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New York Public Library, Bryant Park. Taken 11.05.2014

New York Public Library, Bryant Park. Taken 11.05.2014

When reading articles, watching clips, or listening to presentations, there are often thoughts, ideas, or specific quotes that tend to stick, and make the greatest impact. Often, these specific ideas are the ones that help us learn and grow to be better, not only in our professions, but in all aspects of our lives and relationships.

I have compiled several of these thoughts, ideas, or quotes from videos, articles, courses, and some of my own. They hit on everything from health, nutrition and food, to business, happiness, physical therapy, and fitness. Hopefully some of these little thoughts and ideas will make an impact on you as well.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford

Mitochondria are responsible for producing most of the body’s energy – about 95%….Therefore, mitochondria are critical to our overall health. Without efficient mitochondria, our ability to live, breathe, move, and be energetic is severely compromised.” – John Berardi, PhD; Ryan Andrews, MS, MA, RD; Precision Nutrition – The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition: Certification Manual, 2014

Neuromuscular control or activation is the ability of the muscles and the nerves that innervate the muscles to act quickly and efficiently to properly move and control our bodies during everything we do.  The more complicated the task, the more efficient the system must be.  – Shaun Logan

The real role of rotator cuff is to stabilize and center head on glenoid – need that neuromuscular control/activation, end-range neuromuscular control/activation and dynamic stability. It is possible to be strong, but not have proper neuromuscular control/activation. If don’t have the proper control, the humeral head with drift, leading to pain and injuries, such as internal impingement.  – Notes taken from a Mike Reinold webinar, mikereinold.com


“In fact, I’m starting to refer to it more as ‘performance therapy’ than ‘physical therapy.'”  – Mike Reinold –  Is Perfect Squat Form a Myth

We have to look beyond the area or structure that failed or is injured to figure out why.  The area of injury is just the location that tore or gave way. Have to find and look at the conditions that allowed that structure to fail.  – Notes taken from Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists course, taught by Michael Watson

The muscle stops at it’s origin/insertion but the fascia doesn’t – the fascia continues and forces can transfer.  Still has not been scientifically verified – but is a different point of view from the conventional way of thinking.  No muscle ever works singularly or alone, so why do we look at anatomy in this way?   – Notes taken from Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists course, taught by Michael Watson

– Shaun

Movement by Logan…every movement matters.