February 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 February. 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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Diaphragmatic Breathing, Overhead Pressing, and Plantar Fasciitis – Movement Debrief Episode 37

Movement Debrief Episode 37 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: What is diaphragmatic breathing? What is diaphragmatic breathing not? What are some simple ways to coach diaphragmatic breathing? What are some strategies for those who struggle with simple in through the nose and out through the mouth? What does it take to ensure someone can safely overhead press? What do I look for from a mechanics standpoint on an overhead press? What cues are relevant for ribcage position? How does visceral fat impact achieving a zone of apposition? What is happening with plantar fasciitis? What causes plantar fasciitis? How can you treat plantar fasciitis? How can you help clients work around plantar fasciitis? 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 Infrasternal Angles and Overhead vs. Quadruped Starting Strength Hruska Clinic 2018 Shoe List Heel wedges Arch Supports 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:   Diaphragmatic Breathing Overhead Pressing Visceral Fat & Zone of Apposition Plantar Fasciitis

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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:   Clinical Practice Guidelines Periodizing Sessions Muscle Imbalances

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Pat Davidson’s Rethinking the Big Patterns Course Review

I recently attended a class put on my dear friend Pat Davidson, a phenomenal strength coach and lecturer out of NYC. I’ve had many thought provoking conversations with Pat over the years, but this was the first time that I got to hear him teach. And whoa is all I have to say. With his knowledge, speaking style, and adeptness at mixing theoretical and practical application, Pat is one of the most engaging speakers I have come across in recent years. Pat is one of those people that you have to check out. Period. ’nuff said. When he’s not moving heavy weight, you can find Pat on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I’d also be remiss to not gave a shout out to Dave Rascoe for making the entire trip and course possible. You are a dear friend, and glad you reached out to me earlier in the year. I also must give a shout out to all the wonderful people who I finally got a chance to meet in person, including Lucy Hendricks (thx for helping me wake the sleeping giant called my right butt), D-Wil and Tom Cooper for the greatest training session of my life, Aaron Davis for sparking me to think about a wide variety of things, Brenda Gregory for #explaininglabs and being awesome, Paul Monje for teaching me about all things video , Teo for being the man, Patrick, Michael, and many more. Check out the video review below, and once you’ve done that, check out my notes.

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Hip Flexor Tightness, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, & Real World PT – Movement Debrief Episode 29

Movement Debrief Episode 29 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: How to determine hip flexor tightness How to use hip flexor differentiation to drive decision-making What tests can be performed to rule out a stress fracture What components ought to be looked at while treating medial tibial stress syndrome Thoughts on acute:chronic workload in medial tibial stress syndrome What advice I’d give my younger self on real world PT What the major key is to helping people How to lessen lower back pain after spin class 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: Pat Davidson Enhancing Life Method Strength Train Adapt Evolve – Aaron Davis’ spot A whole post on the Levitt position to reduce hip flexor tone All Gain, No Pain Practical Pain Education Iordan Krouchev 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: Hip Flexor Tightness Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Real World PT  

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Help Any Client Achieve Their Goals

I recently did a little spot on IFAST University regarding how I approach, assess, and progress people along the physical activity continuum. Read the little intro  below, and if you want to watch the video, click on the picture or the link. As a bonus, I put together a little PDF outlining how I improve the movement variability side of physical activity. If you sign up for IFAST University, you’ll get access to it. Without further adieu, here is the post. The Four Step Process to Address Movement Limitations I’m in the business of creating change, but — as you know — that stuff is HARD TO DO. How do you simplify the process? I like to outline things. When thoughts have a directional flow, it’s easier to keep everything straight. So I have to ask myself questions about each and every situation. What kind of person is in front of me? And what am I going to do with him or her? In this post, I’ll outline my process of helping people achieve their health and performance goals. We’ll discuss:The 4 areas where we can start creating change My main area of focus: physical activity The 4 steps physical activity Each step from my physical therapy view Each step from my performance coach view My progression for mobility The 3 active mobility tests I use Testing for arm motion with lower body tests Runners who get pain after they run 5 miles Patients who get back pain after they

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Scoliosis, Morton’s Neuroma, and Just in Time Learning – Movement Debrief Episode 22

