January 2013

Dr. Stuart McGill debunks 6 common myths around Low Back Pain Myth # 1: Back injuries are rare. Myth # 2. You need a flexible back. Myth # 3. To avoid injury, you need a strong back. Myth # 4. ...

So what's all the fad about? Well compression socks do help improve blood flow and imrove lymph drainage from the lower leg. This is especially important for injury recovery from any soft tissue injuries to the lower leg. The goal is to...

I feel that picking a day a week to do some strength training would be best. Core should be done 3-4 days a week, RECOVERY/ REGEN daily if appropriate: foam roller/mobility. So I thought I would take you through the following: Mobility Warm...

Lumbar radicular symptoms can be caused by lumbar intervertabral disc herniations. If a disc injury is positively established through diagnostic imaging, surgery is a commonly recommended approach. Flexion/Distraction manipulation is a therapeutic alternative that may offer relief for subjective complaints and elimination of...

MUSCLE CRAMPS Most commonly these occur at night and affect the legs, especially the calf muscles, and the feet. These kinds of cramps occur more frequently in elderly people. ...

The following is an article posted in the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons website www.aaos.org Youth Sports Injuries Background: Physical activity is a great way for kids to build bone strength, prevent obesity and stay healthy, when paired with safety and prevention practices. With youth sports injuries...

The female athlete triad put forth by the ACSM in 1997 was defined as a triad of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis affecting female athletes. Research on the female athlete triad for the past decade or so has culminated in an updated definition published...

As Physical Therapist Gray Cook and Strength Coach Michael Boyle have said "if it's important, do it everyday".  This is sound advice when it comes to implimenting corrective strategies that can help to correct bad movement patterns, improve posture, improve movement and mobility, and aid...

The answer is most definitely yes. Dr. Stuart McGill, one of the World's Leading Spinal Research Experts has stated that the number one way to herniate a disc is repeated lumbar flexion. This is exactly what is occurring every single sit-up and crunch. It is...