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Private Pay PT FAQ

I get a decent number of people asking me about my private practice and for some tips on starting a small private pay (out of network) practice. This is definitely not my area of expertise, but I have put some time and effort into it, and have discovered a few things that seem to have worked… Continue reading

RPE Based Training Approaches Visual

RPE Based Training Approaches Visual This visual compliments the blog post on the topic done here. I believe the wording was changed slightly but the principle applies. Manipulation of these three variables within a session gives a great degree of individual flexibility while also establishing a goal that the clinician/coach can work towards. The examples… Continue reading

Deadlifts and Back pain

Deadlifts and Back pain I did this based on a somewhat tongue in cheek discussion but it has been well received. While there is absolutely a case to be made for isolated loading this doesn’t mean that more full body lifts shouldn’t be performed as well. Enjoy!

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