Tag: Neil Poulton

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

Cycling

Lately, I’ve been thinking more about combining two of my passions…physio and cycling. I had a particularly long time to think about it all yesterday when taking part in 100 mile bike ride!! Even though I’m pretty obsessed by physio and cycling I’ve never really combined the two. I’ve not really worked much with cycling

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

Ankle Rehab Strategies

Last week raised a few questions on the rehab strategies I used in the sessions to get back to playing. It doesn’t really matter if it is a quick return or if it’s a more significant sprain that takes longer, the process of regaining ROM, strength, balance power still has to happen. So, today we

The Syndesmosis Sprain Challenge

Last year I had a really fun challenge (though as always these things cost you some sleep!!). I was working with a rugby team and in the second to last game of the season a player had a low grade high ankle sprain. As always, there’s a certain urgency to get a starting player back

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