Functional Integrative Rehabilitation Education

Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Ankle Instability

Acupuncture/Dry Needling and Proprioception. A Winning combination.

What a great combination of therapies for folks with chronic ankle instability, or almost any injury for that matter! Taking 2 modalities that emphasize afferent input from the peripheral mechanoreceptor system, which has such a large influence on the cerebellum as well as . . .

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January 11, 2017

The Glutes, Part 3

Here is the part you have been waiting for… In case you missed parts one and two, click here and here. 

Functional Perspectives

It would logically follow that the gluteus medius is important for generating both forward progression and support, especially during single-limb stance suggesting that walking dynamics are influenced by . . .

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December 19, 2016

The Glutes, Part 2

Beautiful Glutes: Part 2

We are going to get a little techie here. Hang in there! If you missed part one, click here to go back and read it. 

EMG data

There are a paucity of studies on gluteal function during gait, but here is what is out there.

The upper and lower portions of the glute max shows activity at initial contact and near the . . .

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December 12, 2016

Rock your clinical exam.

what sensation should you check and why?

What is the most important sensory modality to test and why? Pain? Motor? Sensation?

from Ivo Waerlop on Vimeo.

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December 03, 2016

The Levator Scapula

some important "points"

The levator scapula apears to be involved in a number of shoulder problems and can even be implicated in migraine headaches (1). It commonly exhibits trigger points in cervical radiculopathy cases as well (2). 

From its proximal attachment to the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae, to its distal attachment to . . .

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November 21, 2016

Article Published in November 2016 Chiropractic Economics

This was just published. Here are few screenshots for you to look at.


As you can imagine, I am quite excited for the publicity! Many thanks to Daniel Sosnoski, the editor at Chiropractc Economics for considering my work for publication!

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November 10, 2016

A little more on the tibialis posterior....

A little more on the tibialis posterior (or any tendon for that matter)....

On my way back from Vancouver, BC, I am reminded of the many muscles we needle frequently, and some of our clinical discussions over the weekend.

We tend to think of the etiology of tendinopathies as being overuse or biomecanically stressful situations, which are often . . .

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November 07, 2016


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