The extensor hallucis brevis : An overlooked "miracle worker"
Look at this beautiful muscle in a foot that has not yet been exposed to hard planar surfaces and shoes that limit or alter motion!
The Extensor Hallicus Brevis, or EHB as we fondly call it (beautifully pictured above causing the extension (dorsiflexion) of the child’s . . .
Functional Anatomy, Trigger Points and More...
I just released a new video excerpted from a recent Level 2 TPDN course. It's about one of my favorite articulations, the 1st MTP. One of the most important and most distal joints involved with the gait cycle whose dysfunction leads to a constellation of problems north in the kinetic chain.
Enjoy : )
Today we are going to look at what I feel is one of the most important muscles to evaluate and treat with low back pain patients, as well as those with gait and lower extremity disorders.
Let's look at some of the functional anatomy of the QL.
It is useful to think of the QL as having three divisions. Though they can’t act . . .
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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)
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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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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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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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), among a . . .
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