June 2019 Links and Review

Every week, my newsletter subscribers get links to some of the goodies that I’ve come across on the internets. Here were the goodies that my peeps got their learn on in June. If you want to get a copy of my weekend learning goodies every Friday, fill out the form below.  That way you can brag to all your friends about the cool things you’ve learned over the weekend.

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Influential Studies, Piriformis Syndrome, and Screwing the Feet – Movement Debrief Episode 59

Movement Debrief Episode 59 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 are the top two studies that have influenced my practice? What is piriformis syndrome? How do I treat piriformis syndrome? What is screwing the feet? What position should the foot be in for squatting? If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook or Instagram.They air every Wednesday at 7pm CST. Enjoy! and the audio version…                    Here were the links I mentioned: Sign-up for the Human Matrix in Seattle, WA on September 15-16th here Sign up for the Human Matrix in Kansas City, KS on October 27-28th here   Sign-up for the Human Matrix in Portland, OR on November 10-11 here Read here to learn more about Human Matrix Coordinative variability and overuse injury Pat Davidson Mechanics of the respiratory muscles Here is the debrief on hip extension Below is a good move to improve hip internal rotation Below is a good move to improve hip external rotation Below is the slump test Eric Oetter Below is an excerpt from a message I got from a bright PT student and zaccupples.com employee, Kris Camelio (Instagram, Twitter), in regards to the “foot screwing out” piece. I thought you may enjoy. Pronation during squat makes the foot segment mobile and thus offers less stability for the rest of

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Glute Amnesia, Lateral Shifts, and Evidence Based Practice – Movement Debrief Episode 50

Movement Debrief Episode 50 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 gluteal amnesia? Is gluteal amnesia a thing? What needs to be done to get the glutes working? What is a lateral shift? Do shift corrections work? How should you handle working with someone with a lateral shift? What is evidence based practice? What does it mean to say you are evidence based? Can we possibly do everything 100% evidence-based? If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook or Instagram.They air every Wednesday at 7pm CST. Enjoy! and the audio version…                  Here were the links I mentioned: Sign-up for the Human Matrix in Seattle, WA on September 15-16th here Sign up for the Human Matrix in Kansas City, KS on October 28-29th here   Sign-up for the Human Matrix in Portland, OR on November 10-11 here Here is the Instagram post I mentioned in reference to glute amnesia Here is the powerpoint discussing lateral shift Manual Correction of an Acute Lumbar Lateral Shift: Maintenance of Correction and Rehabilitation: A Case Report with Video Bryan Chung The acute:chronic workload ratio predicts injury: high chronic workload may decrease injury risk in elite rugby league players Mike McKenney   Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 3 hours and 50 pages of content, a free acute:chronic workload

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How to Organize Journals, Blogs, and Articles

You wake up, make your bed, do your ahem, bathroom business, then slowly sulk your way to the kitchen to get some coffee brewing. While the good stuff brews, you open up your computer and decide to check what’s going on in the good old internet today. Then it happens. You see 20 new blogs on your blogroll, Facebook has shared 13 different posts that sound unbelievable, but oh wait, check out that tweet showing Tim Ferriss finally interviewed Zac Cupples (#dreaming), and then oh snap, Eminem just dropped another new song on Spotify! And then you accomplish nothing. I see this problem time and time again with many of the mentees that I work with, and I occasionally fall into the trap myself. We see so many interesting articles coming out on a regular basis, and the pull from FOMO is real. With so much to consume and so little time, what are we to do? The short answer: consume at the right time. Yes, the learning process has to involve impeccable timing with consumption. I’ve spoken about just in time learning ad nauseam (here and here), and it is key to both solving problems and retentaining new information. Consuming a cornucopia of random posts, articles, podcasts, and Youtube videos without direction is a recipe for time wasting.  You fleet from one cool article to the next and…oh wait, what was that last article about? We’ve all been there, and the struggle is real. So how do we overcome this nerd FOMO

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The Sensitive Nervous System Chapter XIII: Research and Neurodynamics: Is Neurodynamics Worthy of Scientific Merit?

This is a summary of Chapter XIII of “The Sensitive Nervous System” by David Butler. Intro Research has demonstrated that often evidenced-based medicine is low on the list for why clinicians choose a particular treatment. From an ethical standpoint, it is important to consider evidence. This chapter is very short so I will just provide the highlights that I got from it. Appraising a New Theory or Approach There are six criteria that a new theory should be evaluated by: 1)      Support from anatomical and physiological evidence. 2)      Designed for a specific population. 3)      Studies from peer-reviewed journals. 4)      Include a well-designed randomized controlled trial or single experiment. 5)      Present potential side effects. 6)      Proponents discuss and are open to limitations. Agreement Here are some definitions of different ways research measures agreement. –          Cohen’s Kappa: Measures nominal data reliability. >0.75 is excellent agreement. 0.40-0.75 is fair to good. <0.40 is poor. –          Pearson product movement correlation: Measures interval/ratio data. –          ICC: Measures continuous data. The closer to 1, the better. Validity There are also many different validity types defined throughout this chapter. The first two are proven through logic and have the least evidence support. –          Construct Validity: Valid relative to a theoretical foundation. –          Content Validity: Can I use this measure to make an inference? The next two are higher up on the evidence support hierarchy. –          Convergent Validity: The test shows a correlation between two variables. –          Discriminant Validity: The test shows a low correlation between two variables.

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