All About the Neck

A comprehensive look at cervical biomechanics and exercise The Wu-Tang clan once said “Protect Ya Neck,” but how in the heck can you do that if you don’t know the biomechanics?????? The neck can be quite complicated considering all the factors that influence it’s dynamics: Ribcage position Thoracic spine Hyoid bone Cranium Temperomandibular joint OH MY! Yet despite all of these influences, there are simple, useful heuristics you can follow that can lead to favorable changes in neck mobility! Want to make the neck, cranium, and more ridiculously simple to understand and apply? Then tune in for Movement Debrief Episode 125.

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Too Much Traps, Hand Health, and Arthritis – Movement Debrief Episode 92

Movement Debrief Episode 92 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 do some people have too much trap and neck tension while they reach? How do I cue reaching without using the neck What are some key components of hand health? What are the different hand positions one should be able to achieve? What different grips should one be able to perform? What are some good ways to improve hand health? What is arthritis? Does arthritis correlate with pain? What treatments are useful for arthritis?

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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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Cervical Radiculopathy, Lower Body Elevation, and Shortcomings of My Approach – Movement Debrief Episode 82

Movement Debrief Episode 82 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 some key assessments for cervical radiculopathy? What is my treatment hierarchy for cervical radiculopathy? Why have I been elevating the lower body on many exercises? Why is inversion a useful move for improving mobility? What are some of the weaknesses in my current approach? What areas to I struggle in? What am I doing to improve upon those areas?

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Neck Strength, Narrow Infrasternal Angles, and My Joint Went Out! – Movement Debrief Episode 46

Movement Debrief Episode 46 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 can we best train the neck for grappling or head impact sports? What are the mechanics behind the narrow infrasternal angle? What is the treatment strategy for a narrow infrasternal angle? Do joints go “out?” 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 September 15-16th here Here is a video of the neck bridge (courtesy of Expert Village) Action of the Diaphragm on the Ribcage Respiration Revisited Here are some exercise I give to people with a narrow infrasternal angle. My top is the diamond lazy bear: The toe touch to the squat the dorsal rostral squat and the sidelying pec twist Systematic review and meta-analyses of the difference between the spinal level of the palpated and imaged iliac crests Content validity of manual spinal palpatory exams – A systematic review Reliability of Physical Examination for Diagnosis of Myofascial Trigger Points The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Comprehensive Model Neurophysiological effects of spinal manipulation 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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