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15th Apr

2018

One of the least discussed, but perhaps the most important piece to wellness and rehab, and to success in sports training, is rest. It is also one of the most difficult ones to attain in optimal amounts, and to measure. First, let’s discuss briefly ...

1st Mar

2018

This heading no doubt appears controversial, at first glance. By health, I here mean primarily musculoskeletal health and fitness, but not only that, as I will explain. I can recall a mentor early in my career stating that “exercise can be good, but ...

1st Jan

2018

For my long-term readers, you know that I always look for new intriguing research, which can have a profound impact on our health and wellness. At times, this requires us to think “outside the box”. I recently had the pleasure to listen to a ...

1st Nov

2017

This is the heading of a recent paper out of Belgium, where the authors looked at recent advances in pain neuroscience. and how it can be applied in the intervention for chronic lower back pain. This information can also be applied to other chronic pain ...

1st Oct

2017

In past newsletters, I have described what occurs to our bodies as we age, and how we can best deal with this unavoidable aging process. I would encourage you to read some of these past issues posted on my website. Today, I want to give you a practical ...

1st Aug

2017

The goals with orthopedic manual physical therapy are typically to reduce pain or other bothersome symptoms; restore normal mobility, coordination and neuromuscular function; and normalize function with activities as described by each person’s ...

1st Jul

2017

Angela Wicker-Ramos, PT, DPT, CPT-LANA recently had an interesting article published in Impact, a major physical therapy publication. Her topic of discussion was patient-centered care, which has become progressively more elusive in health care today. The ...

1st Jun

2017

Now and then, I may go back a little in time, and republish a newsletter not found on my website, after editing and adding up to date information, if called for. Today’s topic covers hip pain and common disorders, which I wrote some years back, and ...

1st May

2017

Over the past several years, we have seen a number of editorials and articles discussing “the lost art of physical examination”, many written by medical school professors, but also by clinicians, including in the field of physical therapy. ...

1st Apr

2017

Today, most people have heard the term “core muscle strength”, and how important it is to do well in a variety of sports, and to prevent injuries. Others prefer to call this “trunk control”, also suggesting sufficient activation ...