Patellofemoral Syndrome and Cueing on the Reformer

November 9, 2018

Scuba suits and patello-femoral syndrome—what might these two things have in common? For today’s session, Melanie chats about the structural placement of the pelvis, femur, tibia, and… Read more about Patellofemoral Syndrome and Cueing on the Reformer

The Frontier of Fitness: Fascial Movement

November 8, 2018

So imagine a silvery-white material flexible and sturdy in equal measure—a substance the surrounds and penetrates every muscle, coats every bone, covers every organ and envelops every… Read more about The Frontier of Fitness: Fascial Movement

Sciatica and Restoring Dynamic Control with Swan Dive

November 7, 2018

Melanie addresses a student’s Facebook question on sciatica nerve pain—how to progress a client using dynamic control and load in a variation of Swan Dive.

Sciatica and Segmental Lumbar Rotation

November 7, 2018

Back to the mat. Melanie shows how to offload the sciatic nerve by strengthening the piriformis and lumbar multifidus with a foam roller. If a client is… Read more about Sciatica and Segmental Lumbar Rotation

Restore Cervical Lordosis and Deep Neck Flexor Control

November 7, 2018

Melanie demonstrates how to restore optimal cervical neck lordosis using a Mini Stability Ball™.

Ab Prep Modifications for Downward Rotated Shoulders

November 7, 2018

Keep those shoulders in a beautiful position with today’s tip. Melanie Byford-Young shows how to modify ab prep for downwardly rotated shoulders using a mini stability ball.

Unlocking the Forearm

November 7, 2018

Supinated or pronated? Today Melanie Byford-Young talks about the importance of supination and pronation in the forearm and how this can be a clue to unlocking the… Read more about Unlocking the Forearm

Challenge Your Client’s Mobility and Reintegrate Ankle Control

November 7, 2018

Today’s session features the Mini Stability Ball™ and how to challenge you or your client’s mobility and ankle control.

Cueing for Clients: Glute Activation

November 7, 2018

Toss out the bad eggs. Miscommunicated imagery and cues can lead clients to worse pain patterns and problems. Melanie reminds all movement professionals and therapists to use… Read more about Cueing for Clients: Glute Activation

Motor Progression: Leg Extensions on Arc Barrel

November 7, 2018

Progress your clients through the phases of cognitive, associative, and automatic motor learning theory. Our focus today is on a progression series of leg extensions using the… Read more about Motor Progression: Leg Extensions on Arc Barrel

What Can We Learn: Ab Prep

November 1, 2018

Assess and then cue. When working with clients, assessment exercises can reveal insightful information on muscle recruitment and movement tendencies. This month, Melanie takes the time to… Read more about What Can We Learn: Ab Prep

Big Toe Assessment in Single Leg Stretch

October 25, 2018

Diving toes, beware. It takes a smart and trained eye to catch unhealthy movement patterns, which can either begin proximally or distally in the body. Melanie’s assessment… Read more about Big Toe Assessment in Single Leg Stretch