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 3 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 1 Comment

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 [...]

3 May 2012 0 Comments

Newsletter #18 May 2012

Newsletter #18 May 2012

Attention citizens of Ancaster, Hamilton and Burlington. COOLSAET warning! That’s right folks, the Foot Knee Back Clinic is very excited to announce that Reid Coolsaet will be at the clinic June 7th. Reid will be discussing his training and road to the 2012 Olympic games. This is a once in a life opportunity to meet [...]

5 April 2012 0 Comments

Newsletter #17 April 2012

Newsletter #17 April 2012

Newsletter time! Starting off, I have had to pull out of the mississauga half marathon. Everything was going according to plan, and I was feeling great. Then one Sunday night at soccer I pulled my groin quite badly. I have been following my own orders, which at times is difficult. I have not run in 3 weeks while [...]

1 April 2012 0 Comments

10 ways to become a better coach, therapist and person

10 ways to become a better coach, therapist and person

This blog has been sitting on my Iphone for some time now. I have decided to post random thoughts on not only how to improve your business but yourself as a therapist, teacher or coach. Although easy I think we often take for granted what simple things can do. I hope you enjoy:   1. Regularly treat, coach or counsel [...]

6 March 2012 0 Comments

Newsletter #16 March 2012

Newsletter #16 March 2012

This year the snow gods have been nice to us!! Winter has been great for outdoor activities, sunshine is consistent with very little snow. I have been thankful, it has made training for my race very easy. I have finally been talked into the Tough Mudder race in August. This race is a bit crazy I must admit, but [...]

5 February 2012 2 Comments

Newsletter #15 February 2012

Newsletter #15 February 2012

Newsletter Time! A lot has been going on at the Foot Knee Back Clinic this month. We have an exciting new relationship with the Element Racing series. Myself and other members of the clinic team will be providing Element Racings’ newsletter with quality material on injury prevention as it relates to triathlons. If you have not heard of [...]

6 January 2012 1 Comment

Newsletter #14 Janurary 2012

Newsletter #14 Janurary 2012

Official first writing of 2012! Happy New Year Everybody. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. As the clinic was closed the week between Christmas and New Year, I was able to relax and recover. My arms had a break, which is rare but necessary. My new years resolution is to attempt to [...]

5 December 2011 0 Comments

Newsletter #13 December 2011

Newsletter #13 December 2011

Well folks I did it! Road 2 Hope was a success. Finishing time 143:13, 1 minute and 47 seconds better than my goal. I had three major goals for the race. The first was to be under 1:45, second under 142:30 and third a sub 1:40 half marathon. Race day was perfect weather and I got [...]