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How I Use Muscle Energy Techniques

Muscle Energy Techniques can easily be applied to improve ROM, decrease guarding, enhance manual techniques, and more. Here is how I use MET.

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Stuff You Should Read

Frontal Plane Stability, Soft Tissue Duration, and Cash Based Practice

This week’s stuff you should read comes from Chris Johnson, Patrick Ward, and Jarod Carter.

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Self Myofascial Release for the Forearm

Self Myofascial Release for the Forearm

Here is a video clip of a technique I use for self-myofascial release of the forearm using a massage stick. Obviously, this is a hard area to get with a foam roll and some of the techniques I have seen using the various trigger point balls don’t seem to apply enough pressure for me.

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Thoracolumbar Fascia

Thoracolumbar Fascia – An Area Rich with Activity

The thoracolumbar fascia plays an important role in human movement as it not only serves as an attachment site for numerous muscles in the lumbar, thoracic, and sacral regions, but also is an important area of transition between the upper and lower extremities where forces are transferred to allow for coordinated function.

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The Fibroblaster IASTM Tool

Over the past several months there has been much discussion about instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques and IASTM tools on this website. I have found a new IASTM tool that you might like and wanted to share.

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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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Fascial Manipulation

Today’s guest post is written by Larry Steinbeck, PT.  Larry and I have been talking about Stecco and his Fascial Manipulation book for some time now.  I have both books and must say they are fascinating.  It is a great way to look at the body and to combine the thought process of the kinetic […]

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