The Foot Explained

Biomechanics, compensation, and treatment of the foot Movement Debrief Episode 119 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 setlist: What is the relative foot position during inhalation and exhalation? What strategies can be used to improve pronation and supination limitations? How can I improve dynamics in a flat foot? How does the foot move during a squat? How do bunions form?

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Asymmetries, Foot Position, and Educating Practitioners – Movement Debrief Episode 105

Movement Debrief Episode 105 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: Is it more important to correct axial skeleton imbalances or side to side asymmetries? Should we do bilateral lifts to challenge the weak side to “keep up”, or should we perform single sided activities to even things out? How important is foot positioning during resets? What are some strategies to drive calcaneal inversion or eversion? How do you communicate more specific treatment goals with other practitioners who aren’t familiar with your model?

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Shoes, Self-Correction, and Position Education – Movement Debrief Episode 95

Movement Debrief Episode 95 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: Do I prescribe shoes to people? What do I look for when giving shoe recommendations? How can one self-correct during breathing exercises? How do we know if a breathing exercise is working? If we shouldn’t educate bones going in/out of place, how do I explain joint position and movement options?

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Shoewear, and Quick Assessments – Movement Debrief 75

Movement Debrief Episode 75 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 IT band syndrome? What factors must we consider for treatment of IT band syndrome? What keys do I look for in a good shoe? What in my assessment would lead me to selecting certain shoes? Does shoewear matter for different contexts such as walking or sport? When short on time, what 3 key assessment pieces do I use to make decisions? What assessments would you use in larger group sessions?

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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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Ribcage Dimensions, Gait, Foot Arch – Movement Debrief Episode 56

Movement Debrief Episode 56 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: How does rib external and internal rotation relate to infrasternal angle? Why does the infrasternal angle measures present as they do? What are the anteroposterior and medial-lateral dimensions of the ribcage in these infrasternal angles? What are the thoracoabdominal pelvic cavity mechanics in gait? How does a collapsed arch impact movement variability? How do we treat a collapsed arch? Are custom orthotics a worthy solution? 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 Mechanics of the respiratory muscles Action of the diaphragm on the ribcage Below is the diaphragm picture I mentioned. Notice how from this angle, the diaphragm fibers would pull the ribcage inward.     Here is a bunch of stuff on the infrasternal angle. Human resting muscle tone (HRMT): narrative introduction and modern concepts. Paul Coffin, DPM (this is who I use to get orthotics) Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 3 hours

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Asymmetrical Muscles, Feet, and Elbow Range of Motion – Movement Debrief Episode 51

Movement Debrief Episode 51 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: Why are muscles asymmetrical? Are there any treatment/training considerations for people with marked asymmetries? What are the feet doing in stance? What is the relationship between foot and hip position? How do proximal structures affect elbow position? How important is full elbow mobility? How does rotation impact elbows? What treatments are used to restore elbow motion? 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 Factors Associated With Paraspinal Muscle Asymmetry in Size and Composition in a General Population Sample of Men Postural Restoration Institute Lateral Wedges Arch Pads Ulnar nerve subluxations   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:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Over the last year 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. While I won’t continually update this post, going to my FAQ page will be updated after each debrief. If you have a question, just sign up for my newsletter, and when the next email comes by, just hit reply and I will do my darndest to answer yours. Learn away my fam! Continuing Education   PRI vs. DNS Exercise Coaching Anchoring Old Movements to New Coaching Progressions Getting Changes to Stick Home Exercise Execution Lower Body Death of the Vertical Tibia Slideboards Squats Performance Agility Programming Exercise Programming Periodizing Physical Therapy Sessions Upper Body Dead Hangs   Overhead Pressing Pushups vs. Quad Sets   Health and Wellness The Off-Switch Sleeping Tips for New Parents Stress Response Taking care of your health Personal Development 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 Questions to ask an interviewer New Grad Advice All about Jobs Speeches Handling Not Getting Jobs

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Manual Muscle Testing, Treating Powerlifters, Adductors Gotsta Chill – Movement Debrief Episode 30

Movement Debrief Episode 30 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: If/when is manual muscle testing relevant and valuable What considerations should be made when manual muscle testing? Creative ways to improve variability in powerlifters What methods are useful for reducing adductor overactivity 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: Bill Hartman Pat Davidson Pre-existent vertebral rotation in the human spine is influenced by body position Right thoracic curvature in the normal spine Analysis of preexistent vertebral rotation in the normal spine Behavioral evidence for left-hemisphere specialization of motor planning Ipsilateral Hip Abductor Weakness After Inversion Ankle Sprain Here is the glute max fiber orientation (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Here is a video of the D1 Extension pattern Enhancing Life Method Strength Andy Mccloy  Trevor LaSarre 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: Manual Muscle Testing Treating Powerlifters Adductors Gotsta Chill  

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Course Notes: PRI Impingement and Instability – Cantrell Edition

A Quick Trip Home  I made my first trip back to my roots since moving out west to watch Mike Cantrell’s version of one of my favorite courses: Impingement and Instability. Yes, if you are wondering, my family does hate me for not being able to visit them. Mike absolutely killed all of the various topics we covered, and his ability to coach some of the advanced PRI activities is second to none. I had a blast learning from him. I won’t go over all the nitty gritty like I did here, but here were some of my favorite concepts that we covered. Learn on. The I&I Conundrum  Impingement occurs due to the human system’s conflicting demands. We face a battle between instability and stability. Flexion allows for movement variability, which is desirable in the human system. Variable movement reduces threat perception. However, system flexion leads to increased instability and the risk of falling forward. To combat this risk, impingement may occur by compensatory extension. Extension begets joint and system stability, yet system variability is minimized. Increased stability is desirable when under threat, but not for long term. The “goal” then, would be to build control within flexed instability so the system can stay variable; to remain upright without extension. As Charlie Weingroff would say, we want “control within the presence of change.” That is alternating and reciprocal movement. That doesn’t mean you have to do silly little PRI exercises for the rest of your life. PRI activities are simply neuromuscular training

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