Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve been asked a bunch of questions, and I’ve tried to answer them immediately.

Instead of sifting through all my Movement Debriefs to get your answer, maybe you just want to get a quick answer and then go apply what you learned.

Or maybe you can only stand listening to me for so long. I GET IT!

Well, look no further. Below is a link to every question that I have answered thus far on my Movement Debriefs.

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Learn away my fam!

Continuing Education

Sometimes people on the internet makes it seems like you are learning with children.

Course Takeaways

PRI vs. DNS

Exercise

Wait until I debrief on the no-armed pushup

Coaching

Anchoring Old Movements to New

Coaching Progressions

Compliance

Getting Changes to Stick

Home Exercise Execution

How to spot compensation during movement

Regional Interdependence Education

The Guide to Remote Coaching

Core

Carries

Crunching

Sequencing carries

Situps

General

Asymmetries

Breathing

Breathing During Exercise

Breathing Strategies with Training

Does Breathing Transfer?

Exercise Dosage

Lateralization

Long Term Athletic Development

Self-Correction

Stability

Stretching

Toe Touch

Lower Body

Back Squat

Basketball Ankle Mobility

Breathing During Squats and Deadlifts

Calves

Deadlift Stance

Death of the Vertical Tibia

Elevated Heels on Squats

Screwing the Feet

Slideboards

Spinal Hyperextension During Weightlifting

Squats

Squat Stance

Stacking During Big Lifts

Unstable Surface Training

Performance

Agility

Asymmetrical Muscles

Mental Resiliency

When It’s Safe to Load

Programming

Exercise Programming

Periodizing Physical Therapy Sessions

Speed

Backside Mechanics

Upper Body

Crossfit Shoulder Injuries

Dead Hangs

Handstands

Neck Strength

Overhead Pressing

Overhead Press (Progressions and Utility)

Pulling

Pushups vs. Quad Sets

Reaching

Upper Body Unstable Surface Training

Warm-up

Warm-up

World’s Greatest Stretch

Health and Wellness

Sleep is definitely up there on the whole health and wellness game

Minimizing Social Media

The Off-Switch

Sleeping Tips for New Parents

Snoring

Stress Response

Taking care of your health

Personal Development

that’s what I hear.

Daily Routines

Building Daily Routines

Deciding What to Learn

Just in Time Learning

Embracing Failure

Detaching

Refocusing

Check Your Ego

The Art of the Debrief

Work-Life Balance

Professional Development

No college required

All about Jobs

Communicating with people who speak a different professional language

Finances

Handling Not Getting Jobs

Mentors

Managing Performance Teams

Networking

New Grad Advice

Preventing Clients from Falling in Love with the Clinician or Coach

Questions to ask an interviewer

Speeches

Rehabilitation

The mustache – an essential piece to becoming a good clinician.

Ankle & Lower Leg

Achilles Tendinopathy

Ankle Dorsiflexion

Ankle Pinching

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Assessment

Assessment Priorities

Can Posture Be Changed?

Can Ribs Go Out?

Distance Assessment

FMS/SFMA

Gait Mechanics

Leg Length Discrepancies 

Manual Muscle Testing

Muscle Imbalances

Overhead Squat

Perfect Posture

Postural Evaluation

Quick Assessment

Self-Testing

Shortcomings of My Approach

Should I Use Movement-based Tests or Passive Tests?

SFMA

Structure vs. Function vs. Pathology

Trusting Your Assessment

Variability Testing

Breathing

Belly Breathing

Breathing Starting Positions

Cramping

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Exhales

Is the stack being achieved?

Pain with Breathing

Passive Exhalation

Visceral Fat & Zone of Apposition

Zone of Apposition

Case Study

Cauda Equina Syndrome

My Movement Limitations

Thoracic Pain with Full Thoracic Motion

Clinical Reasoning

Trial and Error

Craniocervicalmandibular

Bruxism

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Retraction

Cervical Rotation

Cosmetic Dentistry

Deep Neck Flexors and Tongue

Deviated Septum

Mandibular Retrusion

Missing Molars

Occlusion

TMJ and Neck

Tongue Posture

Elbow

Elbow Range of Motion

Ulnar Nerve Subluxations

Tennis Elbow

Exercise

Elevating the Lower Body

Useless Exercises

Foot

Address supination and pronation deficits

Big Toe Extension

Bunions

Collapsed Arch

Flat feet

Foot and Hip Association

Foot Arch

Foot mechanics during the squat

Foot Position During Resets

Foot respiratory mechanics

Morton’s Neuroma

Plantar Fasciitis

Shoewear

Shoes (most recent update)

Gait

Hip Extension in Gait

Hand

Hands

Hand Health

Hip

Adductors

Anteversion & Retroversion

Excessive Knee Bend

FAI

FAI Mechanism

Femoral Anteversion

Glute Amnesia

Hip Adduction and Abduction

Hip Clunking

Hip Flexion Limitations

Hip Extension

Hip Flexor Tightness

Hip Internal Rotation

Hip Laxity

Hip Openers

Hip Range of Motion

Hip Rotation

Hip Separation

Iliotibial Band

Interpreting Hip Rotation Assessments

Measuring Hip Rotation

Pooch Belly

Post-Rehab Total Hips

Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) Inhibition

Total Hip Replacement

Knee

Fixes for Common Knee Issues

Hamstrings and the ACL

Genu Recurvatum

Knee Pain

Knee Pain During Resets

Quads after Knee Injury

Terminal Knee Extension

Tibial Rotation

Total Knee Arthroplasty

Lumbopelvic

The Abdominal Draw-in Maneuver

Abdominals Explained

Abdominal fat and movement

Anterior Pelvic Orientation

Back Surgery

Bulging Discs

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti 2.0

Excessive lumbar flexion

Flexion After Spinal Fusion

Flexion Intolerance

Hamstrings

Hemorrhoids

Hernias

How Does the Pelvis Rotate?

