Today's Quick Links come from Julie Wiebe, In Touch PT, and Optimum Sports Performance.
Julie Wiebe strikes again! Actually, it's an oldie but a goody. I may have even linked back to this before, but review is always good for new readers and learning is all about repetition! Head, shoulders, knees, and toes... and pelvic floor!
Dr. Harrison Vaughn updated his case about LE complaints. He either has a solution and isn't telling us, or is actually asking for advice on this patient that is seemingly non-mechanical in nature. I have a few suggestions, try prolonged positions like extension with SG to the side (closing) or prolonged flexion with rotation (gapping). Try these for up to 20 minutes. You can also try lumbar gapping with sciatic neurodynamic tensioners ala Mulligan SMWM.
For differential Dx, I had similar cases in two patients that ended up seeing vascular specialists. One had surgery, the other had some kind of laser treatment, both had immediate improvement in their LEs.
Another great post reviewing research by Patrick Ward. This article was a meta-analysis on Concurrent Training. Patrick highlights some interesting points, but nothing that surprising if you have ever tried gaining mass while being a distance runner. (I had, all I did was lose mass). Read for more of the article highlights and Patrick's thoughts.