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A Guide To Footwear (Table of Contents)

October 30, 2014

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Table of Contents Picking a shoe for your foot Why the degree of heel lift matters Affect on the achilles tendon Affect on the knees and hips Affect on ankle sprains -> Athletes may be particularly interested. Affect on work Progressing your way there Curvature of the shoe -> Does the curvature of your shoe fit the curvature of […]

My second visit to Washington University in St. Louis

June 16, 2014

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I recently visited the Washington University in St. Louis for the second time. The first time, close to two years ago, was for help coming off my ACL reconstruction. (There is always something to be said for having someone’s else’s eyes. They will see things you can’t.) This time was to attend one of their Movement System Impairment courses. The […]

6 Weeks To A Healthy 10k

May 19, 2014

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Background It’s ironic how an activity involving zero contact with another person is invariably the activity people get hurt most from. Often, the first thing people do when they want to get in shape is start running. Often, people are hurt not too soon after. Shin splints, foot issues, knee pain, hip problems, even lower […]

My visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab

January 21, 2014

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I recently visited Stanford University’s School of Medicine, specifically their Division of Clinical Anatomy. About a month prior to visiting I found they offered anatomy tutorials open to what seems to be anyone. I have a good deal of anatomy background, I talk about it all the time, I took your standard Anatomy and Physiology […]

The psoas rolls deep

December 24, 2013

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From an upcoming, much longer, post detailing my visit to Stanford University’s Clinical Anatomy Lab, where I worked with cadavers: Dealing only in pictures the last few years really made me lose appreciation for how deep the psoas muscle is. We used one cadaver where, besides the skin, everything from the anterior trunk to the […]

Cueing people out of hip extension while standing

December 9, 2013

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I’ve written about excessive hip extension and hip issues quite a bit: Looking at pelvic tilts – The hips only tell you part of the story (an anterior pelvic tilt doesn’t mean your hips are flexed) My visit to the Washington University in St. Louis Correcting a swayback posture by…changing how you sleep? Relieving hip […]

Rethinking how and why you’re training your glutes

November 20, 2013

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One of the changes the internet has done to fitness programs is give people a greater focus on training their glutes. It started as, “Need to get faster? Train your glutes!” Then, “Knee pain? Work your glutes!” “Lower back pain? Squeeze those glutes!” There are certainly some merits here, but, now it seems to be […]

A day with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains

October 8, 2013

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I recently went to a conference where Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains was presenting. I’ve written about him in my posts on tennis elbow, the importance of direction in manual therapy, stretching the IT band and hamstrings. I listened to him for 7 hours, so, I took a ton of notes. – Background This was not a personal training / physical therapy / […]