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Needle that SCM!

This article goes along well with the last one I published.

 

Silvrback blog imageWe remember that we have 3 systems that keep us upright in the gravitational plane: The visual system, The vestibular system and the proprioceptive system. As we age, we seem to become more dependent upon the visual system to maintain stability of the head (which is . . .

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October 18, 2018

Building a Better Bridge Exercise

 
 
Silvrback blog imageUsing bridge exercises? Want to make it more effective? Here's one simple way: bend the weight bearing knee to 135 degrees rather than the traditional 90 (1) . It preferentially activates the g max and med more (relatively, compared to the hamstring ; the actual values for the max and med remained similar) and . . .

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February 28, 2018

Acupuncture and Muscular endurance

I was treating patient with low back pain that had decreased lumbar endurance the other day utilizing both spinal manipulation and acupuncture, along with endurance based exercise. Incidentally, you should be able to hold a "superman" pose with your arms at your sides for approximately 150 seconds (1). The patient has been continuing to . . .

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February 22, 2018

Proprioception and Needling

Get the most out of what you do!

 

When it comes to needling and exercise, proprioception is King.

What is proprioception? It is body position awareness; ie: knowing what your limbs are doing without having to look at them. We talk about this all the time in our seminars. Some studies use specific points, others general ones, but they boil down to "needling . . .

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February 06, 2018

The SCM and Gait

We remember that we have 3 systems that keep us upright in the gravitational plane: The visual system, The vestibular system and the proprioceptive system. As we age, we seem to become more dependent upon the visual system to maintain stability of the head (which is largely under the purview of the vestibular system).  Older folks seem . . .

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January 12, 2018

The 1st MTP

Functional Anatomy, Trigger Points and More...

Good Morning

 

I just released a new video excerpted from a recent Level 2 TPDN course. It's about one of my favorite articulations, the 1st MTP. One of the most important and most distal joints involved with the gait cycle whose dysfunction leads to a constellation of problems north in the kinetic chain.

 

Enjoy . . .

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October 02, 2017

Beyond Needling Trigger Points

Beyond the Trigger Point

Many of us needle. We are taught to dry needle trigger points and sometimes (especially in the seminars I teach), to needle the segmental innervation of the muscle involved. But should we do more? I think so, and here is one paper on incorporating needling myofascial meridians along with trigger points that . . .

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September 25, 2017

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