Do you have clients with thoracic mobility issues?
Dr.Evan Osar - Two Anatomy Geeks™ - discusses the #1 reason your older clients lose thoracic rotation.
He will also share with you an easy go-to exercise for improving thoracic rotation.
If you are interested in learning more about walking, consider purchasing the Two Anatomy Geeks series on Anatomy of Gait.
Clients have ‘wobbly’ ankles? It could be their intrinsic foot control and not ‘weak’ ankles. Dr. Evan Osar discusses a simple 3-step footwork and corrective exercise strategy for foot strength The foot needs to adapt to the ground and then become stable for support and push off. When exercising it should generally be supported upon the tripod - under the big toe, small toe, and heel. The intrinsic muscles - including the quadratus plantar and lumbricals - redirect the pull of the flexor digitorim longus and help support the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP’s) joints.
Wobbly ankles is often an attempt - and frontal plane over-correction - to gain support upon the tripod. If this is the cause, we’ve found success with the following approach.
1. Stimulate (activate) the mechanoreceptors in the quadratus plantar and lumbricals - hands work best for lumbricals since they are deep.
2. Short toe flexion - Flex at the MTP’s without using the long toe...
Dr. Osar shared two important facts about walking and one secret to improving walking speed & efficiency this week on Facebook.
If you are interested in learning more about the Two Anatomy Geek's series he mentioned, The Anatomy of Gait, click here to learn more. The first episode aired on Saturday, March 5th and available for viewing after the series is purchased.
Carry Pattern - one of the best patterns for older adults, and a common cause of shoulder and neck issues.
Dr. Evan Osar, author of Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions, discussed and demonstrated how the carry pattern can drive shoulder and neck issues in this week's Facebook Live. He explained how to use carry patterns to improve posture, balance, and walking in older adults.
Dr. Evan Osar and Jill Leary will begin their next Two Anatomy Geeks Series, The Anatomy of Gait, Saturday, March 5th at 9am (CST).
Registration for this event is still open!
This series will focus on:
This is guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve had learning and more importantly, applying your anatomy...
Do Your Clients Have Hamstring Tightness?
Stop stretching and help your client start aligning, breathing, and controlling their anterior pelvic tilt. In this video, Dr. Evan Osar discusses go to exercises for lengthening the hamstrings.
In their upcoming Two Anatomy Geeks™ series, The Anatomy of Gait, Dr. Evan Osar and Jill Leary will be discussing the functional role of the hamstrings. This series addresses the hamstrings and their role in posture, walking, and sacroiliac joint stabile.
If you are interested in joining Dr. Osar & Jill Leary, register for their upcoming series - Anatomy of Gait.