Stuff You Should Read

PT and Low Back Pain, Running Mechanics, and The Athlete’s Shoulder

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Evidence in Motion, Chris Johnson, and The Athlete’s Shoulder.


Inner Circle,, and

This week’s Inner Circle webinar on how to integrate Kettlebells in Shoulder Rehabilitation was rescheduled due to the hurricane.  The webinar will now be this morning at 11:00 AM.  A recording of the webinar will be available by early next week in the Inner Circle dashboard for members that missed it.  Learn more about getting access to this webinar plus all my other past Inner Circle webinars. posted a great webinar from Dr. Jeff Dugas on the evaluation and surgical treatment of shoulder instability.  Dr. Dugas is great and discusses all the various types of shoulder instabilities, radiological findings, and several surgical treatment options.  Learn more about all the webinars over at

Lastly, my huge sale on ended last night, however, I already have a few emails in my inbox from people that missed out and waited too long.  I’ll have extend the sale until the end of the weekend (sunday at midnight EST) for anyone else that missed out.  Last chance for $150 off plus free access to!  Click here for more information.



Physical Therapy the New Primary Care Providers for Low Back Pain

David Straight at Evidence in Motion created a really impressive infographic on how Physical Therapists should become the new primary care providers for low back pain.  Not only is the infographic visually impressive, the breakdown how of expensive low back is to our nation and how physical therapy can reduce those costs is a powerful message.



Breakdown of an Elite Triathlete’s Running Biomechanics

Chris Johnson does some great work, especially when it comes to working with runners.  He recently released a pretty impressive video breaking down the running biomechanics of an elite triathlete.  Great summary of running mechanics but also how the concept of regional interdependence can impact what some would just assume is Achilles tendonitis.



Athlete’s Shoulder Book on Sale

My Athlete’s Shoulder book is currently going to be 50% off of the hardcover and 25% off the eBook over at the Elsevier website.  Pretty good discount, but not sure how long this is going to last.




6 replies
  1. Christopher Johnson
    Christopher Johnson says:


    Thanks as always for sharing my stuff!!! I would have loved to do performed this analysis with dartfish but I unfortunately I work on a Mac computer so no dice. The interesting thing about working with injured runners is that there are only so many ways to get injured so more often than not, injury patterns are readily identifiable. At the end of the day though it’s always important to realize that running is a head to toe activity which includes everything from head position and whats running through one’s mind to what you are (or are not wearing on your feet). We cannot only look at the lower extremity so it’s helpful to capture and observe from multiple angles to gain more insight into whats occurring.

    On a separate note, anyone who has not read the Athlete’s Shoulder, this is a must have for your library!!! I remembering reading the 1st edition when I first started working at NISMAT. I was not surprised to see that Steve Hoffman wrote a chapter. He was the person who first rehabbed my shoulder when I was an adolescent athlete and later after I underwent surgery to address an Os Acromiale. Many of the principles he applied to my care can be found in this book. After the surgery Steve was able to get me back to hitting a tennis serve over 125mph. Chances are that as an outpatient PT you will wind up seeing your fair share of overhead athletes and one must have a specific knowledge base and understand how we arrived at this point in time when it comes to managing overhead athletes. Plus Mike, Kevin, and Dr. Andrews edited the damn thing so we all know how legit it is.

  2. John J. Raphael
    John J. Raphael says:

    You can become a victim of chronic back pain, simply by practicing poor posture. To avoid this type of pain, focus on sitting straight at work or school and keep shoulders back while walking. In these days of technology, we rely on computers and end up with poor posture. Surfing the net can be the biggest culprit of all, when it comes to increased back pain!

    • Dennis
      Dennis says:

      Surfing the net is bad, but working can be too. I am an engineer and spend almost my whole day in front of a computer monitor. I have to make sure that my work station is set up right and that I watch my posture. In addition, I try to take a few minutes of stretching and relaxation every couple of hours. Some days, that isn’t enough.

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