If you live in the Northeast, are snowed in today like me and are in the mood to do some reading, here's Part II of my Cool Stuff to Read! (Part I can be found here).
While recovering from surgery, J.J. Watt walked twelve miles a day because that's all he was allowed to do at the time. An impressive feat requiring tremendous discipline for a monster of an athlete who can power clean 400#, squat 700# and bench press 500#...for reps. Imagine the psychological benefits one can receive walking 12 miles a day, rehabbing from a state of little-to-no strenuous activity back to the upper echelons of professional football.
Don't sleep on Chef Curry; he's still cooking:
Bill Hartman with a well-written post on systemic interaction. In a few short paragraphs he effectively covers topics of motor control theory, degrees of freedom with respect to movement, and organization of training/movement parameters to elicit a desired training or rehab outcome.
Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconditioning with Doug Kechijian
Old article with gems from Charlie Weingroff's "How to Make a Monster" seminar at IFAST several years ago
A helpful nutrition infographic by Precision Nutrition for injury recovery:
A recent study published in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that superior labral tears in the shoulder that appear on MRIs are due to regular changes that naturally occur with aging. As many as 70% of the subjects in the study were asymptomatic despite the presence of SLAP tears in their MRIs. Food for thought for people thinking they need surgery and are making this decision mainly from imaging results.
Do you treat patients with vertigo? Check out new guidelines on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
More from Bill Hartman.
"Breathe" by Kyle Ruth of Training Think Tank
Pain Science and/or Biomechanics
Resources for clinicians on how to incorporate pain science into their patient education.
Key Messages for Patient Education:
More on Reconciling Pain with Biomechanics by Gregory Lehman
Biomechanics matter even when they don't. By Erik Meira
Ten Target Concepts from Explain Pain Supercharged by David Butler & Lorimer Moseley
Clinical decision making in running form interventions by Gregory Lehman. More pain-related and biomechanical considerations.
Considerations when deadlifting with a mixed grip by Dr. John Rusin
Guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period. As of February 2003.
Full Article: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/bjsports/37/1/6.full.pdf
For all the runners! This is like an open-chained reactive neuromuscular training drill for the peroneals to control the descent of the first ray to the ground.
From one of my favorite new bloggers/thinkers in the rehab world, Jason Eure. On logical fallacy, confirmation bias, and more.
Why facts don't change our minds. A little non-PT-related reading.