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Why you can have lower back pain into extension and flexion

January 9, 2017

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When someone with a lower back issue leans over / bends down, they’ll usually have pain in one of two ways. On the way down, or on the way up. Pain on the way down is often a sign of pain into flexion. The lower back rounds => person has pain => “flexion intolerant.” There […]

Visiting the North American Spine Society’s annual conference

December 16, 2015

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On October 17th I visited the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) annual conference. I attended the one day course for “State-of-the-Art in Motor Control and Low Back Pain.” It was quite the lineup of speakers: The lineup included two people I feel are part of the upper echelon of all this, Linda van Dillen and […]

Notes on Kinetic Control (Part 2)

March 25, 2015

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Other parts can be found here.  This part will deal primarily with the philosophy behind the book’s approach. I’m going to be rattling off quotes, along with commentary. – “The breakthrough came with the realisation that some compensation strategies are normal adaptive coping mechanisms and do not demonstrate uncontrolled movement, while others are maladaptive compensation strategies […]

Some notes on Kinetic Control (Part 1)

March 18, 2015

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I recently finished the book Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement, by Mark Cornerford and Sarah Mottram. This book goes through assessing movement for the neck, upper back, lower back, and hip. Along with some primers on philosophy and methodology to get things started. I’m going to have various posts discussing aspects of the book. […]

Why grandma shouldn’t deadlift

August 12, 2014

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This is an excerpt from my write up on my second visit to the Washington University in St. Louis. I wanted to give this its own post. A highlight of my trip was the direct conversations I got to have with Shirley. As far as I know, I was the only non-therapist at this course. Oddly, […]

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 […]

The starting list to my learning list

May 28, 2014

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I’ve received some emails asking for advice, congealing around: “There’s so much information out there, where do I start?” “How did you go about attaining your knowledge base?” “There’s a lot on your Recommended Learning page, what should I start with?” All the above deal with learning, but this post will be geared toward the last remark. […]