August 27, 2018

Abductory twist is not a dysfunction or a condition, it is however, an observation that can be assessed during gait, which represent a array of different possible factors along the lower limb chain that contributes to the presentation.  The presentation involves 2 distinct phenomenon that I personally look for during a gait assessment.  I will be discussing the...

August 16, 2018

Sleep as we know it, is an important state of mind that I believe is slowly being neglected in the Western society.  It has always been interesting to me how our society equates people who sleep less to people who are harder working and has a higher chance of being successful in life.  People often brag about how less sleep they are getting in order to be more...

July 25, 2018

What we find in assessment can only be relevant to that particular person if and ONLY IF pain is provoked.  When pain provocation maneuver is determined, the only thing we can deduce from that is: there is something we have to change about that particular movement pattern.  It could be getting up from a seated position, lifting an arm up, bending over to pick u...

July 16, 2018

With a recent increase in ankle injury cases, I've decided to write a post about some of the key things about the injury.  The ankle is probably by far the most commonly injured structure in any dynamic sport that requires jumping, cutting, and running, like: basketball, soccer, and volleyball, and it is also one of the most ignored injury in sports.  The reaso...

September 5, 2017

I often find myself needing to educate my clients about breathing.  On a good day, it may take around 2-3 minutes of education before the priority shifts toward breathing, on other days, it takes much longer, and occasionally, the client's goal of relaxing certain tight muscles trumps my recommendation of improving fundamental functionalities, such as breathing...

February 25, 2017

An interesting topic that I usually get into with my students and clients is the usefulness of various treatment modalities.  We have to understand that most modalities out there (I say most to include only those that have scientific basis and/or high empirical evidence) are not scams, and the reason it does not work on a particular person is because it may be...

September 5, 2016

Convincing people the importance of health is an easy task when the damage has already been done.  It shouldn't be that way. Our body is a system that has no brakes, the term "rest" is used to describe the body's necessity to replenish nutrients, digest food, detox, etc. The cells and biology of the body is very much at work.  There are 2 avenues that one can t...

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