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Filed under: Announcements, Continuing Education
Bridging the Gap with Charlie Weingroff and Craig Liebenson
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 13th, 2010
In January my friends Dr. Charlie Weingroff and Dr. Craig Liebenson will be putting on a seminar they're titling "Bridging the Gap" that promises to be an outstanding opportunity to confer and learn with some of the best minds in the business. Bridging the Gap: Rehab to Performance Training Charlie Weingroff, DPT, ATC; Lead Physical Therapist, MARSOC; United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command Camp Lejeune, North Carolina & forme...
Filed under: injuries, Manual Therapy
Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment and Longstanding Groin Pain
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 11th, 2010
Having communicated with a great deal of athletes who have suffered from sports hernia after discussing my trials with the injury, it's not uncommon to see a fairly high rate of relapse. Surgery appears to be a better route than conservative management if a sports hernia is an accurate diagnosis (Caudill, 2008), however, the results are not outstanding and many often maintain their pain after treatment. In response, physicians identify genitofe...
Filed under: Manual Therapy
The Psoas, Joint Capsule, and Hip Rotation
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 8th, 2010
The psoas is a complicated muscle that has a number of critical roles in movement. I covered its anatomy, speculated and critiqued research concerning its function, and discussed assessment and training techniques in my "Secrets of the Psoas" presentation that is free to all newsletter subscribers. Mechancially, the debate as to the psoas's ability to rotate the femur is fierce, with some suggesting that it is an external rotator, others an ...
Filed under: motivation
Job Fit, Passion, and Well-Being
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 6th, 2010
With graduation looming on the horizon less than two weeks from today, it is probably not surprising to you that I've spent a great deal of time considering the future. Where will I go? What will I do? What kind of guy am I? I am sticking in this field or chasing greener pastures? The lists of pros and cons are enormous on all fronts and the stress of figuring out the "next step" is big no matter who you are. The good news is that re...
Filed under: strength training
Oscillatory Isometrics and Developing the Pulse
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 1st, 2010
Dr. Stuart McGill speaks often of the value of co-contraction of antagonists in buttressing the spine. He has also discussed in detail the value of instantaneous superstiffness and subsequent relaxation that is present in so many of the best athletes. McGill contends that those capable of doing this best are also capable of exerting some of the best power. Take, for instance, the baseball player who must be mobile, concentrically powerful, ...
Filed under: Announcements
An Update on My Whereabouts
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 29th, 2010
To all of the concerned authors of kind and thoughtful letters, e-mails, and candygrams, I am, in fact, alive despite what you may have heard. I must apologize for my absence, however, it is not without good reason. A lot has been going on here in Flagstaff since my last post, but exciting things abound in the coming weeks, months, and in 2011 that I will unveil as are necessary. I will be graduating in about three weeks after a laborio...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Manual Therapy
Hamstrings, Suboccipitals, and Running Speed
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 2nd, 2010
In the past three months nearly every athlete I assess who is DN on their toe touch pattern remarks just how tight their hamstrings are. While this may be part of the picture, it is not the Gestalt, which you know already if you've been around the industry for any period of time so I will not rehash it here in great detail. We know that manual or self-massage to the plantar fascia can improve to touch patterns without even approaching the ha...
Filed under: Case Studies, corrective exercise, Program Design
The FMS Mobility Conundrum: A Case Study
by Carson Boddicker on Oct 25th, 2010
The Functional Movement Screen has a unique continuum and sequence of correction generally beginning with enhancement of mobility via ASLR and SM work, if indicated. Nine times out of ten this has been the right answer and easily approachable. In most cases, it takes very few sessions to restore the pattern to a full, symmetrical pattern if I choose and execute the right soft tissue techniques and subsequent exercises. Generally, I bank on ...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology
Body Positions Affecting the Spine
by Carson Boddicker on Oct 16th, 2010
A video worth watching that may make you reconsider some of your exercise choices: Regards, Carson Boddicker...
Filed under: Article Summaries, Continuing Education
Business Books for the Fitness Professional
by Carson Boddicker on Oct 13th, 2010
The fitness world is an eclectic one with individuals of varying backgrounds and a wide range of skill sets. In speaking with many people, they often excel in the technical aspects but suffer in the business realm or vice versa. I would definitely call myself a technician who occasionally dabbles in business. I seek constant improvement in what I do so at one point I can become a technician of both the technical aspects of training and manu...