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Functional Mobilization To Improve Squats

Functional Mobilization To Improve Squats

  First things first, I used to give credit where credit was due. That was a key part of The Eclectic Approach and Modern Manual Therapy. However, I received cease and desists for using the terminology of Institutes I don’t […]

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Finger Reset After Dislocation

Finger Reset After Dislocation

3 Weeks after a DIP Dislocation in a gymnastics injury, swelling, pain, and weakness remained in the PIP more than DIP of that digit. She was unable to grip or hang/swing on bars without pain. In order to restore threat […]

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Eccentric Heel Drop Cues For An Achilles Tendinopathy

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 […]

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Cervical Spine and Shoulder Stabilization Exercise

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 […]

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A Novel Mobilization for Acute Ankle Inversion Sprains

A Novel Mobilization for Acute Ankle Inversion Sprains

  The case in the video was a severe ankle inversion sprain on the left and moderate on the right. The patient is a high-level gymnast who injured herself tumbling during a floor routine. The video below was taken almost […]

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Why Do Isometrics Work So Well?

Why Do Isometrics Work So Well?

  A question I often get asked is “Why do isometrics work well to isolate pain?” I started adding isometrics to improve pain during motion and pain and end range with active and passive testing. They work great! Forget “muscle […]

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