1 July 2014 0 Comments

Improving the high hip

Improving the high hip

The high hip is a tough area to treat, rehab and get moving well. Having played years of competitive soccer I am a prime example of someone who does not move well through this area. I am suffering for years of poor warm-ups and playing for teams that misunderstood the injury process. In my quest for SFG 1 […]

18 June 2014 0 Comments

Don’t get on my nerves

Don’t get on my nerves

I cannot tell you how many times I think of the tough cases I could not fix earlier in my career. I find it hard to focus on the people I have helped, and have been known to get wrapped up in tough cases. As a therapist that is what you live for. You feel pride […]

10 June 2014 0 Comments

This is how I Roll

This is how I Roll

Prior to taking SFMA in Toronto last October I used rolling minimally in my practice. I wasn’t very good at it myself, but I attempted to coach it the best I could. Coaching a patient to do something well is impossible, when you have a hard time doing it yourself!! After attending SFMA I gained more clarity into their explanation of rolling. Following the seminar I went home […]

3 June 2014 0 Comments

50 Shades of Gray

50 Shades of Gray

Today I provide you with 50 thoughts that I consider “gray”.  These thoughts are only my opinion and based on clinical practice and experience. They are not based on research. In fact I guarantee there is research to refute some of the things I have said. At the end of the day all of these things I believe have […]

27 May 2014 0 Comments

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

  Mobility before mobility See what I did there! In the quest to understand the joint by joint theory, we must clarify the construct of mobility and stability. While this topic is important in the general scheme of rehab, we need to keep in mind the intricacies of arthrokinematics or how a joint glides when a limb is moved. While […]

20 May 2014 0 Comments

The One Minute Breath

The One Minute Breath

I have recently been experimenting with a one minute breath. I am not sure why I started this but have found this exercise to be incredibly beneficial in creating control of my breath, mobility of the ribs and chest and has translated well into controlling intra-abdominal pressure during lifts and swings. I have taken this technique from 3 areas […]

13 May 2014 0 Comments

A 4 bite Tim-bit: Mindfulness and Coaching

A 4 bite Tim-bit: Mindfulness and Coaching

  Take one Tim-bit and eat it in four bites. No more, no less. Eat it slow. Listen, smell, taste and pay attention to the way it makes you feel. While you may think this is weird, stupid, a waste of time, “out there” it is a useful exercise that can easily translate into your daily routine and […]

11 August 2012 1 Comment

Clinical Application of breathing and lumbar stability

Below are clinical applications of last week’s blog where we discussed functional anatomy of the diaphragm in lumbar stability and mobility. Enjoy! Clinical application During clinical treatment, emphasis should be on relieving fascial tension in the diaphragm and its surrounding structures. Over time treatment should result in healthy tissue changes within diaphragm, and unlocking of […]

24 July 2012 7 Comments

The Diaphragm – Functional Anatomy and Clinical Application as it relates to Lumbar Stability

The Diaphragm – Functional Anatomy and Clinical Application as it relates to Lumbar Stability

  The Diaphragm – Functional Anatomy and Clinical Application as it relates to Lumbar Stability  The lumbar spine is a complex structure, requiring stability in movement, while resisting forces in a variety of planes. Several mechanisms assist the lumbar spine in maintaining stability. Adequate mobility in both the hips and thoracic spine set up the […]

5 June 2012 0 Comments

Newsletter #19 June 2012

Newsletter #19 June 2012

May was a rare month for me. I had two long weekends, I do not recall the last time that happened. I was able to get away for a golf weekend with friends. It was nice to relax and catch up, as work has been very busy lately. You can tell summer is officially on it’s […]