Foam rolling, a literature review – Anatomy & Physiotherapy

What does the literature say about foam rolling?

The folks here bring up a good point: “ Despite these findings, without clearly defined parameters and more importantly, mechanisms of action, to what extent should we incorporate SMR and foam rolling into our programming?”

Foam rolling, a literature review – Anatomy & Physiotherapy

#92: Your Brain on running. Ankle tightness, Femur rotation and more.

Plus a little on Oliver Sacks and homeostasis.

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A. Link to our server:
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Direct Download:

http://thegaitguys.libsyn.com/92-your-brain-on-running-ankle-tightness-femur-rotation-and-more

Other Gait Guys stuff
B. iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gait-guys-podcast/id559864138
C. Gait Guys online /download store (National Shoe Fit Certification & more !) 
http://store.payloadz.com/results/results.aspx?m=80204
D. other web based Gait Guys lectures:
Monthly lectures at : www.onlinece.com type in Dr. Waerlop or Dr. Allen, ”Biomechanics”

Our Book: Pedographs and Gait Analysis and Clinical Case Studies
Electronic copies available here:

Amazon/Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Pedographs-Gait-Analysis-Clinical-Studies-ebook/dp/B00AC18M3E

Barnes and Noble / Nook Reader:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pedographs-and-gait-analysis-ivo-waerlop-and-shawn-allen/1112754833?ean=9781466953895

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pedographs-and-gait-analysis/id554516085?mt=11

Hardcopy available from our publisher:
http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000155825/Pedographs-and-Gait-Analysis.aspx

Show notes:

A General Feeling of Disorder: Oliver Sacks

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/apr/23/general-feeling-disorder/

How Running Keeps Your Brain Humming
http://www.runnersworld.com/sports-psychology/how-running-keeps-your-brain-humming?adbid=10152565232831987&adbpl=fb&adbpr=9815486986&cid=socBeg_20150123_39089627

Hey Gait Guys,
I’ve been reading your blog and listening to your pod-casts (now on 71 but have listened to some new ones too so maybe 10 more to go). I’ve become so much more aware of the body’s biomechanics. Maybe this has been discussed by you guys before but I haven’t come across it yet. I was in Walmart and saw the Dr. Scholl’s foot map system and arch supports. I don’t know if you’ve seen the machine or have tested it out but they are everywhere. I found it interesting that for EVERY foot type they are recommending a ‘specialized’ heel lift. It involves statically standing on the machine on one leg. Interestingly there are handles which one can hold to help support the body on this single leg stance. After listening to so many podcasts and applying my new found knowledge, it immediately raises red flags in my brain. Thought you might be interested.
http://www.drscholls.com/productsandbrands/CustomFitOrthotics.aspx#tablink_2

Overtightening of the ankle syndesmosis: is it really possible?
Tornetta P 3rd1, Spoo JE, Reynolds FA, Lee C.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11315776
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Apr;83-A(4):489-92.

Femur rotation
http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/publishahead/Femur_Rotation_Increases_Patella_Cartilage_Stress.97824.aspx

Reader:
Hi there Dr Ivo and Dr Allen
I thought this article may interest you.
http://leonchaitow.com/2015/01/21/rediscovering-better-posture-a-foot-related-personal-saga/

http://www.mortonsfoot.com/pickingrightpci.html
This last paragraph/quote in particular caught my eye.
I was wondering what your opinion of this would be and wether you agree with it entirely?
Wenger et al (1989) suggest that, since flexible flat foot is generally a benign condition, it rarely requires treatment.

wreck method, squats ?
https://www.weckmethod.com/articles/improve-squatting-form-using-the-neutral-squat-technique

High performance high heels ?

oy. At $925 a pair, maybe she is the smart one (but we don’t think so). There is always an opportunist it seems.

“If I was to continue to [wear heels] in the same level as I did in my 20s, I would literally end up with super deformed, damaged feet,” said Singh, 36.
Traditionally, the structure of a high heel relies on a single metal shank running along the sole of the shoe providing a very stiff — and uncomfortable — platform that puts 75 percent of the pressure on the ball of the foot.
Singh and her team are trying to adjust the distribution of load so that the ball of the foot carries 50 percent of the weight and the heel carries the other 50 percent such that the impact — and with it, the pain — is lessened.

http://nypost.com/2015/05/03/these-high-performance-heels-wont-kill-your-feet/

One of our favorite (and biggest brained) people in the world !
In his own words: “Gait is the most important biomarker for neurological integrity and is considered a quantifiable variable that might serve as a window of disease or functional neurological progression or attenuation.”

Prof. Carrick has had almost 4 decades of clinical experience in this gait knowledge area. His knowledge application base in this functional approach to human stance, balance and gait is world renown. He will share his clinical experience so that the learner will be able to gain a fluency in this exciting evidence based clinical area of expertise.
Check out this teaser 15" talk on his Amsterdam course coming up in June.

http://lp.carrickinstitute.org/advanced-human-gait/

Increase glute medius activity with weighted unilateral carries.

Looking for a way to increase functional-gait related gluteus medius activity, skill, endurance and strength ? Do not forget to implement the unilateral weighted “carries”.
The forward walking lunge and split squats are similar exercises that have differences in the eccentric phase, and both can be performed in the ipsilateral or contralateral carrying conditions. Contralateral walking lunges highly activate the gluteus medius. You can vary these challenges with unilateral overhead carry (the waiter’s carry) to help engage the shoulder, core and incorporate breathing skills.

http://journals.lww.com/…/DOES_THE_DUMBBELL_CARRYING_POSITI…

Running yourself into thyroid troubles ?

A few years ago we wrote about this:
“Are you running yourself into hormonal problems?”
here is the link: http://thegaitguys.tumblr.com/…/are-you-running-yourself-in…

Well, there has been some new research and one of our fav authors has brought things to present day research. Here is what Alex Hutchinson has to say and share with us all over as Sweat Science.

http://www.runnersworld.com/health/endurance-training-and-thyroid-function

Weighted Carries for glute training

Looking for a way to increase functional-gait related gluteus medius activity, skill, endurance and strength ? Do not forget to implement the unilateral weighted “carries”.
The forward walking lunge and split squats are similar exercises that have differences in the eccentric phase, and both can be performed in the ipsilateral or contralateral carrying conditions. Contralateral walking lunges highly activate the gluteus medius. You can vary these challenges with unilateral overhead carry (the waiter’s carry) to help engage the shoulder, core and incorporate breathing skills.

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/publishahead/DOES_THE_DUMBBELL_CARRYING_POSITION_CHANGE_THE.96900.aspx