Pelvic Tilts – 4 Mistakes That RUIN the Benefits

Don’t let these mistakes rob your mobility gains Pelvic tilts are commonly prescribed to improve range of motion in a variety of areas, but you know what is even more common? Screwing up pelvic tilt form.  In fact, these 4 mistakes will pretty much make the technique useless. But don’t you worry, I’ll help you navigate these common mistakes so you can get the most out of pelvic tilts, improve your range of motion, and feel better than ever before! Check out the post, video, and podcast to learn more!

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Rib Flare – FIX It for Good

If your lower ribs jut forward, here’s the cure If your ribs stick out or you have a deep arch in your lower back, you MUST check this post out. Because your ribs looking this way…is NOT structural. Instead, your body is using a movement strategy that contributes to the lower ribs appearing prominent, impacting your ability to contract your abs and move well. Below, you’ll learn why rib flares exist and what you can do about it. Watch the video and read the post below to learn more!

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Uneven Hips CAUSING Knee Pain? | Case Report

If you notice your hips don’t stay level during stairs, then check this out! Does your hip ever drop down and rotate funky when you are doing exercises like step-ups and downs? Do you ever wonder why? Well, we cover the why and some fixes in today’s post, where I go through a case study that dealt with this exact issue. And the fix only took 3 exercises.

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FIX Posterior Pelvic Tilt with 2 Exercises

Posterior pelvic tilt…it’s not what you think it is There’s all this talk on how to “fix” your anterior pelvic tilt, but folks, there’s a portion of the population that presents with a posterior pelvic tilt. How do we help these individuals? The first step? Realizing it’s NOT ACTUALLY A POSTERIOR PELVIC TILT. I’ll show you not only what a posterior pelvic tilt actually is, but also how this biomechanical knowledge will improve your exercise selection for these individuals. (Don’t worry, I’ll show you my 2 favorite moves as well!) Check out the blog and video to learn more!

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Posterior Pelvic Tilt Exercises – You’re Doing Them WRONG!

There’s a subtlety to properly executing a posterior pelvic tilt. You’ll learn it today Posteriorly tilting the pelvis aka tucking the hips is a common strategy we use to enhance hip mobility and get the pelvis in a good position to load the legs during various exercises. But are you someone who feels “the tuck” mostly in your abs, stretching your back, or working your quads? I hate to break it to you… You’re doing it wrong Surprisingly, the posterior tilt needs to be WAY more subtle than you think to get the biomechanical actions we oh so desire. Why so subtle? Don’t worry, I’ll explain EVERYTHING you ever needed to know about the posterior pelvic tilt. 

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STOP Bringing Ribs Down – Do THIS Instead

Why the ribs down cue doesn’t work and you should coaching exhaling differently There was a time when peeps (myself included) thought forcing ribs down was necessary to anchor the lower ribcage, allowing for enhanced mobility and improved trunk position. This time must now pass. It turns out, the ribs down cue DOES NOT help improve ribcage dynamics and core stability in the way we think it does. If you’ve ever felt cramping, back working/stretching, or have your lower belly pooch out, this is why. Is there an alternative, then? Uh, yeah fam. I’ve found coaching the exhale as you’ll see in the video below to be WAY BETTER. Check it out to learn more!

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Infrasternal Angle Updates, Flexion Intolerance, and Calves – Movement Debrief Episode 80

Movement Debrief Episode 80 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: Does the infrasternal angle (ISA) impact my decision-making? What is the role of the ISA? What should be done if pain is brought on by a pelvic tilt and exhalation? What activities do I utilize to improve activity of the gastrocnemius and soleus?

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Treating Scoliosis with Breathing Basics – A Case Study

Have any clients with scoliosis?  Scoliosis can be quite a bugger and have some interesting consequences on an individual’s movement. I bet you feel unsure how to best help them maximize movement. Even though people can have wild and crazy curves,  utilizing a systematic approach that looks at the entire movement system can have profound effects.  I recently had the opportunity to run through a client with Scoliosis during Human Matrix: The Code for Maximal Health and Performance, where I was able to employ some of the skills taught in the class to lead to some nice movement changes. In this case study, you’ll see just how far coaching the basics savagely well can improve someone’s movement. We focused in this case on finding the best position for her to maintain the breathing strategies advocated in the seminar. And the results…well, you’ll just have to tune in and find out.

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Can Ribs Go Out? Terminal Knee Extension, and Back Surgery – Movement Debrief Episode 70

Movement Debrief Episode 70 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: Can ribs go out? What is likely happening? What are the steps I use to restore terminal knee extension? Is breathwork useful for those post-op low back? If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook . They air every Wednesday at 7pm CST. Enjoy! and the audio version… Here were the links I mentioned: Check out Human Matrix promo video below Below are some testimonials for the class Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: February 2nd-3rd, 2019, New Providence, NJ (early bird ends January 4th) SIGN UP FOR THE REVOLUTION featuring myself, Pat Davidson, and Seth Oberst February 9th-10th in Boston. MA Or check out this little teaser for Human Matrix home study. Best part is if you attend the live course you’ll get this bad boy for free! Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 3 hours and 50 pages of content, a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies: Subluxation: dogma or science? Three-Dimensional Movements of the Sacroiliac Joint: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Assessment of Clinical Utility Sacroiliac joint motion in patients with degenerativelumbar spine disorders The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Comprehensive Model Selected fascial aspects of osteopathic practice Fascial plasticity –

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Treating Back and Hip Pain with Breathing – Live Case Study

Ever have someone who hurts multiple areas, and you are unsure where to start? What if I told you that if you have a systematic approach, these people can be helped in a much easier manner than you’d think. But what if your assessment isn’t where you want it to be? Sounds like a problem, fam. Until now. Today you’ll see me assess a woman with back and hip pain, and I go through my entire assessment, outline my thought process throughout, and show how I coach this woman out of compensatory activities within her exercises. All of these are skills that I will be teaching the fam who are attending Human Matrix: The Code for Maximal Health and Performance. If you want to attend, there are still some sign-ups available for my courses this year: Seattle, WA – September 15-16 Kansas City, MO – October 27-28 Portland, OR – November 10-11 Some of the cool things you will learn in this case study include Why hip rotation is not an immediate decision-maker for exercises How to assess joint laxity so clients don’t fool your assessment Why is the infrasternal angle important for treatment selection How to cue clients out of compensation to enhance exercise effectiveness Why we should we see immediate changes after exercise selection My favorite manual technique for improving narrow infrasternal angles, which can enhance your client’s overall mobility How does the infrasternal angle relate to the infrapubic angle and more Enjoy the video and selected notes

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Clinical Practice Guidelines, Periodizing Sessions, and Muscle Imbalances – Movement Debrief Episode 33

Movement Debrief Episode 33 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: Do I use clinical practice guidelines and treatment-based classification system for managing patients? How much time do I devote to developing specific qualities in a typical physical therapy session? Where are muscle imbalances prioritized on my program design? Is there validity in testing specific muscles based on work/sport specific demands? If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube. They air every Wednesday at 7:30pm CST. Enjoy!                  Here were the links I mentioned: Clinical Practice Guidelines Neck Pain Treatment-Based Classification System Treatment-Based Classification System for Low Back Pain: Revision and Update Practical Pain Education How to Design a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program Thoughts on Manual Muscle Testing Rocketbook Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 3 hours and 50 pages of content, a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies: [yikes-mailchimp form=”1″ submit=”Get learning goodies and more”]   Clinical Practice Guidelines Periodizing Sessions Muscle Imbalances

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