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1st Feb

2011

It is now common, even in the health club arenas, to hear the terms “stabilizing exercise”, and “core muscles”. But what do these terms really mean, what are such muscles, and why are such exercises and muscle groups so important? ...

1st Jan

2011

I recently attended a large international conference on low back pain and pelvic pain, and several sessions were spent on discussing our myofascial system, and how it helps our function in so many ways, but also how it can cause much pain and disability. ...

1st Dec

2010

Not too many people have gone through life without having been told to improve their posture during certain activities. Perhaps this is especially true during the adolescence years. But what is good posture, and why does it matter? To most people, good ...

1st Nov

2010

Achilles tendon ruptures are common injuries, usually caused by a sudden strong contraction of calf muscles as they are being put on stretch. This can occur when e.g. quickly changing directions while running, during jumping, or if stepping on an object ...

1st Oct

2010

This is a question I often hear. My answer usually is, that only a thorough evaluation can determine its cause. Provided that sources other than from the musculoskeletal system have been ruled out, the lumbar spine (low back), sacroiliac joint and hip ...

1st Sep

2010

Pain stemming from the joint between the knee cap and the underlying thigh bone, the patellofemoral joint, is one of the most common problems of the knee. It is particularly common in sports, making up 14-17% of all reported sports injuries. The pain is ...

1st Aug

2010

Orthopedic surgeons I talk to seem to agree that we treat more people with shoulder problems, than we did 10-15 years ago. We are not quite sure why, although the aging baby boomers in general are more active than people their age in the past, which may ...

1st Jul

2010

Although low back pain affects up to 80% of the population at some time, and most often repeatedly, rehabilitation exercise and physical therapy has been shown to be greatly underutilized. There is today overwhelming evidence in the literature, that such ...

1st Jun

2010

Chronic musculoskeletal pain is very common, which often lowers people’s quality of life, and can even be disabling. The causes can be many, but what sufferers have in common is continuous pain, even long after the initial event or injury occurred, ...

1st May

2010

Today I will write about pronated feet, and how this at times may contribute to a variety of musculoskeletal injuries or painful conditions. DYNAMIC VERSUS STATIC PRONATION Pronation of the foot is the action where joints in the foot move in a certain way ...