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

A look at the Role of Movement in relation to Pain

(Originally published on aaomptssig.wordpress.com)   The topic of movement and its relationship with pain is one that I find intriguing. I recently presented on this topic at my current clinic and thought it was a topic that deserved to be shared with a broader audience. This is not exhaustive by any means but does touch… Continue reading