Knee Findings: Hinges and Rotation

  Joint ‘popping’ is a curious thing.  It alarms without hurting.  Especially when you realize it wasn’t there before.  You notice something is different when you do that particular thing in that particular way.  The different becomes ‘less than’ when Read more ›

The World of Fighting Monkey (part 2)

Engaging with your work demands a certain degree of ownership.  There must be a benefit to the challenge presented, beyond just a hard-to-apply confidence.  A task can serve as a test of will, a test of adaptability, and/or a test Read more ›

The World of Fighting Monkey (part 1)

Doing without knowing.  Playing, creating, learning.  Adjusting and adapting.  Describing Fighting Monkey is an act in organizing verbs.  Everything overlaps and intertwines and is a wonder.  The only certainty you are left with is that you have experienced something good Read more ›

A Purpose and Description of Exploratory Movement

“I’m going to explore the depths of the ocean.” “You’re gonna what?” “I’m going to get into this magical pressure suit, close myself off to the known world, and look for cool stuff.”   “Why would you want to do Read more ›

Dynamic Movement as An Extension of Control

Body control is all the rage.  A popular want is increasing active range of motion.  People want to get there so they can do stuff there.  Functional Range Conditioning uses slow, controlled movement to examine individual joints, build capacity in Read more ›

Self-Testing

As a teacher, I’m big into simplicity.  The ability to apply concepts has always proved more practical than skill at memorizing.  My tests are designed to make students think. Explanation is praised, not “correctness” based on someone else’s set of Read more ›

Measuring Movement

With the recent rise in powerlifting popularity, gyms are flooded with individuals trying to get better at the big three competitive lifts: bench, squat, and deadlift.  Strength is an imperative measurement of fitness, impacting all other levels of performance. It’s Read more ›

Sourcing Pain

photo credit: carolinawellnessandrehab.com Finding an ultimate solution to pain is dependent on figuring out its source.  The following checklist of questions is designed to help you to pinpoint causation. 1.  Is there a specific, recent event I can trace this Read more ›

The Price of Instant

People love getting things fast.  From shipping to food to feelings to results, quicker is preferred.  We are a culture that thrives on instant gratification.  Our decisions are largely based on convenience. Perhaps unknowingly, though, we are willingly sacrificing long Read more ›

Being Good At

There’s something special in knowing that you’re good at something.  It goes beyond praise or awards or recognition.  Nobody needs to say a word.  You feel it. photo credit: last.fm.com Your feeling is marked by your love of practicing this Read more ›