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1st Aug

2014

Over the past five years, I have in different newsletters addressed how the human body changes physically as we age, what that can do to our quality of life and health, and how we can either affect it positively or negatively based on if and how we choose ...

1st Jul

2014

We all get bombarded with claims and information about why a good diet is important, and what constitutes an effective diet. However, although there is some agreement amongst “experts”, there are also many varied opinions. As a result, many ...

1st Jun

2014

Over the years, I have written about various pain producing neck conditions, and how we can best treat them.  One type of headaches is referred to as cervicogenic headaches, which means that the headaches stem from the neck, or cervical spine.  All ...

1st May

2014

Rotator cuff tears often require surgical repair, if the tears are full thickness (versus partial tears) and cause pain and loss of normal function. However, long term results following surgery vary among people, for a variety of reasons. Recently ...

1st Apr

2014

Our rib cage is mobile, with joints attaching to the thoracic spine in the back, and cartilages attaching to the sternum in the front, with ligaments supporting the joints, and muscles between the ribs that participate in the action of respiration. As ...

1st Mar

2014

The topic of this month’s newsletter is crossover training, also referred to as cross-education strength training, or motor overflow. It refers to the mechanism by which strength training of one limb automatically results in increase in strength of ...

1st Feb

2014

Joint hypermobility, also referred to as excessive joint laxity, refers to joints which have an abnormally large amount of range of motion. This can occur locally at select joints from traumas or long term repeated mechanical strain to an area, or it ...

1st Jan

2014

Up to 80% of the population will at some point in their lives experience acute low back pain.  A significant percentage of these people will experience at least occasional recurrent episodes of acute low back pain.  In the lower back, the intervertebral ...

1st Dec

2013

It is not uncommon to see people suffer from chronic muscle or tendon problems which don’t respond as well to treatment as you would expect, because these people also have painful conditions or abnormal function in the neck or back, which negatively ...

1st Nov

2013

Plantar fasciitis, also referred to as plantar heel pain, is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, affecting 1 in 10 individuals in a lifetime. I previously wrote about this condition in the September 2009 newsletter, and reported research ...