#Repost@jeffcubos with @get_repost ・・・ The IT Band ➖➖➖➖ 🤔 What if... we didn’t think of the IT Band how we currently think of the IT Band? . 🔨 What if... we didn’t repeatedly beat it up and/or “try to lengthen” it? . 🌀What if... instead we thought of it as an elastic component and an extension of the contractile elements for both shock absorption and for energy storage? . 😏 What if... I just need to stop thinking out loud.
Loss of range of motion can occur at a single or multi-joint level for numerous different reasons, usually neurological and sometimes histologically. When treating it is important to make an accurate diagnosis as treatment times and interventions will vary based on neurologic/ histologic involvement. Here are 5 forms of joint dysfunction: 1. Neural mechanism- stress on the mechanoreceptors and nociceptors of the articulation can alter the afferent input, decreasing joint spacial awareness at the cortical level 2. Altered tone and length of muscles: MFTP’s caused by #1 or histological changes due to contracture, scar tissue, or fusion/plates from surgery 3. Uncentrated joints: opposing joint surfaces lack congruency altering afferent input and ROM (see #1) 4. Alterations of physical/ chemical properties of synovial fluid/surfaces preventing proper joint motion. 5. Entrapment of synovial material/ meniscoid between joint surfaces @crashconditioning@crashperformanceandhealth#chiro#yyc#motionpalpation#dns#jointsshouldactlikejoints#formfollowsfunction#sportsperformance
The adjustment is arguably the most powerful tool in the chiropractic/ manual therapy tool box. It has the ability to inhibit sympathetic activity, inhibit nociception and relax muscles,see 2nd pic-taken from @motionpalpation. Neurologically these benefits are enough to provide relief. In re-occurring issues more physiological adaptations may be required to see the desired change, meaning consistent active self care. Pic 3 shows training residuals from Vladimir issurins book “block training”. The longest lasting training residuals are physiologic adaptations which take the longest to achieve. The most transient adaptations are neurological and take the shortest time to achieve. @crashconditioning@crashperformanceandhealth#chiropractic#yyc#sportsperformance#fearthebeard@nickheuer
When it comes to squat variations, squatting to a box and Box squats are visually similar. However their respective training adaptations are much further apart. Yes the box potentially limits depth but it also ensures the desired depth to maintain the quality of each rep is achieved. Clip 1: squat to a box benefits- no loss of eccentric preloading(stretch shortening cycle maintained)as you never “rest” on the box. This helps develops yielding isometric strength. Clip 2: box squat benefits- eccentric preloading is diminished due “relaxing” of the hip musculature once sitting on the box. This teaches the body how to take up muscle slack and generate the initial force production similar to deadlifting (overcoming isometric strength). Clip 3: side by side comparison of a box squat (rep 1) and a squat to the box (rep 2). @crashconditioning@crashperformanceandhealth#backhealth#happyhipsandgroin#chiropractic#yyc