Foot Mechanics in Gait – Part 2: The Front Foot

Foot Mechanics in Gait – Part 2: The Front Foot…Not the catchiest title I’ve ever written!!  However, in a follow-up to last weeks post ‘Foot Mechanics in Gait‘ I wanted to get a bit more in depth.  Partly because even though last weeks post was 1000 words it was still very much a skim over

Foot Mechanics in Gait

Today is all about the ‘Foot Mechanics in Gait’, but before we go into that; I’m a big believer in some of the changes in thought process brought about by advances in neuroscience and the general trend away from seeing the body as ‘mechanical’.  However, I am yet to see a reason not to use

What is Compensated Movement?

This is a question of what is compensated movement, is one I’ve wrestled with many times. On the face of it, a fairly simple question to answer.  However, it really gets me thinking!  Initially, my thought was that it was an alternative movement used by the body when the movement it would normally choose is

Understanding Movement Dysfunction: Speed and Sequencing

Last Monday we talked about the first of the 3 keys to understanding movement dysfunction, ROM dysfunction.  Today is the second in the little series about movement dysfunction. I’m hoping to get through Speed dysfunction and Sequencing today. Movement Speed Dysfunction This is actually the one I think about the least, I’m not sure why,

Understanding Movement Dysfunction

Understanding movement dysfunction is an ever illusive topic.  I can see myself in my 70′s still pondering the best ways to try and understand, categories and screen for movement dysfunction (hopefully in a warm country!!).  However, striving for the best framework to assess and treat is something we all have to do, otherwise we wouldn’t

3 Ways to Help with Anterior Knee Pain – Part 1

Though there are many strategies that could be employed for helping with anterior knee pain. I think there are some general strategies that can be used to help alleviate symptoms. A good diagnosis and understanding of the injury is step one. Once you have that, here are some simple strategies to get you on your

Big News for Physioblogger

I’m Starting my Masters 🙂 It’s only been about 9-10 year thinking about it!! I was just about to start applying for Masters courses when my wife and I found out we had our eldest son Andrew on the way. I guess like a lot of things, it went on hold ‘temporarily’ while we got

Hip Mobility Videos

If you’ve read last Mondays Post on the Top 3 Hip Mobility Exercises I thought it would be good to follow it up with some videos to help show the exercises and progressions. Hip Flexion To work on hip flexion: Little Bonus!!! Thought of another strategy I use a fair bit. Basically, taking the joint

Top 3 Hip Mobility Exercises

Hip Mobility issues are really common. If you’ve read my blog for a while then you’ll know the most important thing is to find out the root cause of any issue before you propose a solution. However, when it comes to things I most commonly see there are some quick hitters that are great for