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Finding a Balance Between Activating and Relaxing Weak Muscles

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Practitioner's Corner | 2 comments

Finding a Balance Between Activating and Relaxing Weak Muscles

  One of my biggest mantras in practice is to “Relax the overactive and strengthen the underactive.” Acknowledging that the body functions biomechanically as a “tensegrity system”, this approach allows us to create balance in the body and restore optimal biomechanics. Ultimately, it can lead to decreased pain/injuries and increased performance. When it comes to strengthening the underactive, it usually requires that the person do some form of retraining exercises that target a specific muscle group, “turning on” the neurological signal...

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FIRST Move Well, THEN Move Often

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog, Practitioner's Corner | 0 comments

FIRST Move Well, THEN Move Often

  This idea, coined by physical therapist and FMS (Functional Movement Systems) founder Gray Cook, has become a mantra for me. And while this phrase has most often been used in the physical therapy world, and in select parts of the movement/training world, I feel that it has much larger implications. This idea could be (and probably needs to be) the way that we approach not only human performance, but also general fitness. Today, when someone is sedentary, or overweight, or out of shape, we tell them to hit the gym consistently and work...

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Doctor as Teacher: Part II

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Featured, Practitioner's Corner | 0 comments

Doctor as Teacher: Part II

  Earlier this year I wrote an article for Practitioner’s Corner entitled Doctor as Teacher. The basic idea was that we need to open up dialogue with patients/clients and be able to educate them on what’s going on in their bodies. And by doing so, not only do they, as a side effect, give us valuable respect because they believe that we know our stuff, but more importantly, they begin to take interest in their own bodies and health.  I still stand by everything that I said in that article. But, after another almost year of learning,...

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Rehab & Injury Prevention in a Fatigued State

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, Practitioner's Corner, Rehab | 0 comments

Rehab & Injury Prevention in a Fatigued State

  I stumbled across an interesting new study that showed that soccer players are most at risk for injury near the end of each half. With a little bit of thought, this makes complete sense. Injuries must be higher as the players get more fatigued. I began looking at more research and found this to be true in many different sports as well. Using this premise, I began looking into why this is the case. Before we get to that, you may be asking, well what about the classic idea of someone not being warmed-up enough before activity and getting...

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Doctor as Teacher

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Practitioner's Corner | 0 comments

Doctor as Teacher

As a preface, I don’t care what title you have or don’t have, this post is applicable to all healthcare/performance practitioners regardless of how many years of school you sat through. The term doctor originally comes from the Latin verb docēre which means “to teach”. I want to embrace that root meaning this year in my practice. A great mentor of mine would tell every patient to “ask as many questions as possible because I should be able to explain everything that I’m doing to you and why I’m doing it”. This is an amazing idea for a number...

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