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Goldilocks, Bayes Theorem, and the Clinical Search for Optimal Load

Models of Loading Tissue Homeostasis Dr. Dye extensively described the tissue homeostasis model in relation to patellofemoral pain, but it can be extrapolated to other areas.4,7,8 In brief, this model proposes that many clinical issues can be related to a disruption of the local tissue’s homeostasis due to exposure to stress beyond its adaptive ability…. Continue reading

An Introduction to Loading: Clinical Application of Auto-Regulatory Periodization

In part 1 I discussed the foundations of exercise prescription and introduced the concept of autoregulatory periodization. The following is my interpretation of a practical application of these concepts to rehabilitation. There have been many who influenced my views on this, but Mel Siff’s, Matt Perryman’s, and recently Mladen Jovanovic’s writings on this topic have… Continue reading

An Introduction to Loading: Foundation & Principles

Physical therapy is defining itself around movement, and therapists are increasingly identifying themselves as movement practitioners. Because of this, an understanding of motor control should influence our clinical decision-making. A constraints-based view of movement allows us to discuss movement as emerging from the interaction of three major constraints: The environment The task The individual What… Continue reading

Moving Beyond the Exercise: Exercise Prescription and Clinical Reasoning

In the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the people ask a supercomputer, “What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?” The computer takes a very long time before finally replying, “42.” When those asking the question complained that this was a terrible answer they were told, “The problem, to be quite… Continue reading

Maitlaind MT-O Course

     On my last weekend in FL before beginning the hike out to my new life in Vancouver, WA I had the opportunity to take the MAPS MT-O course in Orlando. This course was developed exclusively by Chad Cook and like all of his other work it was excellent. I appreciate the fact that… Continue reading

Sports Team Concept Conference 2012 #tcc2012

  Another very informative live tweeting event I participated in was at the 2012 Sports Team Concept Conference. There is some great information and links in the stream. Click here for a comprehensive compilation of that conference.