On my last product review, I talked about the 7 Things I Learned about Blood Flow Restriction Training.
This week I attended a workshop put on by Dr. Ryan DeBell of the Movement Fix website. His blog and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter) are regularly updated with a ton of valuable information.
The course itself was about 7.5 hours long and cost $200 for the early bird registration price.
I would highly highly recommend attending this course.
Here are some basics specs about the course:
- Cost: $200 for the early bird registration
- Duration: 7.5 hours
- Topics discussed
- Overhead Press
- Identifying limitations and potential fixes for each of these
- I like to divide continuing education courses into digestible segments and really reflect on how I can use them as I practice. In this course, I divided it into three categories; Principles, Assessments, and Interventions. Obviously any of these can be easily overlapped. But from this course, I was able to differentiate:
- 24 different principles
- 14 different assessments (easily my favorite part)
- 34 different interventions (counting regressions/progressions)
Here are the five biggest things I learned from The Movement Fix Workshop.
Note: Out of respect for the speaker, I won’t go into a great deal of depth regarding any of these because it is something he has created for purchase.
Blood flow to the foot may increase by using toe-spacers.
I need to look into the research a little more on this. But I think this could be a great adjunct treatment for plantar fasciopathy.
A better way to explain how full joint movement allows for synovial fluid to better nourish all the regions of the joint surfaces.
Dr. DeBell does a great job of explaining this idea. He also discusses how attaining ranges of motion, in all directions, is important to joint health even if it isn’t necessarily the movement we need for a certain movement
Glenohumeral joint elevation only requires approximately 2mm of movement, of the humeral head, during shoulder elevation. Joint mobilizations usually provide about 6mm of movement which is more than we actually need.
I think this is great education point regarding the more neurophysiological explanation of why joint mobilizations work. It’s not as though someone is anatomically allowing better movement of the joint surfaces but is decreasing pain and perceived threat to that area.
Using active dorsiflexion to load into potentially new ranges of dorsiflexion achieved through mobility drills, stretching, etc.
He has a great blog post about that here.
Teaching point regarding finding a neutral position prior to hip hinging movements
This would be in reference to using a dowel to find a neutral spine position. The athlete should be slightly more on the extended side of neutral and they should be able to extend more. If the athlete can’t extend more, they are likely too far into the extended range.
Again, I would definitely recommend attending one of these courses. Several people who attended this course, in Atlanta, said they attended it previously and still got additional information out of it. It’s obvious that he takes pride in updating his methods as he gains new insight.