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Reverse Engineering

 A Case for “Reverse Engineering”

You have often heard me say in my classes: “think of muscle function from a closed kinetic chain perspective”. In other words, the muscle (in the case of gait) working from the foot (or ground) up. Here is a study exemplifying this with the tibialis anterior and peroneus longus.

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April 09, 2018

Reciprocal Inhibition?

Gaining Anterior Length, Through Posterior Strength and vice versa….A Lesson in Reciprocal Inhibition

 

 

Silvrback blog imageI found a really cool article, quite by accident. I was leafing through an older copy of one of my favorite journals “Lower Extremity Review” and there it was. An article entitled “Athletes with hip flexor tightness have reduced gluteus maximus activation”. Wow, I thought! Now there is a great article on . . .

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March 05, 2018

Proprioception and Needling

Get the most out of what you do!

 

When it comes to needling and exercise, proprioception is King.

What is proprioception? It is body position awareness; ie: knowing what your limbs are doing without having to look at them. We talk about this all the time in our seminars. Some studies use specific points, others general ones, but they boil down to "needling improves . . .

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February 06, 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

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

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 contact and near the . . .

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December 12, 2016

The Tibialis Posterior. Did you know...

Lets take another look at the tibialis posterior

As clinicians , we often needle and treat the tibialis posterior for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, platar fasicits, patellofemoral joint pain, and a host of other conditions. Lets take a look at some of the anatomy and see why it is a big player in these conditions.

The tibialis posterior . . .

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October 31, 2016

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