Sorry for the Update Mayhem

April 16, 2014

Apparently as I updated the plugins on the website, it decided to automatically re-publish all of the previous posts. I want to apologize for any confusion this caused, including the email sent to our subscribers. I have since removed the duplicate posts, so we should be good to go. Thank you for visiting our […]

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Visit New Orleans this spring for Janda and Beyond!

December 16, 2013

In May, GRIP Approach will host Janda and Beyond, taught by Robert Lardner, PT This 2-day lab intensive will build on Janda’s work and accelerate it into modern application and clinical practice.  This course will focus on current methods while paying respect to his great body of work. Visit for course details. Sign up today for early-bird pricing! New […]

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Janda Workshop Dates for 2013

September 10, 2013

We have 3 workshops scheduled for the end of 2013 in Santa Barbara CA, Santiago Chile, and Portland Oregon. Get details on these hands-on courses here.

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The Janda Approach is headed to Chicago this summer

January 30, 2013

In June, GRIP Approach will host The Janda Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes. This two-day Lab Intensive is taught by Robert Lardner, Pt. Visit for more information about this course. Sign up today for early bird discounts! Chicago (Evanston) IL – June 8-9 2013  

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Can balance training improve core stability in sprinters?

November 6, 2012

Researchers in Spain investigated a proprioceptive training program designed specifically for sprinters. They randomly assigned 33 sprinting athletes (mean age 21 years old) into a control or experimental group. The experimental group performed a 6-week specially-designed balance training program for sprinting athletes using a BOSU ball and stability ball. They were evaluated before and after […]

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Vladimir Janda’s Timeless Quotes and Concepts

November 2, 2012

Today is the 10th anniversary of Dr. Vladimir Janda’s passing. In remembrance of him, the following are quotes and concepts from Dr. Janda, a pioneer in muscle imbalance and chronic musculoskeletal pain. His philosophy was considered ‘ahead of his time’ and his teachings continue to be seen in daily practice. Dr. Janda’s philosophy seems timeless… […]

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Hip exercises beneficial for anterior knee pain

September 24, 2012

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (also known as anterior knee pain) is characterized by pain around the kneecap that increases with prolonged activity or prolonged sitting. It is more common in females and is associated with weakness of the hip, particularly hip abductors, extensors and rotators (Prins et al. 2009) as Dr. Janda had proposed. This weakness […]

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Prescribe appropriate instability levels during balance training exercises in low back pain patients

September 20, 2012

Dr. Janda often prescribed sensorimotor training exercises using unstable surfaces for patients with chronic low back pain. Dr. Janda considered unstable surfaces such as balance boards as important tools in rehabilitation of chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes. His Sensorimotor Training program utilizes unstable surfaces can help facilitate automatic postural reactions, which are not possible through voluntary muscle […]

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3 Janda Approach Workshops for 2012

September 19, 2012

3 remaining Janda workshops are available through CIAO Seminars through 2012:
Latham NY: Oct. 13-14
Phoenix AZ: Oct. 27-28
Stevens Point WI: Nov. 3-4
Sign up today for Early Bird and Group Discounts!

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Sensorimotor Training improves risk factor for ACL injury

September 17, 2012

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are often detrimental to an athlete’s season. Biomechanical analysis of the lower extremity suggests that cutting maneuvers increase the load on the ACL by increasing valgus and internal rotation forces when the knee is extended. While reconstructive surgery and rehab are often successful, it’s obvious that preventing ACL injuries through […]

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