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Tough to Treat

Dec 1, 2022

What is the cause of bilateral calf pain in this young fencer? From start to finish, it shows the power of a thorough evaluation, a specific exercise progression, and a return to the sport she loves. When it comes to exercise progression in persistent pain, think about context. How can you improve optimal movement...


Nov 17, 2022

In this short episode, Susan discusses the upper cervical region and its effects on the rest of the body: core, pelvic floor dysfunction, muscle recruitment, balance, dizziness, etc. Join Susan as she takes a journey into the remarkable system from one of her lectures. Erl Pettman's work has long influenced Susan on...


Nov 10, 2022

In this episode, Susan and Erica discuss a series of patients that all presented lumbosacral pain. Clinical pattern recognition is an important part of the assessment process. 

The pattern does not dictate the intervention process, but the inability or ability of the pattern to change in the assessment and intervention...


Nov 3, 2022

In this short episode, Erica discusses her perspective on what to do when your patient plateaus. 

We’ve all been there. The proverbial plateau. Your patient is doing well and then all of a sudden they get stuck. Why? 

More often than not, there is a secondary region of the body that has cropped up. Go back to...


Oct 27, 2022

In this episode, Erica and Susan discuss how to begin and progress treatment with a knee OA without exacerbating their symptoms. Knee pain can be quite provoking as we age, especially for those older adults who have always been active and want to stay that way. 

Osteoarthritis is fairly common, however, exercise...