Archive for December 2010

Peak 8 Exercises Effectively Increases Human Growth Hormone Production

Research and American Heart Association and American College of Sports Medicine advocates “sprint cardio” anaerobic training to stimulate your body’s fast twitch muscle fibers.  This workout will cause a natural spike in human growth hormone production, helping your body grow stronger and recovery better from exercise and sport.  It is important to note that many…

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Gray Cooks New Book, Movement

Gray Cook et al. have finally released a great book detailing systems and approaches that are on the cutting edge of physical medicine and rehabilitation and human performance training.  A definite must read for any healthcare professional or exercise professional who deals with the musculoskeletal system. Movement

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A New Paradigm in Strength Training and Rehab

The Joint By Joint Approach A New Paradigm in Strength Training and Functional Rehabilitation The following is based heavily on the views of Gray Cook, Michael Boyle, Shirley Sahrmann and others.  Gray Cook and Mike Boyle have certainly been instrumental in educating strength coaches and physical therapist on the need to approach not only physical…

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Runner’s World Shares Tricks Of the Trade

Dr. Saxena told Runner’s World writer Beth Dreher, “This adhesive is popular because it speeds healing without limiting range of motion,” and specifically that “the tape pulls up the skin slightly, allowing more blood to flow to the injured area.” Noting that Dr. Saxena teaches runners, including bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan, how to put it…

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Active Release Techniques – A Personal View Part 3

How to find an ART Practitioner Kinetic Health-Calgary  is Dr. Brain Abelson’s Blog.  Special thanks to him for all the great work he does for Active Release Techniques® and for letting us link to his blog.  I highly recommend you check this out, tons of very good information from one of the leading ART docs…

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Chronic Pain and Diet. Is There a Connection?

Does normal activity lead to the release of inflammatory mediators? Is this related to chronic pain? And is there a dietary connection? Dr. David Seaman is a popular and prolific author of numerous nutrition and neurology articles, and of the text Clinical Nutrition for Pain, Inflammation, and Tissue Healing.  His recent article discusses the role…

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Review of current concepts in managing patellofemoral pain. Mike Reinold discusses the need for an accurate diagnosis of what structures are causing knee pain, biomechanics, and rehabilitation exercises in dealing with patellofemoral pain.

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Non Invasive Treatment for Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft Tissue Sports Injuries:  The ART of Non-Invasive Treatment The Concurrent Application of Active Release Techniques® in the Present  Paradigm of Sports Injury Rehabilitation MATT FONTAINE, D.C. All Athletes and Weekend Warriors Have One Thing In Common… Soft Tissue Injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Sports and training have the potential to wear us…

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