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Forum: CrossPit 04-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,045
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: BJJ focused WOD

Love him or hate him if you want, I've heard Eddie Bravo say that he has found that guys who have a gymnastics or break dancing background progress much faster than normal people in BJJ. Now I'm not...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,961
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Creating my own PT program

To me, everything you said is related to an anterior pelvic tilt posture. When I see patient's with an anterior pelvic tilt, or also excessive lumbar lordosis, you're pretty much going to have the...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,658
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: PT school?

ATC (certified athletic trainer) is a bachelor's degree. you should be able to do a part-time education program. the only thing that will be difficult is ATC programs usually use students to work for...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-10-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,484
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Physical Therapists

I'd hate for you to think about doctors as not knowing anything. Just remember they specialize in making decisions (surgery, meds, PT, massage). They aren't specialists in rehab, nor do they have the...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-10-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,658
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: PT school?

I've answered a few posts on this board regarding injuries because I'm a PT. Here are some things you should know regarding your questions.
1.Practically all PT programs in the US are DPT programs...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 02-02-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,863
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Hip Flexor/Psoas Pain

try out this video
WFS http://www.mobilitywod.com/2011/04/episode-234365-improve-your-proximal-hip-mobility-and-nerve-tunnels.html

works on hip flexion mobility in relation to the hip joint and...
Forum: Injuries 02-02-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,204
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Shoulder popping?

I commonly see tenderness to the coracoid process because there will usually be tension in the pec minor (also attaches to coracoid). Tightness there is pull the scapula forward for forward shoulder...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 01-18-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,076
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Sitting

You're right, the IT band doesn't stretch. When you are mobilizing the IT band, you are trying to release any connective tissue that is not letting the band glide over the hamstrings and quadriceps....
Forum: Injuries 01-18-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,625
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Wrist Injury

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there is a good chance the problem is not in the wrist. It actually might be in the radio-ulnar joints (proximal and distal) or the elbow. The reason I say...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 01-17-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,360
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Carotid Artery Inflammation

If you had an inflammed carotid artery, you'll likely have more problems than headache and neck pain. It's the main blood supply to the brain so you might have other weird symptoms. First things that...
Forum: Injuries 01-17-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 38,036
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Yet another AC joint inflammation thread

I didn't read anything about physical therapy or chiropractor. Did you use any of those people?

Any numbness/tingling in the hand?

If your MRI is showing signals in the subscapularis tendon, that's...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 01-15-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,987
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Is surgery necessary?

how old are you? if you are pretty young, you should have an ACL reconstruction because your chances of getting serious knee arthiritis would be much higher.

regardless, you dont have to have an...
Forum: Injuries 01-13-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,245
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Protecting Low Back while stretching Hammies?

there is a possibility that the way you were stretching may have put a lot more neural tension in the sciatic nerve. since your lower extremity nerves originate in the lumbar spine, the tension may...
Forum: Injuries 01-11-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,451
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Plain in clavicle

The AC joint is a very undertreated joint. In PT school, you spend so much time on the larger joints (spine, shoulder) most PT's tend to forget about the AC joint or feel that treatment to that joint...
Forum: Injuries 01-11-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,337
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Inner Elbow Pain, Doc says rest, 2 months not better.

in addition to the above, i'd make sure that your first rib is mobile in depression/inferior direction
Forum: Injuries 01-09-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,825
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Distance runner with IT band trouble

If you were my patient, I'd be looking at your calcaneus and pelvis.

If you want professional help, I know of PT's that are very well versed in treating the pelvis in NY or PA. Message me if you...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 01-05-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,511
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Dizzy and Light headed during cardio

sounds like it could be cardio or pulmonary. it could be related to cranial nerves or autonomic nervous system. it would be a crap shoot of which specialist to see. you're better off seeing a general...
Forum: CrossPit 01-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,056
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Cauliflower ear

what do you recommend to clamp down the ear? i have been using nose plugs you would use in swimming. i usually fold up a piece of gauze and place it over my ear and then put on the clamp just for...
Forum: CrossPit 12-30-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,056
Posted By Michael Ko
Cauliflower ear

anyone here ever get cauliflower ear? i've had a very mild case and got ear guards for when i roll. i only wear it when my ears are sore.

has anyone tried to drain their own ears? gone to an ENT...
Forum: Injuries 12-30-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,370
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Weird Bellybutton Thing.

sounds like the beginning of an umbilical hernia. unless it starts getting consistently painful, i wouldnt worry about it.
if you are getting your symptoms consistently, you might start thinking...
Forum: Injuries 12-29-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Knee Problem

obviously, the concensus is to go see a doctor.

in regards to ligamentous tears (more for the ACL), they don't necessarily have to be painful. I'll see patients who have an ACL tear but just had...
Forum: Injuries 12-25-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,993
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: chronic calf pain

Steven Low posted video for someone else's entry and it was regarding nerve glides in the lower extremity. These are the nerve tests/treatments I was talking about. You can give them a try to see if...
Forum: Injuries 12-25-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,014
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Loss of grip strength after bout with tendonitis

How is your flexibility in forearm supination/pronation and elbow extension? Also, how is your grip strength when your elbow and forearm are in different positions? You shoulder always be stronger...
Forum: Injuries 12-17-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,768
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Bump below knee?

other than picture, you should look at an anatomy book to be specific of where the pain is. looking at your profile picture, age may be a factor. how old are you? if you are still of growing age and...
Forum: Exercises 12-17-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By Michael Ko
Re: Mobility for pain relief?

most mobility type treatments should help with movement immediately. you're moving joints or soft tissue to improve flexibility but also length tension relationships so should have some form of...
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