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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

A coaching program is essential. Even if you use it only as a guide, it is helpful to have a structured plan to go off of. You can then tailor it based on your needs, the need for rest time, the need to work around...

A Half Ironman (or Half Iron-distance) Triathlon consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, finished off with a 13.1 mile run.  Double that for  the Full IM.  These distances require a great deal of conditioning, time and training. What conditioning...

[caption id="attachment_659" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Joint by Joint Approach[/caption] Strength coach Michael Boyle and Physical Therapist Gray Cook have written about the Joint by Joint Approach. Simply stated, there are patterns in the body whereby certain joints need to be mobile and other that...