The Risk Analysis Curve

The Risk Analysis Curve

The percentage of Americans who regularly engage in vigorous exercise for more than six months (meaning people who exercise regularly for an extended period of time) is shockingly low. Depending upon which source you’re reading it’s about 3%. I’m...
Testing Neurological Reflexes

Testing Neurological Reflexes

There are many, many hard-wired neurological reflexes. One such reflex is called vestibulo-ocular reflex cancellation. This is important when it comes to your ability to cleanly follow a target with your eyes and head moving together. You wouldn’t think this...
The Flip Flop Test

The Flip Flop Test

I have developed a reputation for doing some pretty interesting (and effective) things in my client training. Much of this comes from my educational background in the Z-Health system, which is based upon a neurological versus bio-mechanical model. Once you begin...
Cadaver Dissection Recap

Cadaver Dissection Recap

This weekend I had the privilege of attending a cadaver dissection with Thomas Meyers (author of Anatomy Trains) and Todd Garcia, founder of Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment. I’m writing this in my hotel room the night of the class so as to keep...

Peripheral Nerve Basics

Even if you aren’t at a point where you are routinely addressing nerve based dysfunction, understanding the basics of the peripheral nervous system can be very useful in your development as a trainer, to say nothing of how important it is for a clinician. At a...

Building Confidence Post-Injury

There is an idea out there of the “bad knee” or the “bad shoulder”.   “We have to be careful, I have a bad shoulder. I injured it twenty years ago.”   Depending upon which sources you’re looking at, the phases of...