Mandibular Retrusion, GIRD, and Distance Assessment – Movement Debrief Episode 85

Movement Debrief Episode 85 is in the books. Below is a copy of the video for your viewing pleasure, and audio if you can’t stand looking at me.

Here is the set list:

  • What is the relationship of mandibular in relation to the head and spine?
  • What could be a negative consequence of the retruded mandible?
  • What treatment strategies would you use to improve it?
  • What is GIRD?
  • Does my hierarchy for improving movement change with someone who has GIRD?
  • How would you improve GIRD?
  • How do I perform an assessment with a distance client?

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Kinematics of the human mandible for different head postures.

Below is a picture of me…notice the forward head posture with mandibular retrusion:

dat booty tho

Here is a link to me going through the normal respiratory mechanics of the spine.

Check out these debriefs:

Infrasternal angle

Posterior tilting part 1 and part 2

Pump Handle

Posterior thorax expansion

Bill Hartman

Below is a move I like to work on mandibular opening and tongue mobility:

Joe Cicinelli

Myofunctional Therapy

Cosmetic Dentistry

TMJ and Neck

Glenohumeral Motion Deficits: Friend or Foe?

Below is the toe touch to squat. I assess it without the ball

Below is multisegmental extension

Mandibular Retrusion


Distance Assessment