Gluteus Medius: It's not just for abduction anymore....
You may have been waiting for this...
Functional Perspectives on a game maker in gait...
It would logically follow that the gluteus medius is important for generating both forward progression and support, especially during single-limb stance suggesting that walking dynamics are influenced by non-sagittal muscles, such as the gluteus medius, even though walking is . . .
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The QT on the QP
Possibly heard of, rarely implicated and not often treated, this is one muscle you should consider taking a look at.
The quadratus plantae is generally considered to arise from two heads of differing and variable fiber type composition, with the lateral head having slightly more Type 1 endurance fibers (1) The two . . .
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The 1st Ray; the NEW Superhero?
Does the 1st ray complex have super powers? Perhaps Marvel should consider a new superhero
“Ray”? We are not sure but here is a story that gets us one step closer to the answer.
While teaching a Level 1 Dry Needling course this past weekend (if you were there, then this will be
a . . .
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The extensor hallucis brevis : An overlooked "miracle worker"
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!
The Extensor Hallicus Brevis, or EHB as we fondly call it (beautifully pictured above causing the extension (dorsiflexion) of the . . .
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The 1st MTP
Functional Anatomy, Trigger Points and More...
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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