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My visit to the Washington University in St. Louis Physical Therapy Program

March 16, 2018

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This turned into a behemoth of a post. I started writing this on the plane ride home and well, the cute girl next to me could only distract me so much. Next thing I know I had 15 pages. (Remember in college how you had trouble writing 10 pages, double spaced? Weird.) There is a […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #23

February 23, 2018

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Falcon Heavy Thought I was watching a movie: Speaking of rockets, […]

Issues with ankle bracing and taping (how we created the high ankle sprain)

October 30, 2017

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The most common way an ankle is injured is this: We call that an inversion ankle sprain. By taping or bracing the ankle, or maybe by wearing higher topped shoes, we lessen the mobility of the ankle. We lessen the ability of the ankle to invert or evert. That is, to sprain. One way or another, […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #21

September 11, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Our monthly reminder of what Facebook thinks of us First, Facebook bought […]

Is cross training worthwhile when dealing with an injury?

March 15, 2017

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Years ago I’m in between clients and a gym member comes up to ask a question. “Is there any good substitute for running? I’m giving my achilles a break.” “Ehh, you can try the elliptical, but because of the lack of pounding, it’s not really that similar.” “Yeah, the elliptical fucking sucks. So does the […]

Understanding why hallux valgus occurs and fixing it without surgery

January 18, 2017

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Below is the table of contents for A Guide to Correcting Hallux Valgus. Afterwards there is the understanding section, which is free. You’ll then find the purchase button to get access to the fixing section, along with more info as to what’s in it. Or if you’re of the “Just tell me what to do […]

Protected: A Guide To Correcting Hallux Valgus (Without Surgery)

January 18, 2017

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Why eccentric exercise can help achilles tendinopathy

October 26, 2016

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A disturbing trend that appears to be coming back is emphasizing a need to load painful conditions. I’ve worked with a significant amount of 50 year olds and up. I consistently have to remind them to not go into pain when exercising. “Oh, I thought if it hurt that means I need to make it […]