And what have I been saying for years now?
Connected 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 . . .
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.
Traditionally, 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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The glutes and your....feet?
You may have heard me talk about how the lower kinetic chain is connected, how ankle rocker effects hip extension and how important hallux (great toe) extension is.
What can we conclude from this study?
- toe spreading exercises are important for reducing navicular drop (and thus mid foot pronation, at least . . .
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Gaining Anterior Length, Through Posterior Strength and vice versa….A Lesson in Reciprocal Inhibition
I 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 . . .
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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 . . .
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 . . .
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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 . . .