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Pain and How It Influences Treatment Learning Effects

Something that is not emphasized enough during the treatment and rehab of painful conditions, is stepping back and understanding if...
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Don’t Fall for the Neuro Party Tricks

The chase for immediate changes in pain and movement within the physical therapy and movement realm is still very much...
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How Do You Shape Your Clinical & Movement Approaches

Read Research Article Here It’s Monday morning, and your first client enters your clinic or gym complaining of persistent low...
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A Neurology View to Unlock Musculoskeletal Rehab Road Blocks

Physical therapists and other movement/rehabilitation practitioners working with musculoskeletal conditions on a daily basis know a great deal about the...
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Our Motor Responses Are Different When The World Acts On Us

Research Article Abstract Here One of the most fundamental concepts that we speak about on our IKN courses is the...
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Cervical Load Tolerance & Upper Limb Awareness

Research Article The neck is a very busy area, acting as a platform for the skull that houses quite an...
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The Importance of a Neurology Informed Biomechanical Framework

Humans are incredibly complex, and when they present to us physical & movement practitioners with unpleasant experiences such as pain,...
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Why Striving for Movement Perfection is Wrong

The Importance of Redundancy in the Body The most unfortunate belief in the physical therapy and movement realm is that...
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Neck Pain: Excessive Tension with Upper Limb Movement

Research Article If you’ve taken our IKN level 1 course, you will understand the importance of the upper limb when...
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Is Unstable Surface Training Worth Your Time?

Research Article HERE Wobble boards and BOSU balls are pieces of equipment that you may have fought your physical therapy...
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The Environment Acts On You Before You Act On The Environment

“As living creatures, we have the ability to behave according to conditions” - (R. Blickhan et al) Research Article Here...
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Reducing The Neural Control Burden To Improve Performance

Exploiting Neurology & Mechanics From a rehabilitation perspective, we must appreciate the importance of quality sensory feedback from many tissues,...
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Shifting The Lens On Biomechanics

Biomechanics, Pain, & Emergence At IKN, we use a simple framework through which we view the influence of biomechanics on...
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What Should “Core Training” Look Like?

Midline Stability, Conscious Control, & Athletic Performance Research Article Here “Core” stability training has become a key component of rehabilitation...
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Closing The Curtain On The Glute Inhibition Epidemic

Is Strengthening The Glutes Always The Answer? When we graduated Physical Therapy school, we thought that strengthening the glutes was...
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What Happens When Stress Exceeds Capacity?

Reframing The Perception Of Stress Research Article Here One of the most important things we can do as movement/rehab practitioners...
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Backward Chaining

Breaking A Movement Down: Start With The Endpoint Research Article Here Start with the goal in mind is a statement...
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Do You Suffer From Exercise ADHD?

The Importance Of Assessment Research Article Here Are you constantly jumping from exercise to exercise with your clients with no...
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Stop Chasing The “Root” Cause

Can You Ever Truly Know What That Is? Article Here You might hear this all the time from therapists. “You...
Building Better Ankle Strategies For Back Pain

Are Your Clients Past Ankle Injuries Contributing To Their Back Pain?

Building Better Ankle Strategies Research Article HERE We’ve said it time and time again, gravity is our most consistent stressor,...
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Do You Progress Into Dynamic Activities Too Quickly?

Isometrics & Moment-to-Moment Control  Research Article Here Many of us are far too quick to jump into dynamic activity when...
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Are “Weak” and “Strong” Accurate Reflections of Movement Output?

Creating Robust Movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxDOMzWEeBI   If you were a fly on the wall in most Physical Therapy and Rehab clinics,...
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Shoulder Pain & Axillary Nerve Loading

Video Examples & Variations When clients present with difficulty moving their upper limb above their head or out to the...
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Your “Resource Profile” & How it Influences Pain

The Importance of a Multi-Layered Approach Research Article Here We don’t come into the world with an unlimited amount of...
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How Beliefs, Prediction, & The Brain Influence Movement

The Critical Factors You Need to Be Considering Research Article Here   Our nervous system searches for familiarity. This is...
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The Influence of Gravity on Low Back Pain

The Importance of Unloading the Anti-Gravity Function of the Lumbar Spine Research Article Here   As humans, we tend to...
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How Well Do You Trust Each Sensory System?

Sensory Reweighting & How It Should Influence Your Rehab Click Here For Article In order to move efficiently through the...
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How Can Control of the Limbs Influence the Neck & Trunk?

The Importance of Assessing Upper Extremity Load Capacity Research Article Here   Humans are complex systems, and human movement in...
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The Visual System and the Spine

The System you NEED to be Including in Every Spine Assessment Research Article Here   How consciously aware are you...
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Are you Really Preparing Your Clients for the Real World?

How to shift your treatment strategies! RESEARCH ARTICLE   As much as each of us would like to think we...
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Tight Back Muscles That Won’t Relax!

How movement neurology of the ribcage and diaphragm can help!   RESEARCH ARTICLE   If you caught our last newsletter,...
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The Vestibular System & Lower Limb Rehab

The most influential system of movement you're not working with! RESEARCH ARTICLE   Human movement is no easy feat. We...
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Neck Pain & The Jaw

Is it a relationship you consider? RESEARCH ARTICLE Neck pain is a very common condition that many movement & rehab...