Kinetic Integrations Blog

  • The Interval Training Buzz – What Is New? Part 2

    While the study results mentioned in Part 1 of The Interval Training Buzz – What Is New? post are encouraging, if not spectacular, there are some things to take into consideration: Most studies were done on a stationary bicycle (yes, … Continue reading

  • Throwing Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain is a common complaint among baseball players, especially pitchers. Pain experienced during the throwing motion results in the inability to throw with velocity, causing what is commonly referred to as “dead arm” syndrome. The cause of pain is … Continue reading

  • Lumbar Multifidi With Low Back Pain

    Several studies have been performed pertaining the lumbar multifidi (MT) in individuals with LBP. Starting 1994, Hides et al. reported finding significant ipsilateral atrophy in the lumbar multifidi in this population. Hides followed-up with similar subjects for 10 weeks and … Continue reading

  • Direction of Motion With Low Back Pain

    After Cresswell study on abdominal pressure, the Australians Hodges and Richardson studied the activation pattern of the trunk musculature associated with upper extremity movement. Subjects without low back pain (LBP), showed that the TrA was the first muscle activated and … Continue reading

  • Squat a Little

    It’s hard to dispute that our so-called modern western world has adopted a far more sedentary lifestyle compared to the previous generations.  This sedentary lifestyle has lead to an epidemic of not only metabolic disorders such as obesity, but also … Continue reading

  • Breathing Patterns Become Dysfunctional After Low Back Pain

    Kinetic Integrations has observed that clients who have suffered from low back pain will reflexively change their breathing pattern and will become abdominal breathers, creating a breathing movement dysfunction. Associated with this incorrect breathing pattern is a deactivation of the … Continue reading

  • Intra-Abdominal Pressure With Low Back Pain

    In the early 1990’s, a number of researchers looked at the role and activation patterns of the trunk muscles as they related to the concept of spinal stability. In Sweden, Cresswell et al. reported a series of studies indicating that … Continue reading

  • Indeperpedent Subsystems With Low Back Pain

    Panjabi et al. proposed a concept for understanding spinal stability, injury, dysfunction and recovery, asserting that there are three interdependent subsystems that function to stabilize the spine: the passive, active and neural subsystems: The passive musculoskeletal subsystem includes the spine … Continue reading

  • Lumbar Spine With Low Back Pain

    A wise man once said “if you know where you come from, then you know where you are going.” In other words “if you know your past, you know your future.” Both quotes are definitely applicable for those dealing with … Continue reading

  • Understanding Pain

    Kinetic Integrations respects pain as pain makes us change to way we move and stabilize our body; in fact, pain creates movement dysfunctions. Now, for normal movement to return not only pain but also the behaviors it effects must be … Continue reading

  • Is Core Stability Just a Myth?

    For a few decades now, the terminology “core stability” has been accepted as synonymous to good health. It is common knowledge that optimal core stability resolves low back pain and increases performance. A whole industry grew out of this stability … Continue reading

  • Abdominal Hollowing

    The Abdominal Hollowing method to stabilize the spine is based on the Richardson philosophy of trunk stabilization. Often rehabilitation and exercise specialists will use this method of stability as they feel that trunk stabilization retraining should start with reestablishing local … Continue reading