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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 ...

1st Mar

2017

Fresh off the press, a new Spanish research study showed encouraging results for people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). One hundred women with diagnosed CTS were randomly allocated to either a manual therapy or a surgery group. The outcome was measured ...

1st Feb

2017

Strains involving the back of your thigh muscles, the hamstring muscles, are common in sports and certain daily activities that may cause a strong contraction or stretch to the muscles. A strain means a tear, which can be minor, or large to a complete ...

1st Jan

2017

Hip arthroscopy is a rapidly growing surgical procedure, performed for patients with femoroacetabular (hip) impingement, and labral tears.The labrum is a stabilizing cartilage ring in the hip socket. Hip impingement is believed to predispose a person to ...

1st Dec

2016

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, many of us jump right into preparations for the upcoming Holiday Season. This often entails shopping – these days done to a great extent over the computer or phone, and decorating our homes inside and out. As ...

1st Nov

2016

With the Southern California winter approaching, we now hopefully will get some much needed rain. Unfortunately, it also means that rear-end car accidents become more frequent. In today’s newsletter, I will discuss some of the mechanisms and types ...

1st Sep

2016

Now that the summer officially ends this Labor Day weekend, ending vacation time for many, and children returning to school, it is time to again get disciplined about exercising on a regular basis. As an article in the latest issue of Time Magazine ...

1st Jul

2016

Welcome to the slightly changed format of my newsletter, officially the first issue from my new solo practice Mossberg Physical Therapy, which is now up and running. Hopefully this newsletter set-up will make it a little easier to maneuver between the ...