Sarcastic Anatomy – Latissimus Dorsi Scrabble score – 18 points. Super weak for 15 tiles (and assuming spaced words are even legit in Scrabble). Plural – generally the lats are referred to as a singular muscle group and dorsi is already plural, but how cool would it be to say “latissimuses” more often. Hippopotamuses do… Read More Sarcastic Anatomy – Latissimus Dorsi
Sarcastic anatomy – Gastrocnemius Scrabble score – 18 Plural – gastrocnemii. I dare you to use that in a sentence with your patients today. Greek derivation – “gastro-“ = stomach; knḗmē = leg Action – ankle plantarflexion, knee flexion, basically this… Fun Fact – You may recognize this muscle from the 2004 blockbuster hit “Troy” when Brad Pitt (and his beautiful bronzed legs) portrayed Achilles,… Read More SARCASTIC ANATOMY – GASTROCNEMIUS
Weren’t we supposed to have hoverboards in 2015? If we can learn anything from the 1985 versus the 2015 Marty McFly, it’s that the future is tough to predict. At least without 1.21 giggawatts. But that’s exactly what I intend to do with regards to the future of dry needling in the US. Dry needling has come a long… Read More What’s next for dry needling? 5 crazy guesses from @DPTwithNeedles
Recently I’ve had two acupuncturists on my caseload. They are both amazing individuals and I can’t say enough about them and their passion for helping people feel better. As humans, we are all broken and in need of some serious help. I’ve referred numerous people to acupuncture for relief of their symptoms. Different things work for different… Read More Acupuncture is great too!
In January I wrote a post titled “I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy”, which was admittedly an empassioned manifesto in response to a televised disservice (albeit daytime television) to my beloved profession. Honestly, I felt more Ferdinand the Bull than anything resembling an advocate of influence in Physical Therapy. The response was massive. What I… Read More Five Truths About the Doctor of Physical Therapy
It was almost exactly a year ago today that I met my colleague, Austin Woods, at a Top Pot Donuts to discuss the feasibility of starting our own PT practice. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the donut smell was amazing as we sat down with pad, pen and laptop. Austin was my close… Read More Starting your own Physical Therapy practice – WHY?
Well, 30 days came and went in what seemed like the blink of an eye. My goal to spend at least 33 minutes a day for 30 days doing some sort of exercise was successfully completed. I kind of imagined a climactic, triumphant slow-motion moment when I finished the challenge, but in all honesty there… Read More The 1000 Minute Challenge – Conclusion