Tag: Neil Poulton

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

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

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

The Mid-Tarsal Joint

The Mid-Tarsal Joint (MTJ is one that definitely didn’t get as much attention as the other joints, but as the foot needs to work as a unit it is just as important. In fact the MTJ often holds the key to a few injuries that many of us will have suffered from at some point…like

Rehab and Exercise Fundamentals

For those that have been reading a long time, it’s no surprise to see my interested in the fundamentals of rehab. I’m loving working with my patients at the moment. We have some great discussions. New patients these days will have almost always been on Google looking for the answer. Though I don’t think it’s

Structural or Functional? – Decreased ROM

There have been lots of AHA moments in my life and career. One was when I started looking at ROM as with Structural or Functional. What I mean by this is that when you are testing a joint or movement you need to differentiate between whether what you are seeing is as a result of