A Spotlight on Foot and Ankle Biomechanics

2018-06-04T02:20:51+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A few weeks back during the second module of P-DTR Chicago Intermediate, students took an in depth look at foot and ankle biomechanics. This included everything from osteology to major ligamentous and tendinous structures to common pathologies. Honing in on important signs and symptoms to guide you to assess for dysfunction [...]

Muscle Ligament Relationships

2018-03-02T01:21:48+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few days ago I met with a new client complaining of issues with hip external rotation. This gentleman regularly worked out and ever since taking a fall a month back, he had been unable to sustain right external rotation throughout the duration of a squat. This was true both weighted [...]

Shoulder Abduction

2018-01-05T02:02:10+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Abduction is arguably one of the most intricate movements of the shoulder complex. With coordination between humeral glide, scapular movement, and clavicular rotation, not to mention the numerous muscles and ligaments stressed in turn, there are plenty of opportunities for this movement to go wrong. A few weeks back I had [...]

Iliolumbar Ligament

2018-01-05T01:56:51+00:00By |Categories: P-DTR® Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This past week, students in the P-DTR Amsterdam Intermediate course delved into an in depth examination of spinal biomechanics. One of the most thorough protocols students learned was a full evaluation of the three bands of the iliolumbar ligament. This ligament is crucial in ensuring the stability of the lumbosacral spine [...]