How are your hammy’s?

Another tool for you, in addition to making sure the gluten are on line, to improve ankle rocker and hip extension.

“This study concludes that neural mobilization techniques are a useful adjunct to static stretching, without any risk of adverse events or injuries. Athletes or trainers can consider using one or both types of neural mobilization techniques to enhance muscular flexibility. Dosage of the neural mobilization as well as the proposed working mechanism behind the increase in hamstring flexibility can be found in the full text of the article.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26482098

Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Jan;17:30-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.03.003. Epub 2015 Mar 17.
Short term effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching of hamstrings on knee extension angle in healthy individuals: A randomized controlled trial.
Sharma S, Balthillaya G2, Rao R, Mani R .

Some Fat on Flat Feet

Normal feet:

  • more hindfoot dorsiflexion (read ankle rocker)
  • hindfoot more flexible
  • no or different compensation, if any


Symptomatic Flat feet:

  • less hindfoot dorsiflexion (read, reduced ankle rocker)
  • hindfoot was more everted, but less flexible.
  • forefoot compensates for reduced motion in rearfoot by increasing motion 
  • hallux hypermobility
  • symptomatic flat feet lacked positive joint energy for propulsion 


Asymptomatic flat feet:

  • less hindfoot dorsiflexion (read, reduced ankle rocker)
  • hindfoot was more everted, but less flexible.
  • forefoot compensates for reduced motion in rearfoot by increasing motion 
  • hallux hypermobility
  • asymptomatic flat feet needed to absorb more negative ankle joint energy during loading response. This may risk fatigue and overuse syndrome of anterior shank muscles


“Hence, despite a lack of symptoms flatfoot deformity in asymptomatic flat feet affected function. Yet, contrary to what was expected, symptomatic flat feet did not show greater deviations in 3D foot kinematics than asymptomatic. Symptoms may rather depend on tissue wear and subjective pain thresholds.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23796513

Podcast 44: New knee ligaments and Ankle Rocker

The newly discovered knee ligament, ankle rocker, hammer toes, yoga, joint flexibility and more ! Download Podcast # 44 today !

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* Today’s show notes:

Neuroscience:
New ligament discovered in the human knee
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131105081352.htm
3. Brain and Motion
‘Anklebot’ Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness
8. Blog reader:

richies77 asked a questionHi, Incredible source of information. I have severe arthritis in the 2nd toe of my left foot. I have very little dorsiflexion and this has caused my hip flexor to become chronically, extremely tight. This has twisted my entire spine and made me pretty much disabled. I’ve been offered orthotics and perhaps rocker shoes but do you think surgery is the only way to bring back correct balance to my spine? Does anything else actually work? Thank you!

9. In the News:
Yoga and the Brain:
11. another blog reader:
What should I start doing for early cerebellar atrophy symptoms? I’m 6’5 195 and an athlete
 
12. CADENCE and BAREFOOT