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Femoroacetabular Impingement – Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of FAI

Femoroacetabular impingement can be a tough diagnosis. Here is all you want to know about the diagnosis and treatment of FAI.

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Graston Technique: A Case Study and Other Thoughts on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques

Today’s guest post is quick overview of the Graston technique and it’s application within a case study by Eric Schoenberg, MSPT, CSCS.  I thought Eric did a great job with the post and have will share some of my thoughts on instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, such as Graston technique, at the end of this […]

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Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Impairs the Lateral Step Down Test

Deficits with ankle dorsiflexion mobility can have a dramatic impact on functional movements such as deep squatting, lunging, and the lateral step down.  If you are familiar with the functional movement screen, you know that this is taken into consideration when a person does not grade out with a perfect score on many of the […]

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Risk Factors for Groin Strains in Sports

Groin strains and other injuries are very commonly observed in sports, and have been reported to cause up to 16% of injuries in sports like soccer.  For those that work with athletes and who have seen these injuries, you know that groin strains can be tricky and often times become a recurrent problem.  Thus, it […]

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Shoulder Impingement  – 3 Keys to Assessment and Treatment

Shoulder Impingement – 3 Keys to Assessment and Treatment

Today’s post is in response to a question that I received regarding shoulder impingement rehabilitation and my DVD Optimal Shoulder Performance. Hey Mike, I’m watching my Optimal Shoulder Performance DVDs. You and Eric Cressey did a fantastic job. I’m just curious – how would you manage subcoracoid impingement differently than a subacromial or internal impingement […]

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The McKenzie Method – Part 1 – Clearing Misconceptions about MDT

This week features a 2-part guest post discussing the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) by Christie Downing.  Christie is a frequent contributor to this site.  I think this is a great series to “clear the air” about some of the misconceptions regarding MDT, and more importantly, to share some of Christie’s experience […]

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The 5 Most Stupid Things I Didn’t Do Early in My Career: Part 1

We all make mistakes.  We’ve all done stupid things.  But since we don’t always learn from these mistakes, part of the motivating factor behind this website is to share with you some of MY mistakes so YOU can learn from them, especially for the students and new graduates.  Recently I had been talking with some […]

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Epicondylitis and Cervical Radiculopathy

Have you ever had a patient or client with unrelenting medial or lateral epicondylitis?  Someone that has had symptoms off and on for months, maybe even years?  I think we all have.  I learned a long time ago after I was frustrated with my first few epicondylitis patients that many times epicondylitis is actually being […]

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