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How good are your eyes? Can you pick up on the subtle gait abnormalities?

 

As I study this video more and more (yep, we just keep looking at things because we are that nerdy and that paranoid that we missed something) I saw at least 3 very subtle findings. 

 

 

 

Watch the video of this right handed physical therapist who had L knee reconstruction (MCL/ACL with . . .

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June 24, 2019

Holy twisted tibias Batman!

Holy twisted tibias Batman! What is going here in this R sided knee pain patient?

 

In this 1st picture note this patient is in a neutral posture. Note how far externally rotated her right foot is compared to the left. Note that when you drop a plumbline down from the tibial tuberosity it does not pass-through or between the . . .

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June 10, 2019

Muscle Spindles and Proprioception

And what have I been saying for years now? 

 

Silvrback blog imageConnected to the nervous system by large diameter afferent (sensory) fibers, muscle spindles are classically thought of as sentinels that appraise the nervous system of vital information like length and rate of change of length of muscle fibers, so that information . . .

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January 17, 2019

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

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