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Unlocking the Secrets of the Pelvis Part 4

In this series of “Unlocking the Secrets of the Pelvis” we have discussed how asymmetries will affect lumbo-pelvic-femoral alignment starting with a chain of muscles on the left side with too much tone that include the diaphragm, illiacus, psoas, TFL, biceps femoris and vastus lateralis and is called the L AIC or Anterior Interior Chain. The diaphragm is important because...

Unlocking the Secrets of the Pelvis Part 3

In part one of this series we began to identify the many asymmetries that human beings are all born with and that these asymmetries, when they become excessive or unchecked, can create a cascade of imbalance in every system of our body resulting in dysfunction, pain, degeneration and eventually disease. In part two we discovered that these asymmetries in the...

Unlocking the Secrets of the Pelvis Part 2

Whether we like it or not, the times are “a changin’” and the healthcare consumer is demanding more while insurance reimbursement is decreasing. Expanding our clinical competence by adding more tools to our toolbox will be the best remedy to not only meet these challenges and strengthen our profession but to provide long term satisfaction to our careers as well....

Unlocking the Secrets of the Pelvis Part 1

Treatment of pelvic dysfunction that is effective and lasts just beyond our patients walking out to the parking lot to where their car is parked requires observing and thinking about tri-planer movement of the pelvis. To understand balanced and symmetrical movement of the pelvis we need to understand “myokinematics” or the study of motion produced by specific neuromuscular forces.(1 )...

Survival of Fittest: Integrating Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, and Sports Performance Training – Part 1

Part 1:  Move Well and Move Often: Introduction to The  Functional Movement Screen By Robert "Skip" George, DC, CCSP, CSCS As chiropractors, we diagnose and treat conditions of the spine and extremities.  In addition, many chiropractors refer to themselves as sports or rehabilitation specialists.  The chiropractic diplomate programs for sports and rehabilitation take comprehensive steps into integrating rehabilitation, sports performance...

Survival of Fittest: Integrating Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, and Sports Performance Training – Part 2

Part I1: Move Well and Move Often: Introduction to the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) By Robert "Skip" George, DC, CCSP, CSCS In Part One of this series, I discussed the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) as one of the critical components of the Functional Movement System created by Gray Cook, MSPT and Lee Burton, PhD..   The FMS uses a standardized...

A Candid Interview with Gray Cook, Founder of the Functional Movement Screen – Part 2

RG-There seems to be revolution right now in “physical medicine” where there is a potpourri of treatment applications and practitioners like personal trainers that perhaps aren’t diagnosing back pain but certainly treating back pain and other physical ailments. The information age is upon us and many different practitioners from many disciplines are treating these ailments.  Can you speak to that?...

A Candid Interview with Gray Cook, Founder of the Functional Movement Screen – Part 1

By Robert “Skip” George, D.C., CCSP, CSCS On Oct. 26, 2012 I had the pleasure of speaking with the founder of the Functional Movement Screen, Gray Cook, MPT, OCS, CSCS, at the annual Perform Better/FMS Seminar in Los Angeles regarding what the purpose of the FMS is and its potential role in the healing arts especially in chiropractic.  RG-Gray how...

Survival of Fittest: Integrating Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, and Sports Performance Training – Part 3

Part III: Move Well and Move Often:  Introduction to Kalosthenos and the Turkish Get Up By Robert “Skip” George, D.C., CCSP, CSCS Recently Craig Liebenson, D.C. and Charlie Weingroft, P.T. teamed up to teach a seminar called “Bridging the Gap: Rehab to Performance Training”.   I had the privilege of speaking with Craig and Charlie regarding the changes in chiropractic, physical...

Mastering Your Craft: Soft Tissue Injury Treatment and Prevention

By Robert “Skip” George, D.C., CCSP, CSCS As mentioned in my last article, sports science is evolving rapidly today as performance training, rehabilitation and sports medicine are “bridging a gap” to  increase performance, prevent injuries and more effectively treat injuries when they do inevitably happen to your athletes or clients.  Whether you are a personal trainer, athletic trainer, physical therapist...