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18th Mar

2020

After much deliberation, I have made the difficult decision to close the doors to my practice for the time being, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread at an predictably accelerated pace. I am doing this not out of fear of becoming ill myself, ...

15th Mar

2020

As you know, the novel human coronavirus disease has now reached a pandemic status, which requires all of us to be vigilant to slow down its spread and allow our health care system to effectively treat those who are in acute need. This COVID-19 disease is ...

1st Mar

2020

I’ve decided to resend a newsletter from 2011, which I think is a very important topic for anyone who is involved in exercise, especially as we age, or if we have sustained a significant injury or suffered illness. It is also of utmost importance in ...

1st Jan

2020

First, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Time now to get some new information out, and hopefully help you stay motivated to take good care of yourself. In a recent National Geographic magazine issue, Bill Sullivan wrote a piece with the ...

1st Oct

2019

This time, I decided to reprint a newsletter from a decade ago, which is still very relevant, and explains important principles such as why physical activity and a variety of exercise in childhood and early adulthood can lay the groundwork for better bone ...

1st Aug

2019

In this newsletter, I will discuss important research findings and points of views, presented at an international research and clinical expert forum in Chicago, 2015, and published in the June 2019 issue of Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical ...

1st Jun

2019

I can recall a lecture by an esteemed international manual physical therapist several decades ago, who stated: “Exercise in rehabilitation can be very good, but it can also be very bad!” At first, this seemed to be a curious statement, but I ...

1st Apr

2019

Today we know, that increased low grade inflammation, is a precursor to all chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. Large studies have shown that the level of inflammatory markers in the blood predict physical function, as well as mortality, ...

1st Feb

2019

Now that we are in the middle of winter, it is appropriate to talk about training for winter sports such as alpine, or downhill skiing, even here in Southern California. This year there is already an above average snow pack in the Sierras, and even in Big ...

1st Nov

2018

I have in past newsletters described how whiplash injuries, most typically seen following car accidents, result from excessive strain or loading on tissues in the neck, as it “whips” through a characteristic S-curve. This produces ...