This video shows you how to test your core stability by using three specific tests. Each of these test should be performed in sequence in order to obtain a better picture of your overall core stability.
The Deep Squat Test is an essential functional test for determining if your gluteal muscles are firing properly. It also provides you with some key information about the function of your upper extremity.
Tight Hip Flexors cause instability in the lower extremity by inhibiting activation of the hip extensors. This lead to conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, and a host of sport performance problems. Hip flexors also play an important role as an antagonist to the external hip extensors (the gluteal muscles).
Take this functional test to check for imbalances or weakness in your calf muscles. Weak or unbalanced calf muscles can be a contributing factor in numerous lower extremity conditions, including Plantar Fasciitis. Strong Calf muscles are cricial in the support of your lower body's kinetic chain. Your Calf muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus) bring your heel up (induce plantar flexion) and stabilize your ankle in a transverse plane.
Execute this functional shin test to check for imbalances or weakness in your shins.This is a key area of your body's kinetic chain, and weakness here could lead to the development of Plantar Fasciitis.
Mobility of the big toe is essential for normal gait. A condition called Hallus Rigidus (stiff big toe) is actually quite common. This test will help determine whether or not this is a problem that should be addressed. This condition is much easier to treat if caught early.
This test will help you determine if you need to perform our nerve flossing exercises. In your foot the tibial divides into medial and lateral plantar nerves. Altered sensations in the foot could be due to compression of these nerves.
An ankle sprain refers to the tearing of the ligaments of the ankle and account for approximately 40% of all athletic injuries. 85% of ankle sprains occur on the outside (lateral side) of the ankle and are known as an inversion sprain.
There are fascial connections between the Latissimus Dorsi, Thoracolumbar Fascia, and the Gluteal muscles. Removing restrictions from this line (The Dorsal Sling) is incredibly important in optimizing force generation.
Internationally best-selling author Dr. Brian Abelson, shows you what it takes to achieve a 90% success rate in resolving Plantar Fasciitis. Dr. Abelson is the author of "Resolving Plantar Fasciitis", available at major book stores.
In this video we review some of the common anatomical structures below the knee: Tibialis Anterior, Extensor hallucis longus, Extensor hallucis brevis, Peroneus tertius, peroneus longus, peroneus brevis.
In this video we cover the deep flexors of the lower leg (Tom, Dick and Harry), Flexor Digitorum Longus, Tibialis Posterior, Flexor Hallucis Longus, and the superficial calf muscles (Soleus and Gastrocnemius).
In this video we cover anatomy and palpation of the Deep Six external hip rotators. Structures covered are the Piriformis, Superior Gemellus, Obturator Internus, Inferior Gemellus, Obturator Externus, and the Quadratus Femoris.