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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

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 . . .

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March 05, 2018

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 . . .

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January 29, 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. . . .

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March 14, 2017

A Serial Case

Lets follow what I did on a recent post fracture foot

In this series, we will follow the progress of a post surgical, post rehab foot. These are the actual case notes and you can follow my thought process as we move along. 

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History:

JM presented with left-sided content foot pain. On July 24 she broke her left navicular and cuboid (pretty unusual, as these fractures are . . .

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February 23, 2017

The Temporalis

 
TMJ problems? Have you needled the temporalis? I find needling this muscle,along with the pterygoids to be paramount in TMJ dysfunction management. It seems that the antagonistic action or yin and yang of these two can solve mant TMY woes. Think of the interplay of the vertical fibers of the temporailis and the vertical fibers of . . .

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October 27, 2016

Ahh, yes... The Trapezius

We all know that needling the trapezius can be a great thing, especially with the typical "J" referral pattern working so well for headache and neck pain. 

We also know there is much literature to be found regarding its efficacy for: mechanical neck pain (1,2), myofascial pain (2-4), range of motion (5), local blood flow (6), . . .

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June 13, 2016

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