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Foot and Ankle Dorsiflexion

How to Increase ROM – Foot and Ankle

Last week we discussed a general strategy for increasing ROM at a joint. I thought since we used hip extension as our example in that post I would go to the foot and ankle next. I just want to show how the same simple strategies can apply in a joint very different to the hip. […]

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Stubborn Thoracic

The Stubborn Thoracic!!

Now I know we’ve all come across a stubborn thoracic spine before. I’m not a big one for worrying about posture.  However, sometimes it’s pretty clear even when static that you have a battle with a  stubborn thoracic spine on your hands! Though occasionally you get one that is stiff and very straight. It is […]

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Increase ROM

How to Increase ROM

Following my post on ‘Magic Tricks for the Shoulder‘ I got a few questions. The questions relate to how to increase ROM in general. So I thought I would start with a general joint ROM post. Then maybe pick one or two specific joints over the next few weeks. There may be many reasons why a […]

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Magic Tricks for the Shoulder!!

I’m sure every therapist has experience of these Magic Tricks! Whether you’ve done them yourself or observed them on courses. The seemingly miraculous happens and it is one hell of a rush when it does 🙂 Had 2 of these involving shoulders in the last couple of weeks. Magic trick 1! I was treating a […]

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Getting Thoracic Spine Motion

Getting thoracic spine motion is something that I’m guessing we all struggle with from time to time? It’s one of the most stubborn parts of the body to get going. When it’s working for you it’s a really powerful friend, when it’s working against you it’s the most stubborn bully! I think one of the reasons […]

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Kinetic Chain

There’s been some interesting progress in the understanding of movement, the kinetic chain and perhaps de-bunking some myths.  As progress in research slowly grinds on we are getting gradually more insight into what is happening in the body and when we move. I wrote last week about how maybe when a particular theory or technique […]

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