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Principles of Function: Moving in 3D




I mentioned yesterday that I thought that a bit of time getting back to basics would be good this week.  Whenever I feel the need to do that I look at the list of principles of function that I feel underpin everything we do.  This originally came from Gary Gray, I think he had 8 […]

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Acromio-clavicular Joint Injury




Since I work with rugby, Acromio-Clavicular (AC joint) injuries are something I see on a fairly regular basis.  So much so that during an initial assessment it can be tricky to diagnose (or grade) when you look across at the other shoulder to compare and there is an old AC joint injury!! So no normal […]

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The Gap Between Assessment and Treatment




Over the last week we have talked about the functional assessment and treatment of the shoulder and the ACL Sprain Case Study.  As I was going through the process of writing these I got thinking about the connection between assessment and treatment.  I think this is important in any type of therapy, but I find […]

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The Sacroiliac Joint: Treating Hypermobility




Continuing our series on the sacroiliac joint…we’ve looked at assessment strategies for the SIJ and strategies for working with hypomobile SIJ’s, now it’s time to look at the tricky hypermobile SIJ. Though I see these less compared to the hypomobile SIJ, you will see them and the symptoms can be very similar and extremely painful. […]

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The Sacroiliac Joint: Treating Hypomobility




We are continuing on the sacroiliac joint theme, with a look at treating the hypomobile SIJ.  Yesterday certainly did get a reaction! I had some feedback regarding studies that show SIJ’s are often fused and the percentages rise with age. This could become a problem if trying to mobilise a fused joint. Though I don’t […]

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Tweaking the Intensity: The Thought Process




I thought today we could have a think about how we adjust the intensity of our exercise therapy.  It’s easy to see how you can alter the intensity of things like electrotherapy, acupuncture, machine based exercises etc but with exercise it’s easy to be a little blunt with our tweaks and only changing the exercise, […]

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