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Dr. James Werner  Chiropractor: Flow Motion Spine & Sport-Reconditioning Athletes. Performance Coach @crashconditioning

If you have consistently tight hamstrings or groin muscles that don’t loosen with stretching it may it may be due to the fact it’s not a muscle length issue. Coincidently sometimes you can feel tighter after stretching and looser after minutes of movement. In these cases you may have neurological tightness caused by tension, compression and ultimately metabolic changes/ stagnation around a nerve. It is activity that brings new blood/ nutrients to the nerves, fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments and flushes away metabolic waste/ build up. The fresh blood to the area improves nerve function from a sensory and motor stand point (sensory motor integration) so that your muscle tone can normalize. Appreciating neurovascular function can help understand why stimulating a needle in the adductor Magnus, a muscle that does not cross the knee joint can create knee flexion. This is due to the tibial nerve that innervates both the adductor Magnus and 3/4 of the hamstrings, muscles that can flex the knee. #chiro #neurofunctionalacupuncture #sportsmedicine #hockey #yyc

Fun part of the job is collaborating with athletes during their reconditioning. Here #lanny and I work to develop drills that will help reinforce patterns to harness and transmit force when he’s on the ice. The goal is not to replace his on ice skill work or alter on ice technique but to improve tissue quality/resilience and movement variability. @crashconditioning #reconditioningathletes #rehab #sportsmedicine #acl #hockey

Building off the last post we have many avenues to address elbow pain. Utilizing electorstimulation with traditional points LU-5 and HT-3 attempts to normalize and desensitize the motor and sensory branches of the radial and median nerves. both are big contributes to tennis or golf elbow. Other soft tissue modalities like cupping or mimicking vibration in that area can have a similar effect in improving blood flow and tissue sliding. Foam rolling through the upper thoracic spine (between the shoulder blades) can stimulate the vascular sympathetics that influence blood flow the upper extremities. Lastly chin retractions focusing on mobilizing the lower cervical spine (neck) can help reduce tension around the brachial plexus- where the radial and median nerves arise. #chiro #neurofunctionalacupuncture #sportsmedicine #elbowpain @crashconditioning @chinookcrossfit @theironneck

Each week has had a trend for which body part patients are seeking treatment on. This week it’s elbows. Elbows are tricky as they are the proverbial man in the middle of two more mobile joints. To keep treatments on track I pulled out a few references. From the references we can there are more than local factors (musculoskeletal) going into elbow pain. The spinal segmental (joint, nerve) and metabolic/vascular (inflammation) component are the reasons (culprit) for the local symptoms (victim). The next post will include examples of clinical and home care treatments. #chiro #elbowpain #motionpalpation #neurofunctionalacupuncture #sportsmedicine #yyc

A timely follow up to the prior post. #neurofunctionalacupuncture is an excellent way to restore sensory motor integration aka mind muscle connection/ body awareness. Here sensory and motor branches are targeted to increase range of motion and neural drive (contraction strength). Clinical tip: when stretching your tight back and hamstrings doesn’t work try addressing the Superior cluneal and posterior femoral cuntaneous nerves. Then follow up with @dnsrehabilitation principles of proximal stability for distal mobility. #chiro #calgary @crashconditioning @chinookcrossfit

This pic is a great conversation piece as it shows a lot of neurology that can influence low back, hip and leg discomfort ie the cluneal and sciatic nerves. Unfortunately smaller yet powerful neurovascular bundles in the same area are not depicted. Follow up posts will show how to utilize concepts from @motionpalpation @dnsrehabilitation @dermal_traction_method #neurofunctionalacupuncture to restore sensory motor integration. #chiropractor #repost@physioosteogram with @get_repost
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Bodies Anatomy Series:
Amazing plastination of the Spinal Nerves, also have a look at the Piriformis Muscle and its connection to the Sciatic Nerve! 👌
You can see perfectly that this muscle can have a lot of influence on the Sciatic Nerve in terms of Piriformis Muscle Syndrome! ⚡️

Know the demands of your sport and adapt accordingly. #Repost @westsidebarbellofficial with @get_repost
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Don't be fooled by big muscles or think that if you get bigger you will get stronger.
#westsidebarbell #conjugatemethod #louiesimmons #strength101 #gym #strongisstrong

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This is why your breathing strategy is so important. Remember: stabilization proceeds movement; therefore, how we stabilize (breathe) profoundly affects how we move. @crashconditioning #crashletes this is why we start every session with #hipflow and #shoulderflow. #cantshootacanonfromacanoe #DNS #PragueSchoolOfRehabilitation

Early off season is the time to “normalize” tissue tone and motor control so the later phases can be spent adapting to motor skills not compensations. Here are a couple movements emphasizing IAP and the upper extremity. @crashconditioning @crashperformanceandhealth #chiro #yyc #hockey #sportsperformance #movementflows

You can’t shoot a canon from a canoe so we start with isometrics to address neuromuscular control. Added benefits include analgesia and cardiovascular responses not seen with dynamic mvmt. Here are a few examples with a lower extremity emphasis. The next post will include examples emphasizing the upper extremities. @crashconditioning @crashperformanceandhealth #chiro #yyc #gpp #jointsactlikejoints #movementflows

Nice little reminder from @hmmrmedia @coachgambetta that the human body is not linear nor function as singular structures. Training and therapy must account for neurological and physiologic truths. It may be simple to blame I singular structure but we need to expand our search. Nerves innervate more than 1 structure, exist far beyond the spine, respond to spinal and extra spinal reflex loops and heavily influenced by the metabolic demand of nutrients to the nerve. In recurring or severe injuries there can be a biopsychosocial component. @crashconditioning @crashperformanceandhealth #sportsperformance #hockey #chiro #sportstherapy #nonlinear #yyc

Nerves are more than cables. They are secretory glands that lead to electrical impulses that have influences on sensory, motor, endocrine and immune systems. Joints are more than locked in hinges. They are free floating axis that allow for dynamic movement. Muscles are more than ropes. They are ever adapting tissues meant for the wear and tear of life. Simplifying the complexity of the human body for sake of convenience does a disservice to yourself and the person you are trying to educate. My take home message from Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco. #neurofunctional #thinkdifferently #chiro #yyc @crashconditioning @crashperformanceandhealth

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