Podcast 39: Ankle mobilizations, Plyos & Bunions

Risks and Understanding Band assisted Ankle mobilizations, bunion correction, Plyo jumps on inclines and more !

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* Today’s show notes:

1.Emma Adam, a Northwestern professor and an expert on sleep in adolescents and young adults, said , “Sleep has effects on cognition, your attention, your memory, your mood, your metabolism, your appetite — it affects so many different things.”
2.  Eye tracking technology:
3. From Mashable: 3 Days With a Posture-Correcting Wearable Gadget
4. Band assisted ankle mobilizations. Do you know what you are doing ?
5.  Why we prefer a low ramp delta shoe, when tolerable
6. From a Blog reader:
I have a patient who is suffering MS… . 
7.  Bunions
 I am a fitness instructor, and teach mostly barefoot classes…Pilates, yoga, willPower & grace. One of my students came to me originally because she has had bunion surgery, and wanted to regain alignment and strength in her feet. She is doing well with her big toe, but due to compensations made for the bunion, she has this pronounced  protrusion of the lateral edge of the foot by her 5th toe and metatarsal.  It looks larger in person than it does in the photo and is painful for her.  What is the cause and are there specific exercises for her?
Thanks for any insight,
Bloomington, IN
8. From Men’s health magazine: Doing plyo jumps on an incline !?
9. From the field doc: Dr. Rothbart himself !
Dear Dr Allen and Dr Waerlop, … . 
I thought you might be interested in my definition of normal vs abnormal pronation (and supination):
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013 Jul-Aug;36(6):359-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.06.002. Epub 2013 Jul 3.

Effect of customized foot orthotics in addition to usual care for the management of chronic low back pain following work-related low back injury.

The findings showed that patients in this study with chronic, nonspecific low back pain following work-related low back injury had greater improvement in short-term outcomes with orthotics and UC than with UC alone.