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The Difference Between the Location of Symptoms and the Source of Dysfunction

We should probably consider that many of our “injuries” that seem to be not responsive to treatments may actually be coming from elsewhere in the body. Here are 3 of my top “injuries” that may actually be “symptoms.”

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Does Hip Range Of Motion Correlate to Low Back Pain? Maybe Not in Everyone

The correlation between hip range of motion and low back pain is commonly discussed, though most people tend to agree that limitations or asymmetries in hip motion is a contributing factor to low back pain.  You can read a summary of some research on the correlation between low back pain and hip range of motion […]

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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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