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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
what sensation should you check and why?
What is the most important sensory modality to test and why? Pain? Motor? Sensation?
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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 . . .
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!
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 . . .