Movement Debrief Episode 22 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here were all the topics: Thoughts on Treating Scoliosis Thoughts on Treating Morton’s Neuroma Why I prefer Just in time vs just in case learning 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 the links I mentioned tonight Advanced Integration Day 4: Curvature of the Spine PRI Advanced Integration Ipsilateral Hip Abductor Weakness After Lateral Ankle Sprain Method Strength – Dave Rascoe Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies:   Scoliosis Morton’s Neuroma Just in Time Learning

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Resilient Movement Foundations Course Review

I recently had the pleasure of attending a class put on by my fellas at Resilient Performance Physical Therapy. I went to this course for a few reasons. First off, I of course support the home team. I can’t even front, Douglas Kechijian, Trevor Rappa, Greg Spatz, and I go way back, and are very much related through IFAST family and directly (Doug is my younger older brother, Trevor is my son, and Greg is my stepson #dysfunctionalfamily). That said, there is were a couple big things I wanted to take away from this course, which I did in spades: Mastering basic movement Program design In these two areas, the Resilient fellas delivered in spades. Knowing what good technique is in the basic movement patterns, how to coach, and how to regress, are all underappreciated topics that these guys teach quite well. So should you take this course? An emphatic hell yes. I give a more indepth review as to why in the video below, so go ahead and check that out. Once you got the verdict, check out my favorite takeaways in the course notes, and then for the love of God sign up for a course of theirs! Click here to check out the Resilient Seminar Page

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D League Readiness Measures, Navigating Flare-ups, and Should I get the OCS? – Movement Debrief Episode 16

Just in case you missed last night’s Movement Debrief Episode 16, here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here’s what we talked about: What readiness and performance measures I used in the NBA D League What I would’ve done differently? How to navigate a pain flare-up What are the pro’s and con’s of becoming a clinical specialist 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. How to Design a Comprehensive Rehab Program How to Treat Pain with Sitting – A Case Study Services sign-up Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies: D League Readiness Measures Navigating Flare-ups Should I get the OCS?  

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How to Design a Comprehensive Rehab Program

Just when I thought I was out, the clinic pulls me back in. Though I’m glad to be back. There’s just a different vibe, different pace, and ever-constant variety of challenges that being in the clinic simply provides. This has been especially true working in a rural area. You see a much wider variety, which challenges you to broaden your skillset. I’m amazed at how much working in the NBA has changed the way I approach the clinic. Previously, I was all about getting people in and out of the door as quickly as possible; and with very few visits. I would cut them down to once a week or every other week damn-near immediately, and try to hit that three to five visit sweet spot. This strategy no doubt worked, and people got better, but I had noticed I’d get repeat customers. Maybe it wasn’t the area that was initially hurting them, but they still were having trouble creep up. Or maybe it was the same pain, just taking much more activity to elicit the sensation. It became clear that I was skipping steps to try and get my visit number low, when in reality I was doing a disservice to my patients. This was the equivalent of fast food PT—give them the protein, carbohydrates, and fats, forget about the vitamins and minerals. Was getting someone out the door in 3 visits for me or for them? The younger, big ass ego me, wanted to known as the guy

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Post 100: Sexifying Upper Quadrant Post-Op

I Wrote a Lot It’s interesting to think how much this blog has changed since I started writing in February 2013. We’ve gone from cliff notes of books, to cliff notes of courses, to the occasional self-musing. While I still plan on reviewing and assimilating courses I take, my hope is to expand and reflect upon whatever is in my brain a smidge more. It makes sense to start this trend with post 100. And today, postoperative care is piquing my interest.   Yes, post-op intervention is a guilty pleasure of mine. And it’s not because it’s easy. Far from easy. Post op treatment gives you a license to create under various constraints. Meaning you have to dig a little deeper to achieve desired goals. I think it can be way sexier, and effective, than your typical post-op protocol BS. So let’s create some successful post-op fun. The First Constraint Before we even talk about specific patients, we have to first look at the largest constraint yet: available tools. At my current digs, I don’t have much of anything in terms of heavyweights. So here is what I have at my disposal that I can implement: 1-on-1 care for 60 minutes Kettlebells: 10, 15, 25 pounds Therabands and theratubes of various sizes Cook bands of various resistances PRI trial orthotics (mouth splints, arch supports, reading glasses, yada) Steps Tape IPAD 3D stretch cage (aka very expensive equipment to tie therabands to) Access to higher level brain centers Heart of gold

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