Category: Understanding Movement

The Bullies and the Bullied

Having talked about the thoracic and stiff hips in cycling recently, it got me thinking about the bullies and the bullied of the body.  I usually don’t like to generalise too much, however, there are definitely areas of the body that hold a lot of power and areas that are more prone to suffering symptoms.

Assessing Hip Mobility

On Monday, we looked at Hip Mobility in Cycling. It’s certainly an interesting thing to look at as it can have many causes and like almost anything else, does not have a single solution. Today, we’ll have a look at assessing off weight bearing and a 3D on weight bearing assessment. Off Weight Bearing Clearly,

System Flexibility

Amazing response to last weeks post ‘Muscles Working as Pumps and Springs’.   I definitely think we will be coming back to running again soon 🙂 Today we will be getting back to the principles of function and looking at ‘System Flexibility’. Following on closely behind 3D movement is system flexibility. They are related because

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, categorise 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 would

How do we Run?

I have a good friend who was trying to break 3 hours for a marathon. After a couple of very, very near misses I asked/invited myself over to share my thoughts on running. I wrote a powerpoint presentation that was far too long…but I hoped would help get him to his goal. My theory was

Joints Feel

We’ve talked about the importance of understanding how Bones Move and 2 weeks ago we discussed some rehab strategies for Ankles.  So today we will talk about a key step in our thought process, Joints Feel.  On the surface of it, it’s really simple to understand what movement a joint has, i.e. there are 6 movements at

How Muscles Work!

I wanted to follow up on the rehab process we've been building the last few weeks, but perhaps take it away from the foot directly. So today we will have a look at a bit of the process behind the rehab and look at how muscles work and how to use this knowledge in your

Joint Relationships

When teaching the Physioblogger CPD course it is always really good to get through all of the principles of function and how we apply those in functional assessment and treatment.  One of the ones we talk about is ‘joint relationships’.  It seems obvious to say that joints are in a relationship with each other, but

Describing Movement

What we are doing here is building the movement picture. How do you get someone to do the movement you want? What cues do you use to make sure that the desired outcome is subconsciously driven? There must be a million ways to do it and in time you will find the way that works

Bones Move

When you are looking at the analysis of any movement pattern, the common starting point of looking at what the joints are doing that's where I used to start. However, if you want to get a deeper understanding of movement you need to take a few steps back. Here are the steps I see as