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The Calcaneo Cuboid Locking Mechanism

Needle those Peroneii!

The Calcaneo Cuboid Locking Mechanism

Do you know what this is? You should if you treat folks who walk or run!

 

It is the mechanism by which the tendon of the peroneus longus travels behind the lateral malleolus of the ankle, travels underfoot, around the cuboid to insert into the lateral aspect of the base of the 1st metatarsal and . . .

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January 29, 2018

What do you know about Ia afferents?

If you needle, you should know plenty...

 

This is a nice study looking at lateral gastroc activity and changing firing patterns with speed of movement. Great if you treat anyone or anything that walks...

 

Ia afferents

You remember them, large diameter afferent (sensory) fibers coming from muscle spindles and appraising the nervous system of vital information like length . . .

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January 22, 2018

More on that post operative fractured foot

the second article in a series

 

This is part 2 of a series following a case. If you missed part 1, please go here and read what we found. 

The patient returns 1 week later and reports being approximately 25% improved. She has been performing her "toes up" exercises while walking all the time. She is having some difficulty still with balance. She has . . .

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March 14, 2017

Return to the Suboccipitals

The Myodural Bridge Guest writer: Mitch Peritz DC

Once again, we are happy to have Dr Peritz write an excellent follow up to his last article (in case you missed it, click here). The next time you have a patient with an upper cervical problem, refer back to this article and think of all the far reaching implications of this often overlooked group.

 

The sub-occipital muscles (SOM) are . . .

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February 15, 2017

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

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

1 point that influences gait

As I am flying home from teaching an extremity dry needling course in Vancouver, BC, I was reminded of many things and just how intertwined dry needling and acupuncture are.

When talking about the lower extremity and gait (as I have been know to do at more that one seminar), I often talk about the “reverse engineering” principle . . .

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July 05, 2016

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