Upper Body Unstable Surface, Achilles Tendinopathy, and Manual Therapy – Movement Debrief Episode 44

Movement Debrief Episode 44 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 there a place for upper body unstable surface training? Can it be justified since we cannot justify lower body unstable surface training? What are some good treatments for Achilles Tendinopathy? What are my thoughts on manual therapy? What do I think about recent manual therapy trends? Is there a place for manual therapy? 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: I couldn’t find a picture of the dome, but this article talks about it. The vestibular platform Shoulder Packing Tim Gabbett Deep friction massage to treat tendinopathy: a systematic review of a classic treatment in the face of a new paradigm of understanding. Achilles and Patellar Tendinopathy Loading Programmes Joel Jamieson Ultimate MMA Conditioning Lateral heel wedges Re-evaluating Manual Therapy Manual Therapy Musings Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model for Deformation of Human Fasciae in Manual Therapy The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Comprehensive Model Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.   Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 3 hours and 50 pages of content, a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball

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Hip Laxity, Agility, and Smashing Tissues – Movement Debrief Episode 34

Movement Debrief Episode 34 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: How does we consider a hip relatively lax? Can one be lax and “stuck” into a hip? How do we treat hip laxity? What is agility? How does one become more agile? What drills best develop agility? Can agility be taught? How to prevent a patient or client from falling in love with you What does treating flexible athletes (gymnasts, acrobats) look like? How do I treat a sports hernia? Is “smashing tissues” a useful part of a program? 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: Infrasternal Angles Effect of changes in pelvic tilt on range of motion to impingement and radiographic parameters of acetabular morphologic characteristics. Lessons from a Student: The Interaction Three-dimensional mathematical model for deformation of human fasciae in manual therapy. The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Comprehensive Model 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:     Hip Laxity Agility Preventing Clients from Falling in Love with You Smashing Tissues

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Impingement, Trusting Your Assessment, Noncompliance, and the Off-Switch – Movement Debrief Episode 15

If you are beyond sad that you missed last night’s Movement Debrief, number 15, I got your back. This time both audio and video are available #growing up. Here’s what we talked about: What impingement is How to treat impingement at any joint When do local inputs matter? Trusting your assessment process When to go beyond your assessment process Why context matters Making the most of noncompliant people Dealing with bad situations The importance of having an “off switch” If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube. They air every Wednesday at 8:30pm CST. Enjoy.   Here were some of the links I mentioned in this Debrief. The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes Practical Basketball Conditioning How to Treat Pain with Sitting – A Case Study Neurocoffee Impingement Manual Therapy Trusting Your Assessment Noncompliance The Off-Switch    

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Movement Debrief Episode 1: Meet the Patient at Their Story

A Live Movement Video Series Hey party people. I recently started doing some live feeds on the interwebz. You can check me out on Facebook and Youtube if you want to see me live. Otherwise, I thought I’d share with the very first episode of “Movement Debrief.” Here we dive into the following topics: The importance of reflection Using similar language to the patient. De-threatening that language Restoring sagittal plane control A case for manual therapy Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Guide to Treating Ankle Sprains

A Humdinger No Doubt   Ankle sprains. Such a bugger to deal with.   Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries seen in basketball. The cutting, jumping, contact, fatigue, and poor footwear certainly don’t help matters. Damn near almost every game someone tweaks an ankle. Treating ankle sprains in-game provides quite a different perspective. Rarely in the clinic do we work with someone immediately post-injury. Instead, we deal with the cumulative effects of delayed treatment: acquired impairments, altered movement strategies, and reduced fitness. The pressure is lower and the pace is slower. You shed that mindset with the game on the line. You must do all in your power to get that player back on the court tonight, expediting the return process to the nth degree. I had a problem. Figuring out the most efficient way to treat an ankle sprain was needed to help our team succeed. I searched the literature, therapeutic outskirts, and tinkered in order to devise an effective protocol. The result? We had 12 ankle sprains this past season. After performing the protocol, eight were able to return and finish out the game. Out of the remaining four, three returned to full play in two days. The last guy? He was released two days after his last game. It’s a tough business. The best part was we had no re-sprains. An impressive feat considering the 80% recurrence rate¹.    Caveats aside, treating acute injuries with an aggressive mindset can be immensely effective. Here’s how.

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