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Mobilization to Improve Abduction of the AC Joint

The AC joint can be a very stubborn (and stiff) joint that wreaks havoc in patients with shoulder limitations or pain.  There are many ways to mobilization or manipulate this joint to restore movement.  However, I haven’t really seen any mobilizations that specifically work to improve congruency of the joint and/or abduction range of motion.  This video explains my thought process and how I’ve worked to improve these two things on a patient with previous history of grade II separation.

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Regaining Flexion/IR of the Hip

Ever have a patient with problems going into a deep squat (or even normal squat for that matter)?  What about someone having hip impingement?  Or just groin pain when sitting to prolonged periods of time?  The list could go on and on…

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The MOST IMPORTANT ankle stretch… ever!

This video demonstrates the most important of all ankle stretches for our patients with lower quadrant problems…

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Talo-navicular dorsiflexion

Have you ever worked to improve ankle dorsiflexion by mobilizing the talocrural joint and stretching the calf of your patient, but still felt like there was some limitations? In this video, Dr. Thomason demonstrates how dorsiflexion at the talo-navicular joint…

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Application of biomechanics to hip extension mobilization

In our latest video, Dr. Thomason explains biomechanics of the hip joint for sagittal plane motions (i.e. a pure spin).  Then he demonstrates a highly effective mobilization to regain loss of hip extension using this biomechanical knowledge.  Watch and add…

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