Entries by Erson Religioso

[REVIEW] Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

  After being in PT for almost 20 years, I’ve spent the last 5 years looking at methods outside of traditional physical therapy and patient education. Everyone is searching for the elusive magic bullet that will help the non-responders. That is why I started studying mindfulness, nutrition, and sleep. I’ve touched upon sleep here before. […]

Eccentric Heel Drop Cues For An Achilles Tendinopathy

Eccentric heel drops are a great and evidenced way to treat Achilles tendinopathy. However, many times, there is a mobility issue in ankle dorsiflexion, lateral tibial glide and/or tibial internal rotation. This often causes the heel to move medially thus causing relative tibial external rotation during ankle dorsiflexion. This further promotes the poor acceptance of […]

Cervical Spine and Shoulder Stabilization Exercise

  So your best needling/IASTM/soft tissue/manip improved cervical/scapular/shoulder ROM. What next? After manual therapy or a repeated loading strategy, pain and ROM is often rapidly improved.  Repeated passive end range loading often keeps this improvement between visits. However, many times restoration of motion and improvement in pain thresholds does not always improve higher function or tissue resiliency […]