Tomorrow is testing day! I love testing day because it is where all of our hard work is rewarded with better scores! It allows us to measure our goals and evaluate athletic improvement. It also gives us a baseline fitness level from which we can set new goals to achieve. Everyone is welcome to come! See you tomorrow 💪🏼 #testingday#movemoore
•More than 200 000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur each year in the United States, and approximately 65% of these injuries are treated with reconstructive surgery. A consistent approach to rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction can yield predictably good outcomes.. (Adams, JOSPT)•
•Females are two to eight times more likely to sustain an ACL injury than their male counterparts, probably because male and female neuromuscular patterns diverge during and following puberty. Besides its mechanical function in maintaining knee stability, the ACL contains mechanoreceptors (2.5%) and therefore directly influences the neuromuscular control of the knee. ACL deficiency causes partial deafferentiation and alters spinal and supraspinal motor control. The changes in motor control strategy can reveal changes in proprioception, postural control, muscle strength, movement and recruitment patterns. An ACL injury might therefore be regarded as a neurophysiological dysfunction and not a simple peripheral musculoskeletal injury. (van Melick, BJSM)• •6 weeks Post-OP Semi-tendinosis graft, female soccer player. Working on motor control of the affected side: Single-leg star pattern. We also did balance/proprioception work, agility drills, core-stability, eccentric loading of the HS groups and spine-loading step-ups•
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My dad used to say this to me, my siblings, and the youth sports teams he coached. It has made a huge impact on my life, and will continue to do so even though he has passed on. I will use it with my kids and the young athletes I coach. I love you, Dad! #thursdaythoughts#fathersday#dadslegacy
•Can I fix my limited Ankle Dorsiflexion?
It depends. If there is a structural/osseous anomaly involved with the talocrural joint, probably not. But with tight posterior leg soft-tissue or a joint restriction, probably.
Runners with decreased ankle DF increase their susceptibility to injury because if there is lack of motion here, compensation in motion occurs in that kinetic chain. For example, increased incidence of local injuries like plantar fasciosis, medial tibial stress syndrome and ankle sprains are due to increased ROM in the sub-talar joint, hyperpronation.
More proximally at the knee we see increased valgus collapse at the knee which can leave you susceptible to non-contact ACL injuries and patella-tracking injuries (PFPS). Even as far up as the hip: lack of ankle dorsiflexion doesn't allow full hip extension and a full stride during gait.
Anyone having difficulty with their IT-Band? Been attacking the GMed without progress? Look to the ankle.
Foam rolling and stretching can help but try some self-ankle mobilization as part of your dynamic warm-up. Going barefoot would allow proprioceptive feedback and maybe a little more motion.
Half-kneeling position and heel within 6" of knee, transfer your weight to the front foot, keeping that heel planted. Feel the stretch and return.
Adding a chop with Indian Clubs is great to incorporate a full body warm-up including self-cues out of knee valgus, avoiding the clubs. Step out further, 12" and feel a good posterior hip capsule stretch.💥
-posterior hip mobility✔️
With Indian Club chops:
-Posterior chain activation✔️
Let's decrease injuries and increase our miles :)•
•quick informal test: stand on two legs and hop onto one leg.
Can you control yourself❓What happens at your toes, foot and ankle❓
What happens at your knee, hip and back❓
-hip hike or drop❓
-lumbar spine flexion or extension❓
-arms flailing and wobbling all over the place❓
Based on that information gathered we can predict musculoskeletal injuries and give corrective exercises to prevent them.
For example, hyper pronation or excessive navicular drop at the foot is predictive of plantar fasciitis, MTSS and ACL injuries. Focus locally on strengthening the intrinsic foot muscles and work globally up the kinetic chain to strengthening core and pelvic stabilizers.
Why is this important❓ Doesn't running and cutting take place on one foot (among other movements)❓Shouldn't you be a one foot master❓• •Doing this test with eyes closed can give you even more information•
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This guy is seriously THE BEST 🙌🏼 Not only has he helped me tremendously with my chronic headaches/migraines but he has given me hope for our profession again! Do not settle for an average health care provider that dismisses your pain or just prescribes you meds or tells you it's something you have to live with or to stop workout out 😑 ... Please see a chiropractor, physical therapist, or massage therapist that knows what they are doing 🙏🏼 @colestreets #sportsandspine#chiropractic#rehab#takecareofyourself#askmehow
@patwilsonstrengthcoach asked for it. This video is a few years old because the rack at my house is too low for these bad boys. This was the first time that I ever attempted to do a #MuscleUp ... I did 15. #TheApeTeamTraining#SportsAndSpine
If you are going to do something for a repeated effort (looking at you CrossFitters) move fast. Time under tension is the limiting factor not repetitions. You only have a limited window of time before you are metabolically spent. Today we did 3 sets of 30 repetitions. #RealPullUps#DontKip#SportsAndSpine#StrongerThanPaul @pauloneid