Today's Quick Links come from runningtimes.com, kettlebelltherapy.com, and Functional Anatomy Blog
I will be printing this one for the clinic's waiting room! Although there are plenty of naysayers due to the lack of research, even fellow mentees who have been in the clinic for decades have agreed that working on soft tissue has improved their outcomes. Running Times has a good article on Understanding Your Fascia.
Dr. Ben Fung, DPT writes on the physics of the bottoms up exercise with kettlebells. Attached to the post is a video of a clean and press and windmill with the bottoms up grip. Great exercise for core, hamstring/trunk mobility, and scapular stabilization!
Dr. Andreo A. Spina, B. Kin, DC, FRCCSS(C), FR writes about some how increasing flexibility with stretching is more likely to be centrally mediated (like everything else these days). He does review viscoelastic theory, which is what I was taught more than a decade ago, and adds to it recent research on cross-sectional hypertrophy. Very well written post. An introduction of F.R.C.™ and the myths surrounding stretching… Scroll down a bit to get to the actual post.
In the end, we are experiencing a lot of change in our profession and the theories as to why the treatments we use work. Some have moved on, others stick to their guns (and I am a bit of both). Regardless of which camp you fall into, lots of interesting research out there!