How does a spinal fusion impact breathing?

Imaginary Lat Syndrome

Infrapubic Angle

Is Spinal Flexion Bad?

Kegels

Lat Dominance

Lateral Shifts

Lower Back Pain Red Flags

Lower Back Weakness

Lumbopelvic Mechanics

Neutral Spine

Obers Test

Overbracing

Pelvic Dynamics

Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Tilts for Hip Internal Rotation

Pregnancy

Pooch belly

Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Posterior Pelvic Tilt (part 2)

Reducing pooch belly in standing

Rotation vs. Tilt

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac Joint Tests

Scoliosis case with several fusions

Self-assessing the infrapubic angle

Spinal Extension

Spinal Lordosis

The Straight Leg Raise

Troubleshooting the Hip Shift

Umbilical hernia

Which motion should be restored first in the lumbar spine?

Manual Therapy

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic Adjustments part 2

Cupping

Kinesiotape

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy part 2

Manual Ribcage Work

My Joint Went Out!

Scars

Smashing Tissues

Thoughts on Manual Therapy

Voodoo Bands

Modalities

Modalities

Multi-Disciplinary

Educating Other Practitioners

Finding Dentists

Psych Referral

Nervous System

Neurodynamics

Restoring Sensation

Sensation Loss

Pain

Acute Pain

Arthritis

Explaining Pain Simply

Fear-avoidance

Graded Exposure

Hypersensitivity

Navigating Flare-ups

Pain vs. Suffering

A Trainer’s Role in Persistent Pain

Pathologies

Are You Really a Complex Patient?

Complex Patients

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Hypermobility

Identifying with Medical Labels

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

Sciatica

Patient Interaction

Biomedical Education

Dealing with Late Patients

Ending Passive Care

Meeting the Patient at Their Story

Meeting the Patient’s Needs

Noncompliance

Overuse vs. Deconditioning

Patients owning their care

Position Education

Tissue Tolerance

Posture

Swayback and Respiration

Profession-Specific

The Complete Guide to PT School

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Expanding Physical Therapy

Expanding your scope

Finding Good Clinicians

Mastering the Fundamentals of Physical Therapy

The Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

PTAs

PT in 25 years

PT School Problems

Real-World Physical Therapy

Travel Physical Therapy

Posture

Alignment

Sitting Posture

What is the best sitting posture?

What is a swayback posture?

Shoulder Girdle

Addressing shoulder external rotation limitations

Compensatory Scapular Mechanics

Frozen Shoulder

GIRD

Lat Stretch Arm Position

Packing the Shoulder

Restoring Shoulder Flexion

Restoring Shoulder Motion

Rotator Cuff Tears

Scapular Respiratory Mechanics

Scapular Upward Rotation

Shoulder Abduction

Shoulder External Rotation

Shoulder extension

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Issues

Shoulder Limitations

Specific Populations

Fall Prevention

Geriatric Power Training

Geriatrics

Hypermobility

Treating Powerlifters

Worker’s Compensation

Spine

Dowager’s Hump

The cat-cow exercise

Thoracic Spine

Thoracic spine position during inhalation

What influence does the lower trapezius have on the spine?

Thorax

Airflow during trunk rotation

Asymmetrical Infrasternal Angles

Breathing for Beginners

Differentiating Posterior Thorax Expansion

Harrison’s Grooves

How do reaches impact ribcage movement?

Hunching

Immobile infrasternal angles

Infrasternal Angles

Infrasternal Angle Development

Infrasternal Angle Updates (4/2019)

Kyphosis

The manubriosternal joint

Narrow Infrasternal Angle

Overhead vs. Quadruped

Overhead Reaching

Pectus Excavatum

Posterior Thorax

Posterior thorax tilt

Prioritizing RIbs or Spine

Programming for wide and narrow infrasternal angles

Reaching

Rectus Abdominis

Rectus abdominis compensations

Ribcage Dimensions

Ribcage Pump Handle

Rib Flares

Rib Rotation

Rounded Back Breathing

Scoliosis

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic sidebending

Too Much Serratus

Too Much Traps

Upper thorax compensations with wide and narrow infrasternal angles

What areas should I prioritize when improving ribcage dynamics?

What type of exhalation strategies should narrow and wide infrasternal angles use?

Wide and narrow infrasternal angle compensatory strategies

Wide Infrasternal Angle and Traps

Variability

Coordinating Three Planes

Impingement

Mastering the Sagittal Plane

Proximal before Distal

Sagittal Plane

Staying Neutral

Triplanar Movement

Usain Bolt

Research

Microscope, essential for any coach or clinician.

EMG

Evidence Based Practice

Influential Studies

Staying Current

The (f)Utility of Research

Soft Skills

Building Rapport

Client wants vs Needs

Sports Science

Oxymoron perhaps? Stay tuned

D-League Readiness Measures

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