SARCASTIC ANATOMY – GASTROCNEMIUS

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

What’s next for dry needling? 5 crazy guesses from @DPTwithNeedles

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

Five Truths About the Doctor of Physical Therapy

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