Christopher Orow

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A Systematic Approach to Mobility

<b>So you want to get mobile.</b> You have dreams of dropping into a deep squat with ease, of being the person that can fold forward into a pancake …

Yoga
Biomechanics

Physiotherapy

If you've ever had a sore back, neck or knee, there's a good chance you sought some kind of treatment for it — most likely from a physiotherapist, …

Predictions for 2017 in Physical Therapy & Healthcare

<i>Keeping with tradition, I’d like to present the following as a recap of my predictions of 2016 as well as my predictions of 2017, going forward!</i><p>Last …

4 Push-Up Tips That Will Fix Your Bad Form And Help You Burn More Fat

Nobody likes carrying excess fat, especially around their thighs. Fortunately, the subcutaneous fat surrounding your thighs respond extremely well to …

Dry needling moves into physical therapy mainstream

After a pesky upper hamstring injury stopped me running after the first 100 yards of the Floppin’ Flounder 5K earlier this month, I seized the …

The Way You Stand Is Damaging Your Body

Today I want to talk to you about a posture I call “The One Leg Booty Pop.” Technically called “hanging on one hip,” it is where the entire body …

Exercise

Complex Drills for Better Human Movement

<b>“Which book or program should I go to so that I don’t make mistakes?”</b><p>That's the biggest question I get when counseling younger coaches. I always have …

University of Toronto

Why Your Approach to Fixing Your Low Back Is Making It Worse

<b>Low back pain is common these days, and one of the first things chiropractors, physical therapists, strength coaches, and back pain sufferers</b> …

Pain

It's the 23 Hours a Day You're Not Running That Count

<b>Us humans are creatures of habit, and the postural positions you practice habitually have a huge influence on your running efficiency</b>. You know you …

The Best Physical Therapy Methods and Techniques

The Future of Advanced Physical Therapy<p>With the continuum of advancements in the field of physical therapy, rehabilitation and athletic performance, …

Running Faster Could Prevent Knee Strain

For heel-strikers, speeding up may reduce risk of runner’s knee<p>Fast running seems to boost the odds of many types of overuse injuries, including those in the foot and Achilles tendon. But a new Danish study suggests some people prone to knee pain might benefit from picking up the pace.<p>In runners …

Marathons
Physiotherapy

Will a Concierge or Subscription Based PT Model Work?

Today's guest post is from Dr. Aaron LeBauer, of LeBauerconsulting.com, an amazing resource on Cash Based PT.<br>This model can definitely work. It …

Physiotherapy

Q&A Time! How Do I Evaluate a Sacroiliac Joint Without Biomechanical Approach?

No Comment<p>This Q&A comes from a blog reader who says he mentored with some osteopathic trained PTs. You know what that means, a whole bunch of left …

5 Things I’ve Been Wrong About and How I Updated my Thoughts on Them

One of the fun processes to moving is packing. And by fun I mean I want to take a rusty lawn rake and slowly exfoliate my eyeballs while listening to …

Exercise

Taking advantage of the stretch reflex and reciprocal inhibition; or the “reverse stretch”

Coaching & Cueing (Part 5 – Visual Cues)

Since our species is vision dependent ( >50% of cortex dedicated to processing visual information), visual cues can be an easy way to invoke a …

Biomechanics

Thursday Thoughts: An Analogy for the Importance of Attaining End Range

No Comment<p>It was all so much easier when we thought that end range loading reduced disc protrusions! Patients totally got the jelly donut theory!<p>Then …

Physiotherapy
Biomechanics

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Frontal Plane Lateral Stability Progression

No Comment<p>Dr. Aaron Swanson demonstrates a great progression here for frontal plane lateral stability using a Gray Cook Band.<p>Check out Aaron's …

Fitness

10 Random Thoughts on Core Stability Training

Written on August 4, 2015 at 1:00 am, by Eric Cressey<p>I'm collaborating with Cressey Sports Performance coach Tim Geromini on today's post, as we both …