Two of the sharpest minds in functional rehabilitation practice, Charlie Weingroff and Rob Butler, get together to discuss pain, rehab from injury and recurring injury — how we should go about getting out of pain and fully rehabilitated, with the goal of complete motor control and a lessened chance of future injury.
“At some point, there likely was a musculoskeletal construct that revealed pain to the brain, but after some time the musculoskeletal lesion might actually be 100% healed. The brain is conditioned that when the knee moves a certain way or the spine twists a certain way, it is meant to trigger a response that used to indicate a threat, but might not be a threat any longer.” ~Charlie Weingroff
“Previous injury is the number one risk factor for an injury. Time and time again, we see this metric come out as one of the strongest predictors of an injury. Why is this? Is it bad luck? Is it just coincidence or is it maybe something we left on the table related to the previous discharge from the injury?” ~Robert Butler
Duration: 44 minutes; Transcript: 10 pages; Mp3 file size: 101 MBs
• The SFMA (2:25) – Charlie
• The Non-Painful Patterns (6:45) – Charlie
• Pain & Swelling (9:45) – Robert
• Motor Control in the Painful System (11:35) – Robert
• Improve Motor Control, then Load the Pattern (15:30) – Charlie
• Between Non-Weight Bearing and Full Weight-Bearing (21:15) – Robert
• Identifying Asymmetries (24:45) – Charlie
• One Bodyweight (29:50) – Robert
• Train FN while Rehabilitating DP, DN, FP (32:35) – Charlie
• After One Bodyweight (37:00) – Robert
• Wrap-Up (41:05) – Charlie
Here’s a short clip to give you an idea of what this lecture sounds like:
Charlie Weingroff is a physical therapist, certified athletic trainer and strength & conditioning coach who blends aspects of neurological training with traditional methods of training for strength, speed and endurance. He most recently was the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, and was previously the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. Charlie’s 12-hour workshop DVD entitled Training=Rehab, Rehab=Training can be found on his regularly updated website at charlieweingroff.com.
Robert Butler, DPT, PhD, is a physical therapist who teaches at Duke University. His passion is research, focusing on functional movement and movement dysfunctions, and his work has been published in numerous rehab and biomechanics journals. You can learn more about Rob at dpt.duhs.duke.edu/Faculty/Robert-Butler.