Top 10 Posts of 2021

The posts the fam loved the most!

At the end of each year, I like to see what you wonderful folks loved!

What the fam….recognized (fam).

This year we went IN DEEP with biomechanics. A whole lotta pelvis especially, but also some feet and scapular stuff.

If you want to learn more, then definitely check out this year’s top 10.

Wishing you the best for 2022!

10. All About The Pelvic Floor

My understanding and application of what the pelvic floor is doing as we move and breathe has become much more refined. This post is the best example of that.

When you recognize that the pelvic floor contracts segmentally, you’ll look differently on exercise prescription.

9. Split Squat Biomechanics

The split squat is an incredibly versatile exercise, and you can really vary it up if you grasp the biomechanical positions that occur as you move through the movement.

This post provides a deep dive into this awesome move!

8. Maxillary Expansion Before and After 1 Year in the Crozat Appliance

This year, I learned that there are three polarizing topics that you should not discuss with others:

  1. Religion
  2. Politics
  3. Upper airway treatments

This post was by far my most controversial, where I outline what happened to myself after a year of being in the Crozat appliance. So far, the results have been pretty solid!

7. Core Training

Do rib flares matter? Why do we stack and posteriorly tilt the pelvis? How should the core work as we walk?

These were a few of the questions we answered in this post on all things core training.

6. Hip Flexor Stretches Don’t Work – Try These 2 Exercises Instead

Peeps love to stretch their hip flexors, but is this strategy actually effective for getting your hips loose?

The short answer is NO!

The long answer is there is a better way to get those hip flexors to chill. I talk about that better way here.

5. Lateral Pelvic Tilt: Learn it All

You go that little dip in your hip, and it’s not the cool way. What should you do to improve your movement skills?

Well, fam. I’d check this out, where we look into how to maximize the motion of someone who has a lateral pelvic tilt!

4. Limited Shoulder Motion, Where Should I Start?

Shoulder range of motion can get confusing in terms of how it relates to the thorax, is there an easier way?

I think so.

In fact, by correlating the rotator cuff to thorax position, you can get an appreciation for what parts of the thorax need expansion with very specific ranges of motion.

We deep dive into it on this post.

3. Improving Hip and Shoulder Internal Rotation WITHOUT STRETCHING

You can talk theory all day, but the best way to learn how to apply these concepts is practice.

In this post, I take my wonderful Nephew B, who has never done any of this movement stuff before and coach him up. You can see the real-time trial and error with this, and i think you’ll dig it!

2. 5 Mistakes I’ve Made as a Physical Therapist

Everyone on the internet talks about their successes. The problem is we learn so much more from our failures. Yet it’s rare to share when you fail.

In this post, I share some of the biggest failures I’ve had as a PT, and what I’ve learned from them.

1. Foot Compensation Patterns

The feet are the way our wonderful bodies interact with the ground, but what if your movement capabilities on ya feets are Whack AF? What do you do then?

You assess and improve their dynamics, which we go HAM on in this post, the best of the year.

Which post was your favorite? Comment below and let the fam know!