Tag: exercise therapy

Movement is Driven

This is a key concept in the change of mindset between the traditional view of anatomy and movement. Instead of using muscles to create movement, ‘the quads extend the knee’ etc. Like most, when I was a personal trainer and at Uni I learned all the muscles and the joint movements they create when the

Quick Case Study: Thoracic Spine

This is a quick case study of how to use type I and type II thoracic motion to help increase Thoracic Mobility Before 15 Year old male, more of a movement dysfunction problem than pain. I watched him squat and recorded it on the kinesio Capture app (now called Spark Motion)…take a look… You can

Mass and Momentum

Following on from the post last week about Gravity and Ground Reaction Force, I wanted to add another force that our bodies manipulate to create movement magic! Of the 3, mass and momentum (M&M) probably has the greatest use for us as therapists. I think part of the reason for this is that there is

Thoracic Spine Exercise Progressions

Last week we talked about stubborn thoracic spines. I had a question asking for video to help the understanding, which will definitely help since movement is hard to describe in writing. In this video, I talk way faster than necessary (sorry about that!), but I go through type I and type II thoracic motion using

Gravity and Ground Reaction Force

I don’t remember these two being mentioned prior to my studies with John Hardy, Gary Gray and Dr David Tiberio. They are the ones who introduced this way of thinking to me and I don’t know why, but I knew it was a game changer! It wasn’t just this principle that changed things, but the