Batman says you have chronic dehydration

I am sure you are wandering what the heck happened to the title. I shall tell you a brief story about what happened. I was walking around the library when something caught my eye. Your Body’s many cries for water. This got me interested I am there is water everywhere so I turned the cover…

To Stretch or not to stretch?

Stretching one of the controversial things in sports and rehabilitation. In the past years stretching has been correlated to flexibility one of the core components of physical fitness. For those who are curious there are flexibility, strength, power, speed endurance, balance, coordination, balance and skill. Stretching is primarily controversial these recent years due to having…

Sensory Motor Amnesia

Hi there back after being caught up in a lot of things. Just for your information can you guys guess where I am writing this article from right now? I am currently back in New Zealand. Which means that I am back to the place where I can access a lot of books and what…

Is strength and stability is pretty much the same?

During seminars I always seem to meet participants who just seem to have shoulder problems. It usually happens during either the upper extremity exercises or even the basic shoulders seminar. Seeing that there is a lack of time and since I need to attend to the other participants since they are not the only participant…

Posture: the blamed un-guilty one

In the past few days I have happened to recall a memory about a show of a lawyer trying to defend a miss labeled culprit. In this case an innocent person labeled as a culprit of a crime. The show practically showed a lot of underhanded tactics not used in court such as having a…

Versatility of movement

Last week I was called in to pitch in and help in one of the make up’s for one of S.O.M.A.T.I.Cs mentoring session about the lower extremity which was about how to assess and treat the lower extremity. It was one of the most common things to be able to do for a manual therapy…

PNF ain’t just an acronym with three letters

What makes PNF, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, a PNF concept? If you have been a reader of the blog I have already stated that PNF that is usually taught in the Philippines ain’t PNF at all. So what makes PNF as a PNF concept that is more than just as set of movements? Just for those…

Breathing: Basis of movement

I am sure we are aware of the movements that the kids do when they are growing up or in scientific terms Ontogenic patterns of movement. One of the things worthy of note are while the children began changing their position the other part that changes is the pattern of breathing. Taking note of this…

Treatment system: are techniques important?

I was watching a NHL special during one of my stays at the hotel during one of my recent trips to Cavite. The special is about how Japanese carpenters were able to join wood without using any metals or nails. The interesting part of this is that the wood parts individually are quite flimsy and…

Need for speed

Having heard that the Rio Olympics have just ended and the prime minster of Japan has already showed up in a Mario outfit to announce the 2020 Olympics made me think about how therapist might need to have fast modalities so as to be able to help in the recovery or just for a basic…

METS is PNF and PNF is METS?

I think you are aware that there are some systems that have different names but are the same in principle. There are techniques like counter strain and positional release techniques. Is it the same with METs and PNF? Is it a case of miss translation? First of all what is a Muscle Energy Technique or…

Is that even PNF?

A lot of systems are watered down. It is practically when someone who just saw some techniques and heard that it is that certain technique and then say that I learned this and that by just watching and other things then place them in a chapter with 5 pages with primarily drawings. This is practically…