Functional Integrative Rehabilitation Education

The Extensor Hallucis Brevis

A primary descender of the 1st ray

Look at this beautiful muscle in a foot that has not yet been exposed to hard planar surfaces and shoes that limit or alter motion! 

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The Extensor Hallicus Brevis, or EHB  (beautifully pictured above causing the  extension (dorsiflexion) of the my son's proximal big toe) is an important muscle for descending the . . .

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May 02, 2016

Needling and Instability

 

As people who needle, we often emphasize needling the paraspinal muscles associated with the segemental innervation of the peripheral muscle you are needling. For example, you may needle the L2-L4 paraspinals (ie: femoral nerve distribution) along with the quads, or perhaps the C2 PPD’s along with the suboccipitals. We do . . .

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April 25, 2016

Dry Needling and Autonomic Changes

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Leg Pain? Are you SURE its a disc?

Gluteus minimus dysfunction is often present in gait disorders, including stance phase mechanical problems, since it fires from initial contact through pre swing, like it better known counterpart, the gluteus medius. It is interesting that the trigger point referral pattern of the gluteus minimus . . .

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April 14, 2016

A little manipulation can go a long way...

Movement isn’t important...until you can’t...

Grey Cook

 

 Manipulation of a joint appears to change the instantaneous axis of rotation of that joint (1). It would stand to reason that this change would effect muscle activation patterns (2). Can this be applied to the lower extremity? Apparently so, at . . .

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April 14, 2016

The little known iliocapsularis

I bet I could needle that muscle....

As with many things, one thing often leads to another. I had a patient with anterior hip pain and what i believed was iliopsoas dysfunction, but I wanted to know EXACTLY which muscles attached to the hip capsule, to make sure I wasn’t missing anything.

I turned up some great info, . . .

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April 07, 2016

Upcoming Programs

Confirmed Dates for Upcoming courses (based on registration numbers):

all courses are 25 hours with CEUs through National University of Health Sciences

 

Part 1: Spine and Axial Skeleton

Summit Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 

114 Village Place, Unit 302

Dillon, CO 

May 20-22, 2016

Part 1: . . .

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February 20, 2016

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