Archive for February, 2011
Filed under: Article Summaries, injuries
Shoulder Health of Ironman Triathletes
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 20th, 2011
Triathlon is a sport that requires long hours of training spanned across multiple disciplines ultimately leading to a single day race covering up to just over 140 miles in 9 hours at the elite level. Developing the work capacity to compete for 9 hours or more requires substantial dedication and, as you can imagine, carries a substantial risk for volume-related injury and illness (Gosling, 2008). The shoulder sees a great deal of abuse in al...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Testing and Evaluation
Testing the Deep Sacral Gluteus Maximus
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 15th, 2011
Editors Note: What I love about this website is that it allows for interaction with some of the best professionals in the business, and today's guest post is from somebody who is no exception. Moons ago I wrote an article on the Deep Sacral Gluteus Maximus inspired by the work of Sean Gibbons and colleagues, and today, Luke has offered to expand on how it is tested and treated if its your cup of tea. Enjoy! The Deep Sacral Gluteus Maximu...
Filed under: Article Summaries, injuries, Manual Therapy
Plantar Fascia Pain and Trigger Points
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 13th, 2011
Pain of the plantar surface of the heel is the most common form of heel pain seen by health care professionals, which impacts approximately 2 million people annually and up to 15 percent of the athletic population. That demands better treatment and expedited recovery to keep your runners healthy and training hard. While commonly called plantar fasciitis, the condition seems to lack the inflammatory histology and is more consistent with degen...
Filed under: Manual Therapy
Mysticism, Hoo-Ha, and Woo
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 10th, 2011
Massage and soft tissue work is something that is extremely important to me just as solid, well grounded training is important to me. Likewise I value statements that are, if nothing else, scientifically defensible. Having spent the last several months in massage school so close to Sedona, it will not surprise any of you all that I've been exposed to a smorgasbord of various "healing" techniques ranging from the more traditional Swedish to Sh...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Manual Therapy, Neuroscience
Posture and Emotion: A Two-Way Street Influencing Movement
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 7th, 2011
I was recently listening to the recap of a case study presentation about a younger woman we'll call Kim who was presenting to a physical therapy clinic. Amongst the clinical assessment, the presenter noted both that Kim had an increased kyphosis and that she was recently divorced. The presenter then noted that it's no wonder Kim's husband left as that kyphotic curve was just really ugly. This was, of course, just for comedy and effect, but...
Filed under: Neuroscience
The Brain Maps Movement, Not Muscle
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 3rd, 2011
You've heard it before. The brain doesn't think about turning "on" individual muscles, but rather works in terms movements. The brain, as was discussed at the Bridging The Gap with Charlie Weingroff, likewise does not speak in terms of "movement quality," but rather cares only about movement success. The brain does not care how it gets from A to B only that it gets from A to B. This can be supported with what we know about motor maps in...