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Upper Thoracic, Lower Cervical Exercises




It’s good to be back…though I’m a little out of practise!!  My inspiration for this one comes from my own personal injury.  I’m actually contending with 2 at the moment and it’s my own fault for not getting on top of them early! The History About a month ago I was wrestling my 2 young […]

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Building a Thoracic Spine Assessment: Part 2




Last week we talked about the plane by plane thoracic spine assessment. Today we will look at assessing the thoracic spine with a type I and type II thoracic spine assessment. Type I and Type II motion was first described in Fryettes Laws (click the link to read the post about that).  In brief, type I […]

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The Bullies and the Bullied – Part 1




Having talked about the thoracic and the foot recently, it got me thinking about the bullies and the bullied of the body.  I don’t like to generalise too much, however, there are definitely areas of the body that hold a lot of power and areas that are more prone to suffering symptoms.  The Bullies of […]

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Thoracic Spine Strategies




I’ve spoken before about about my strategies for the thoracic spine, using type I and type II motion to encourage movement.  As clinicians we are used to seeing thoracic spines that are really ‘locked down’.  There are many ways to approach the treatment of these, through exercise, mobilisation, manipulation, etc.  Some of these can be […]

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Foot and Ankle Series: The Sub-Talar Joint




I decided to start with the sub-talar joint (STJ) for the same reason FASTER’s HMAC III form starts at here. When the foot hits the floor it is the sub-talar joint that is going to react first, being driven through the dorsiflexion, eversion and abduction (external rotation). Like I said if the foot is helping […]

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Treating Scoliosis




Scoliosis is something that is very common and can be either anatomical or functional. It is far more common to see functional scoliosis, which tend to be relatively mild, though can be fairly severe. A scoliosis is a often described as a frontal plane curve in the spine…and though this is correct, it is only […]

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