Happy September everyone – schools is back, fall is coming, Christmas decorations will be in stores any day now… If you missed or had trouble downloading my free copy of our new accelerated rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction you can download it here again. My thanks to you for subscribing.
Online Continuing Education Mentorship
Big news of the week was the announcement that my online continuing education mentorship program on the Recent Advances in Evidence Based Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder began enrollment. So far a great response, at the time I am writing this there were less than 5 spots remaining before I close registration. I am busy putting this all together and it is shaping up really nice, I am looking forward to it. Class begins next week! More information here.
More Big News – Upcoming Seminar with Eric Cressey
Exciting news for fellow fans of Eric Cressey. Eric and I are in the process of putting together a live limited enrollment seminar in Boston this November. We are still working out the details but should be exciting. I will leave it at that to add to the suspense, but we will be filming the seminar to distribute as DVDs as well! Do me a favor, if this is something that interests you, please reply to this post and let Eric and I know.
Plays of the Week
- School has started, for all those athletic trainers covering football and wrestling, good time to review your emergency procedure plans as this study confirms these two sports have the highest rates of severe injuries. (That’s why I like baseball, I deal with scratches and blisters!).
- Mike Robertson has been doing “exercises of the week” on his blog. Check out his video of a tall knee Pallof press isometric. Good core exercise to actually train the core to do what it is supposed to do – stabilize the spine! Mike states: “It’s fantastic for teaching people proper transverse plane stability. If you work with rotational sport athletes, this is a wonderful exercise for teaching them to stabilize their core/lumbar spine.”
- Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove wrote an amazing article about being grateful about what we have. She writes about her niece with cerebral palsy and after reflecting on how she would look in the mirror and wish she had better legs, she states “Why in the world would I ever spend another day, minute, second not being completely grateful for my legs and what I can do with them!
I can run, I can bike, I can lift weights, I can dance, I can do anything with these wonderful legs and my niece would love to have them. I love my legs! My legs should be my most favorite body part, not my least!” Well said, thanks for sharing as I am sure articles like that are tough to write.
- Physiospot has a good review on the effect of age on lumbar spine range of motion.
- The “runner’s high” felt by many runners after a long run may actually be addicting. Wish this was a problem for me… I have heard about this “runner’s high” but can’t say I have experienced it! I spend the majority of my runs rationalizing why I should cut my run in half today…
Video of the Week
My dog runs in her sleep, but this too funny. Wonder if this dog had that “runner’s high” afterward: