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Toe Spacers?

Less pain through better mechanics?

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I have been using toe separators (like "correct toes" ) for various foot problems like hallux valgus, hammer toes and flexor dominance/extensor weakness.

My reasoning is that through changing the angle of attachment of the muscle, you alter the mechanical advantage of that muscle and help it to work more efficiently. Think . . .

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May 16, 2018

A QL screen for you...

 

As I have said in previous posts, though they can’t act independently I like to think to think of the QL as having two divisions. The lower division arises from the medial portion of the iliac crest and adjacent iliolumbar ligament and inserts onto the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, in the coronal plane from . . .

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May 05, 2018

More QT on the QP....

Needle, needle, needle....

You may have seen my last post on the QP. If not, see here. 

 "Thus, the tendon and tendinous slips of the FHL may distribute the load of the great toe to the second toe to the third or fourth toe in the forefoot, especially during toe-off. In addition, the main attachment of the QP to the tendinous slips of the FHL may provide . . .

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January 08, 2018

The QT on the QP

Quadratus Plantae

Possibly heard of, rarely implicated and not often treated, this is one muscle you should consider taking a look at. 

 

Silvrback blog imageThe 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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January 02, 2018

The QL...in all it's glory

Today we are going to look at what I feel is one of the most important muscles to evaluate and treat with low back pain patients, as well as those with gait and lower extremity disorders. 

Let's look at some of the functional anatomy of the QL.

It is useful to think of the QL as having three divisions. Though they can’t . . .

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August 31, 2017

The Quadratus Femoris

An often overlooked culprit

We often find clinically that the quadratus femoris as becoming the 1st dysfunctional muscle of the deep 6 external rotators (1) and its pain referral pattern can mimic the piriformis (2) and piriformis syndrome (3) as well as hamstring insertional tendinitis.  It has also been implicated in some cases of . . .

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May 18, 2017

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