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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 ...

1st Apr

2010

This newsletter issue will be addressing a common condition affecting the low back, termed “spinal stenosis”, which refers to wear and tear changes causing narrowing of the central canal in the spine and compression of spinal nerve roots. If ...

1st Mar

2010

For many years, it has been debated whether or not strength training in children can be harmful, and whether it can be of any significant value to the young athlete. However, overwhelming scientific evidence exists which shows that such training in ...

1st Feb

2010

Many of us are watching with fascination the athletes at the current Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, with their incredible skills and ability to subject themselves to enormous forces, and in the process risking potentially severe injury. Certainly ...

1st Jan

2010

I would first like to wish you a Happy New Year, and good health for the coming year. In this newsletter, I’ll address a somewhat controversial topic. According to the current literature, “conventional wisdom” leads us to believe that ...

1st Dec

2009

For this physical therapy newsletter, I picked a broad topic, and I will therefore be brief and discuss only a few of the most common misconceptions and misunderstandings that we hear. Quite often, even physical therapists, physicians and other health ...

1st Nov

2009

In our physical therapy clinic in San Diego, as in typical practices around the world, we frequently see patients who have undergone total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. These surgeries have been shown to be amongst the most successful of all ...

1st Oct

2009

Personal trainers, who most often work at health clubs but may also be self-employed, can provide well needed motivation and guidance for many people who exercise, thereby assisting in improving their health. Not infrequently, however, do people develop ...