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Functional Integrative Rehabilitation Education

How's your Iliacus?

Have you thought about the importance of the iliacus? During gait? How about at initial contact and again at pre swing? (1) You realize it will be “turned off” if you have labral pathology, right? (2) Needling can be one way of “turning it back on”.(3)

Check out this brief video of one way to accomplish this.  . . .

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February 09, 2017

Those Multifidi....

The multifidi are important proprioceptive sentinels for the low back, as well as the rest of the body, for virtually every activity you do weight bearing, including gait. They are implicated in many instances of low back pain, especially folks with flexion or extension intolerance, since their fiber orientation and thus mechanical advantage . . .

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January 17, 2017

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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November 21, 2016

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