Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate to have had opportunities to attend a couple courses from the Prague School of Rehabilitation on “DNS” or Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. If you’re not familiar, DNS uses developmental kinesiology (how the motor cortex of babies develops and how this is expressed in the development of their movement… Read more
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The other day I got a great question from a college intern: I was helping out with the women’s hockey team several days ago, and they were having them do weighted pushups. I noticed that most were barely going halfway down on the eccentric portion, and their elbows were flared almost to ninety degrees. I… Read more
If you haven’t already, check out these two posts before reading this one: Postural Restoration Institute Comes to Endeavor PRI: Home Study vs. Live Course The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) teaches courses that are primarily targeted at rehab professionals. Interestingly, over the last few years their courses have been attended by an increasing number of… Read more
Part 1 of this series described anatomical asymmetries that all humans have, and how they can lead to predictable patterns and functional asymmetries. Part 2, below, will dive into how these patterns directly affect hockey performance and how they may contribute to common hockey injuries. Influence on Hockey Performance These positions are not inherently harmful…. Read more
Ice hockey places a huge multiplanar demand on the structures of the hip and thorax. As such, it’s imperative that players achieve and maintain full range of motion (ROM) in these areas. Complete ROM necessitates that the involved joint starts in, or at least is able to achieve, a neutral or centrated position. Unfortunately, many… Read more