Skip to content presents…the top ranked posts of 2011

December 20, 2011

Well… it has been a great year at & — before we wish you safe and happy holidays, we want to show you the top posts of 2011 as determined by you the readers.  These choices were based on the number of views, the number ‘shares’ & re-posts, as well as the number of comments.  Links are included for those who wish to review them.


#3 – Coming in at number 3 was the blog entitled “Palpation and assessment of the Levator Scapulae” where we put to rest some of the common myths surrounding the location and assessment of this important lateral cervical muscle.  This post garnered many comments of confusion…quickly followed by comments of thanks when the person went back to review the actual location of the structure in their dissection books.

#2 – “Scar tissue, knots, adhesions oh my… What is YOUR outcome measure when performing soft tissue treatments…and more importantly, is it palpable?” – coming in at number 2 was a recent entry where we questioned many of the commonly sited outcome measures used by practitioners during soft tissue therapy application.  Based on the response of the thousands of people who read this post, we received an overwhelming appreciation for the post which seemed to clear up some internal struggles that practitioners were having regarding the topic.

#1 – …and the winner is “Is your soft tissue technique doing what you think its doing?” – in this post, which was actually an audio clip taken at a Functional Range Release seminar in Toronto, Dr. Spina questioned the many forms of soft tissue therapy currently being utilized based on the known mechanics of fascia & soft tissue.  Theories commonly utilized to justify many techniques were scrutinized in light of this knowledge….which ones stood up to the challenge?  Click on the link to review the post and see.

Honourable Mentions:

–  The Direction of Fascia

 You don’t know squat?  …teaching your patients proper squatting technique

–   Progressing Spinal Strength using  ‘Bridging’ Exercises – Part 1, Part 2


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