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Iliotibial band. Gluteus Medius.

The Knee Stability Audit

Your knee is the trash can of your lower extremity.  It collects all the garbage of poor stability and starts causing pain.  It is painful during or after activity because of improper use.  While poor movement drives inflammation and pain, proper movement is like massage for our joints. Too often, I hear people explain that they […]

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Foot stability exercise

The Foot Stability Audit

In terms of rehabilitation and sports performance, foot stability is a complex issue.  Ideally, different regions of the foot/ankle transition between rigid and supple during walking. Regions of the foot that move too much in a certain direction at the wrong time are “unstable”. Likewise, regions that move too little are “fixated”.  Thus I most […]

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Start position. The stick, held straight up and down, provides a target with the knee to the outside of the stick.

The Ankle Mobility Audit

Runners need an efficient gait to stay injury free and perform at their best.  A relatively minor imbalance of joint motion is enough to cause a big problem after thousands of footfalls.  On the other hand, the same problem may be completely irrelevant for someone who only plods from the couch to the refrigerator.  That’s why […]

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Skull diagram

Rehabilitation of the TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause painful chewing, jaw clicking, ear/face pain, tooth pain, and headache.  In the absence of an obviously locked jaw, the offending temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is usually diagnosed after the painful ears, teeth, and/or sinuses have been examined and found to be fine. While there are rare causes of TMD (inflammatory arthritis, […]

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