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Today's Quick Links come from Leon Chaitow, Challenge.gov, and Chris Johnson.

If you do any kind of STM, you should pick up Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body. It is the current standard of reference for almost everything we currently know about it. Leon Chaitow has announced a new text in development from most of the same contributors, but this one is focused on manual therapy.

Challenge.gov posted a great study/project on using what looks like technology plus the FMS to screen soldiers for injury risk. They do not specifically mention it, but they show the Y-Balance test and someone doing a DS with a FMS dowel. They piloted the study on 1500 soldiers and came up with their own risk scores.

Chris Johnson demonstrates a simple way to teach neutral spinal mechanics on his youtube channel. Once you really look at hip hinging in patients with lumbar pain, or many lower quarter dysfunctions, you realize that many people are unable to perform this movement well. Here's another alternative to sitting and tall kneeling with dowels.


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