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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

The SCM and Gait

We 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 largely under the purview of the vestibular system).  Older folks seem . . .

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January 12, 2018

The 1st Ray; the NEW Superhero?

Does the 1st ray complex have super powers? Perhaps Marvel should consider a new superhero

“Ray”? We are not sure but here is a story that gets us one step closer to the answer. 

 

While teaching a Level 1 Dry Needling course this past weekend (if you were there, then this will be

a review; if not, then read on) and . . .

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November 08, 2017

Dry Needling, Trigger Point Dry Needling and Intramuscular Therapy Course: Level 2 The Extremities Vancouver, BC

Featuring Dr. Ivo Waerlop

Course Date: Friday, November 4th to  Sunday, November 6th, 2016 (3 Full Days)
COURSE ACCREDITATION

This course, sponsored by Dr Ivo Waerlop and F.I.R.E will meet all of the CPTBC College practice standards set out under the self-declaration model for Physiotherapists practicing acupuncture/dry . . .

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November 01, 2016

The Levator Scapula

levator scapula: from Ivo Waerlop on Vimeo.

From its proximal attachment to the upper 4 cervical transverse processes to its distal attachment to the superior medial border of the scapula, this muscle has multiple actions:

  • elevating the scapula
  • tipping the glenoid downward
  • ipsilateral rotation of the cervical spine
  • ipsilateral flexion . . .

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September 29, 2016

Level One Class Graduates in Vancouver!

I had privilege to work with these fine instructors on my team this past weekend to teach Level 1 Dry Needling in Vancouver, BC. This is a great group of PT's who are a genuine pleasure to work worth. Thanks to Karly Foster and Aaron Vani and congrats to the graduating class!

We talked about many different aspects of needling and . . .

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September 26, 2016

Precision

The importance of anatomical localization: The Scalenes

When needling, whether it be dry kneeling or acupuncture, precision is key (1, 2). It is often said that "if you don't know where your needle is, you probably shouldn't be there". This is very true and in areas like the apex of the lung field, especially prudent. 

The . . .

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June 20, 2016

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