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MS Podcast with Dr. Andreo Spina: Episode 2

MS Podcast with Dr. Andreo Spina: Episode 2

By: Ricky Singh – July 15, 2014
On episode 2 of the MS Podcast, Dr. Andreo Spina tells us about Functional Range Conditioning, his clinical thought process as well as potential mechanisms behind common treatment interventions. (more…)

Talking Shop with Mark Bell: Powerlifting, Coaching, Cueing & More

Talking Shop with Mark Bell: Powerlifting, Coaching, Cueing & More

By: Ricky Singh – July 14, 2014
A few months back, I had a great conversation with the one and only power lifting coach and owner of Super Training gym in Sacramento, Mark Bell. It is sometimes difficult to understand the difference between the role of a strength coach compared to a clinician. What better way to understand these differences than to track down the top strength coaches and have a conversation with them.
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MS Podcast with Dr. Stuart McGill – Episode 1

MS Podcast with Dr. Stuart McGill – Episode 1

Movement Science Podcast with Dr. Stuart McGill – Episode 1 
This past February, I travelled to Waterloo University to chat with Dr. McGill about his thoughts on some trending topics. 
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Anatomical & Functional Perspectives of the Diaphragm: Part 1

Anatomical & Functional Perspectives of the Diaphragm: Part 1

By: Stephen Osterer –  April 7, 2013

The topic of diaphragmatic breathing has become a bit of a buzzword lately and as a student, I wanted to lay out some of the prevalent concepts surrounding its function, assessment, and correction in order to strengthen my understanding. This is by no means a full systematic review of the literature, but a base for conversation and debate on the subject. Before we go any further let’s first discuss some of the relevant anatomy. (more…)

A Summary of Explain Pain by Moseley & Butler

A Summary of Explain Pain by Moseley & Butler

By: Ricky Singh – February 18, 2014
Moseley & Butler’s Explain Pain came highly recommended by many of my mentors. Explain Pain does an excellent job illustrating current concept concepts in pain science and is very easy to understand for both the health care professional and patient. If you are intrigued by what you have read in this summary, I would highly recommend purchasing the book so you can see the beautiful illustrations and artwork that is included throughout the book by a phenomenal artist (Sunyata). 

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3 Key Ingredients to be a Successful Student

3 Key Ingredients to be a Successful Student

By Ricky Singh – February 18, 2014
Earlier this year, I was asked to address first year students on how to be a successful student. After spending a long time reflecting on this, I distilled my thought process into three key ingredients, which I feel any student can apply to achieve success. To give some context, let me tell you a bit about my background.
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Interview with Coach Casey Wheel – Applying DNS Principles with Athletes

Interview with Coach Casey Wheel – Applying DNS Principles with Athletes

By: Ricky Singh – February 10, 2014
I met Casey Wheel at a Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) course in San Diego. After getting to know Casey, I wanted to learn more about how he applies principles of DNS when coaching his athletes. Having only limited experience in applying DNS principles in a clinical setting, I was excited to hear some of Casey’s thoughts and experiences on how he applies these principles in an athletic performance setting. (more…)

My Interpretation of Gray Cook and Dr. McGill’s Discussion

My Interpretation of Gray Cook and Dr. McGill’s Discussion

By: Ramez Antoun, PT, DPT – February 15, 2014
So the day started by having both Gray Cook and Dr. Stu McGill give their presentations. It was then followed by each of them doing a demo/screen on a gentleman from the crowd to practically highlight points they made in their presentations. Then time was given for questions and answers followed by concluding statements. (more…)