Month: June 2019

Return to Sport & Activity: Reloading The Athlete

We have talked about how strength and conditioning fits into the rehab process. We have talked about how to increase load over time to increase capacity for sport and activity. So how do we add load in a way that makes sense? How do we consistently progress types of demands that challenge an athlete without…
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Load vs. Capacity: Rehab Progression

If we knew nothing else about rehab, but knew the concept of load vs. capacity, we could take patients, clients, and athletes all the way from injury or post surgery back to sport. There are so many concepts that floating around in rehab. Most geared around what is right. Or what is more right than…
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Instability: Active vs. Passive

Case Study Follow Up: Misdiagnosed with passive instability. Just because true instability is not present does not mean movement patterns are normal. An over-stable joint, or joint with limited joint mobility, can create true instabilities if left unchecked. This video is a follow up on an athlete from a previous video. An MRI was prescribed…
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Early Diagnostic Imaging: Case Study

Taking a solid history, moving methodically through functional movement testing and special tests are what drive an accurate diagnosis. Diagnosis drives an accurate treatment. And accurate treatment drives best patient results and outcomes. When diagnosis is left up to imaging of anatomy alone, because of early diagnostic imaging, it is easy to come up with…
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Myth Buster: Sciatica & Low Back Pain

Pain in the Low Back is not always Low Back Pain. Low back pain is one of the most common pain sites. As an added bonus a lot of people are getting pain down into their hips, thighs, and sometimes all the way to the foot. Pain travelling down the leg is classically taught as…
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“Itis” vs. “Osis”- A Chronic Misunderstanding of Inflammation

Acute vs. Chronic Pain Management: When treating patient and athletes in the clinic and gym I frequently hear things like “yeah, I have had this tendinitis for years now.” Or “I have had chronic inflammation in my knee ever since my knee surgery a few years ago.” And while tendinitis is real and chronic inflammation…
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Pain: What it is and how to deal with it correctly

Pain is an inevitability if you are an avid mover. But how we think about it and how we manage it are critical. Especially if we are going to emerge on the other side without chronic deficits and dysfunction. As a therapist, I encounter people daily who are in pain. Because of this, it has…
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Icing Injuries Part 2: Remove and Replace

Educating people on the detriments of icing injuries is a lot of fun for me. But it is not well received if you don’t give people a more viable option. We cant simply remove an idea or treatment method that has been so ingrained for so long. We have to remove it, and then replace…
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Myth Buster: Icing Injuries

Ice gets FDA approval for cooling hot soup! Icing injuries has been going on for so long now we are only doing it because we have always done it? But have we really evaluated if it works? What does the research actually say? And is what we are doing with ice helpful or not as…
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