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Tricks for Orthosis Fabrication (Splinting)

Tricks for Orthosis Fabrication (Splinting)

Have you noticed that you take more time than allotted to make an orthosis? Do you feel rushed and/or nervous when you see that you have to make an orthosis during a 30 minute treatment time? Do you take forever to fix an orthosis that leaves pressure areas on the...
Lumbar Stabilization: Improving Hip & Thoracic Mobility

Lumbar Stabilization: Improving Hip & Thoracic Mobility

In my last two blogs, I suggested these principles of Optimal Movement that we could be teaching our patients: Fascio-Skeletal Weight Bearing Appropriate Distribution of Movement Proportional Use of Synergists Minimization of Unnecessary Effort I would now like get...
Assessment and Exercise for the Spine

Assessment and Exercise for the Spine

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most challenging musculoskeletal conditions to treat. Rehabilitation professionals have many tools available at their disposal; however, some examination and treatment techniques have not been investigated for their efficacy. The...
Mechanic or Coach:  The Role of the Rehab Professional

Mechanic or Coach: The Role of the Rehab Professional

My father-in-law, a retired auto mechanic and professional curmudgeon, drives an early 80’s Pontiac and whiles away his time with an ancient Model T. Why does he drive a 30 year old car? Because in the mid 80’s auto manufacturers began installing computers in cars and...