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Joseph E. Muscolino replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Hi Folks, Sorry to be so absent. I have been extremely busy in the office, and working on a neck treatment book. It should come out in 2011. I will throw in a few cents on this topic. Being a DC, I learned to measure limb length with the patient…"
Oct 27, 2010
Peter Lelean replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Hey guys . . interesting post on a critically important topic. Walt, as usual, is in my view right on the money. A few more things to consider; how is it all put back together i.e. misalignments, fascial migration around the pelvis, issues with…"
Oct 6, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Thanks Walt, this is great information! I am trying to differentiate forefoot external rotation (abduction) from tibial external rotation because I just took an orthotic seminar that makes a distinction betwwen the two in their algorithm. If the…"
Oct 6, 2010
Walt Fritz, PT replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"I would back up to the hips first. Get them prone and measure internal vs external rotation. Int Rot should be 35 degrees, external 45 degrees. Limitations in one direction or another will give you an indication as to whether the hips has tightness…"
Oct 5, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Thanks, Walt. Here's another question: How do you measure tibial rotation versus forefoot abduction/adduction. That is, if you see externally rotated feet how do you know if it is coming from the forefoot versus coming from tibial external…"
Oct 5, 2010
Walt Fritz, PT replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Robert, "Legs in midline" just refers to assuring that the leg, when measured in supine, are in a neutral alignment and not shift off to one side. Rotation is checks by palpating and comparing each ASIS and PSIS. Low ASIS indicates…"
Oct 1, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Tanks Walt! What do you mean by "With legs in midline"? Also, how do you check for the rotation/upslip? Thanks, Bob D"
Oct 1, 2010
Walt Fritz, PT replied to Robert Downes's discussion Leg Length in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"I don't mean to butt in before Joe, but I use a supine measurement. With legs in midline, I traction then rest the legs on the table. Thumbs nestled under each medial malleoli and compare sides. Chiros often do this in prone, but I find it…"
Sep 30, 2010
Robert Downes added a discussion to the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
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Leg Length

Hey Joe, how do you and the rest of the gang measure leg length?
Sep 30, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Celia Bucci's discussion foot or ankle? in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"I would call it the foot. I would also say it was the calcaneus and heel bone of the foot. LMTs can mobilize the subtalar joint, the midtarsal joint and 1st MTP joint of the foot."
Jun 7, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Celia Bucci's discussion foot or ankle? in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Calcaneal eversion goes together with the talus going down and in. This allows the tibia to internally rotate."
Jun 7, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Whitney Lowe's discussion Iliopsoas treatment in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Also remember kinetic chain biomechanics when treating the psoas. This means we have to treat the posterior calf complex of both legs and the opposite side psoas. Consider gait. What (from a chain reaction biomechanics point of view) will cause the…"
Feb 12, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Joseph E. Muscolino's discussion Joint Mobilization in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Hi Joe, We learned about Roll and Glide at the Gray Institute from Dr. Dave Tiberio. One of the things we do with FMR is to try to facilitate a normal Roll/Glide ratio."
Jan 21, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Joseph E. Muscolino's discussion Joint Mobilization in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"The direction of Roll is always in the same direction that the bone is moving and the contact point between the bones moves in the same dirction as the Roll. The direction of glide however depends on whether that bone is convex or concave. Usually,…"
Jan 3, 2010
Robert Downes replied to Joseph E. Muscolino's discussion Joint Mobilization in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Hi Joe, What direction is the Roll of the articular surface in relationship to the direction that the bone is moving (taking the case of one bone moving on a stationary bone)? Does the direction of the Glide depend upon whether the bone end is…"
Dec 31, 2009
Robert Downes replied to Joseph E. Muscolino's discussion Joint Mobilization in the group Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology
"Hi Joe, What is Roll and Glide (of a joint) and how do you use them in joint mobilization work?"
Dec 30, 2009

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At 11:36pm on December 7, 2009, Gloria Coppola said…
Hi Robert, Welcome to the group
At 8:47pm on December 7, 2009, Travis Alligood said…
Welcome Robert
At 4:00pm on December 7, 2009, Darcy Neibaur said…
Welcome Robert
At 1:59pm on December 7, 2009, Marissa said…
Welcome to the community!
At 12:54pm on December 7, 2009, Mike Hinkle said…
Welcome Robert!
 
 
 

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