ACL

“How Do I Know When I Am Ready To Play Again?” Return To Sport Testing For Athletes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery

ACL Reconstruction Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most common surgeries performed due to a sports injury. ACLR rehab and ACL prevention training is one of the hottest topics in the sports medicine world. The reality is while 80% of ACL reconstruction (ACLR) patients return to some form of sport, only 65% Read more about “How Do I Know When I Am Ready To Play Again?” Return To Sport Testing For Athletes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery[…]

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Do I Need an X-Ray After an Ankle Sprain?

You just had a BAD ankle sprain. It’s black and blue. It hurts like hell. How do you know that its ONLY an ankle sprain, and not anything worse like a FRACTURE?! Well lucky for you, there’s a quick an easy test you can do NOW to screen if you need an x-ray after an Read more about Do I Need an X-Ray After an Ankle Sprain?[…]

Cervicothoracic Junction Manipulation For Treating Shoulder Pain

Did you know that treating the cervical and thoracic spine regions can help alleviate your shoulder pain?

It’s well documented within the literature that treating areas AWAY FROM THE REGION OF PAIN can indeed help alleviate symptoms in that area – ie REGIONAL INTERDEPENDENCE.

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Training the Deep Cervical Extensors

Don’t Forget About Training The Deep Cervical Extensors!

Mike is currently in China learning from the godfather of the Clinical Practice Guidelines himself, Dr. Joe Godges. Here a great exercise for your patients with neck pain, especially those with whiplash induced neck pain, that targets not just the deep cervical flexors, but also the deep cervical extensors! Pay close attention to the cueing, as activation of the deep cervical extensors should be emphasized at selected spinal levels for the management of segmental dysfunction. […]