some great information came out of it and I am passing some of that along to you here. This is a lengthy post, as the . . .

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May 30, 2016

Needling and Muscle strength

I realize it's late, but I really wanted to get an article out this week, so here we go... 

 

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“The present study shows that a single acupuncture treatment was efficacious for improving isometric quadriceps strength in recreational athletes. These results might have implications not only for athletic performance . . .

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May 26, 2016

The Vasti

Needling the Vastus Lateralis/Rectus Femoris and Vastus Intermedius from Ivo Waerlop on Vimeo.

Do you treat runners? Do you treat folks with knee pain? Patellar tracking issues? Do you treat the quadriceps? Do you realize that the vastus lateralis, in closed chain, is actually an INTERNAL rotator of the thigh (not a typo), and many . . .

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May 19, 2016

E Stim and Needling

While flying over the snow capped mountains of Montana, on my way home from teaching a level 1 dry needling course in Vancouver, BC , I saw lots of folks siting, neck flexed forward in a kyphotic posture, watching movies on their iphones and ipads, or playing a game. It made me think of posture and correct my own while writing this piece. We . . .

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May 16, 2016

Counting and Layers

Know where your needle is!

I often say when I am teaching “If you don’t know where your needle is, it probably shouldn’t be there” and “ Know your anatomy!”.

An easy place to get lost at times is in the posterior cervical muscles or anterior compartments of the lower leg and arms. In addition to using an app like . . .

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May 09, 2016

The Glutes, part 1

Beautiful Glutes!     Part 1 

Place your hands on your buttocks and stand up from a seated position. Did you feel them fire? Now walk with your hands in your back pockets. Do you feel them active at the end of your stride? No? Maybe you should be in rehab. You should!

The glutes have been the fascination of . . .

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May 06, 2016

The Extensor Hallucis Brevis

A primary descender of the 1st ray

Look at this beautiful muscle in a foot that has not yet been exposed to hard planar surfaces and shoes that limit or alter motion! 

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The Extensor Hallicus Brevis, or EHB  (beautifully pictured above causing the  extension (dorsiflexion) of the my son's proximal big toe) is an important muscle for descending the . . .

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May 02, 2016

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