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

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...
Why You Should Learn How To Fish

Why You Should Learn How To Fish

I don’t stretch out my clients, either before or after sessions. To be clear let me point this out from the beginning: Your clients do need to stretch. The question is this: Do they need you to do everything for them, or are they better served by you teaching...
Evaluating and Correcting Hip Rotation

Evaluating and Correcting Hip Rotation

A common theme for most people who want to be athletic, and particularly for those who sit a lot should be opening up the hips and then keeping them that way. Another common theme is the seeming inability for many to do this, as they always feel liked they’re...