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Buttock pain: Obturator Internus

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The Obturator Internus (OI) is a deep gluteal muscle, which can cause pain that is often confused with hamstring pain.  For pain either side of the ischial tuberosity

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I was talking with a pal who devotes a lot of her life to training others. I asked her how we would make any money out of a plan we were hatching. Her reply, “Oh there isn’t much money in

Increase Ankle Dorsiflexion with Myofascial Release

For more fitness, rehab, and wellness news, follow on Facebook and Twitter. Shannon Turley, the Stanford University Strength Coach, was profiled in New York Times and Bleacher Report articles recently. When asked what N.F.L. scouts should focus on, he said, “ankle mobility, the ankle begins the

Hamstring Therapy

Hamstring flexibility research Kage, Vijay.  Immediate effect of ART versus Mulligan bent lag raise in subjects with hamstring tightness: RCT.  Int J Physiother Res 201, Vol 2(1):301-04 A single session of ART is better as compared to MBLR technique to

Performing ARTS- Athletic Weekly: Dan Pfaff and Gerry Ramogida

This article appeared in Athletics Weekly Not long after the 2012 London Olympics, I spoke with a top UK athlete, and he asked me how did Greg Rutherford stay healthy, reach his potential, and win gold?  I knew Greg’s coach was

Serratus Anterior Exercises

This post is intended for rehab professionals. I stopped recommending the push-up plus a few years back, after hearing it was associated with shoulder impingement.  I was only able to find one study which found that a wall push-up plus

Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoral Acetabular Impingement is also known as hip impingement. Symptoms Pain in the front of the hip, usually made worse by bringing the knee to the chest and rotating the thigh. Cause The ball-shaped head of the thigh bone does not

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Mark Warren interview about IASTM.

Mark Warren is unique in Europe as the only individual with experience instructing in both Active Release Techniques (ART) and Graston Instrument Technique. Mark is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) medical professional, and specialises in the treatment, rehabilitation and

Plantar Fasciitis, Myofascial Release and High-load Exercises

This post is intended for health care providers, I have written a Patient Guide to Plantar Fasciitis: Myofascial Release, Stretches and Exercises. Plantar Fasciopathy (PF) can be a difficult condition to treat. It is important to improve practice by using

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ART, Headaches and Myodural Bridges

Recent anatomical studies have found that the deep suboccipital (top of the neck) muscles are connected to the dura matter (the covering of the spinal cord) by ligaments. Pulling on a suboccipital muscle moves the dura matter, in cadavers. The

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Screening for: Fractures, Malignancy, Cauda Equina,..

This post is for healthcare providers. What does the current research tell us about screening for common red flags?  Most of the recommended signs in the identification of the following 4 red flag presentations in lower back pain have high false positive

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Myth: Drink eight to ten glasses of water a day

If You Repeat Something Often Enough it Becomes the Truth! “The European Food Safety Authority recommends that women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluid and men should drink about 2.0 litres of fluid per day. That’s about eight glasses of

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Hamstring Exercises for Runners

90° raised hamstring bridge 30° raised glute bridge Nordic hamstring curls (eccentrics) NYTimes article layperson article on Nordic hamstring curls

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Increase hip rotation with core work.

If you test the hip rotation of athletes (and non-athletes) you will find that internal rotation is often reduced on one side.  Before I get stuck in and start working on structures I always perform some core activations and retest.

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Knee meniscus surgery no better than a sham!

Think Twice Before Getting Knee Surgery -Huffington Post  A May 2015, Huff Post article by Allen Frances Professor Emeritus, Duke University , discusses the following study. A New England Journal of Medicine Study was published last year: “Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy versus Sham