28 Aug August 28, 2018

What Is Fascia Anyway?

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Defining fascia is a challenge.  Experts have agreed that it’s difficult to define, while agreeing to disagree on a definition.  There’s even a Fascial Nomenclature Committee tasked by the Fascia Research Society to shed light on the ambiguity!  Should definitions be black or white? Perhaps, gray is the right answer? Let’s take a closer look […]

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03 Jul July 03, 2018

Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is largely a lifestyle disease, not nearly as common in the archaeological record of our primitive ancestors as it is in today’s modern societies.  Insidious and asymptomatic during its initial development, osteoporosis silently develops without much alarm in its early stages. The resultant pernicious bone loss turn our bodies into “fragile, handle with care” […]

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We don’t often think about our shoulder blades but perhaps we should. The technical name for the shoulder blade, is scapula. These bony blades on your mid and upper back region are the attachment points for 17 different muscles! That’s a lot. These muscles act to coordinate the movement of your scapulae as they slide over […]

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13 Jun June 13, 2018

Low Back Pain and Athletes

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The spines of athletes are under particular stresses not commonly seen in day to day life, such as: -Higher spine forces due to the physicality of their sport -Sports-specific postures and positions not commonly performed in day to day life -Sports-specific repetitive loading, leading to fatigue and overuse -Longer cycles of activity, more frequency of activity, […]

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Since 1963, the month of May has been recognized as Older American Month.  It is a time to acknowledge the contributions, both big and small, of older Americans (60 years old and above) to their communities.  The population of older Americans is rapidly growing: In 1963, 17 million Americans were 65 or older.   In […]

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16 May May 16, 2018

Running Facts and Injury Risks

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Running is one of the most popular sports/exercises in the world today.  It’s feasible to most, and it attracts many. It provides health and stress relief benefits.  It is a rapidly growing sport with many participants now trending to the longer runs of 10km or more (10k, ½ marathon, and marathon).  In the US alone […]

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The modern day office environment revolves around desk-based activities, which has increased our sitting/sedentary time, significantly.  Adverse effects have been linked to prolonged sitting, and range from spinal degeneration to cardiovascular disease and even increased mortality.  Yes, prolonged sitting is a health hazard!  Many of us sit 8 + hours per day on average.   […]

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After you implement an anti-inflammatory diet, you can make some significant additional gains by supplementing appropriately.  Supplements should be considered exactly as their name implies –  a “supplement” to an already existing healthy anti-inflammatory diet.  Supplementing, without also implementing the anti-inflammatory lifestyle, is like trying to put out a forest fire with only a fire […]

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It’s becoming more and more evident that the main function of sleep is that it appears to be the only time that your brain receives a “deep cleaning”, in order to stay healthy.  All the intra and extra-cellular waste and proteins which accumulate, are flushed out by different clearing systems throughout the day; however, these clearing […]

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“Sleep is the best meditation.” ~ The Dalai Lama Intuitively, we all know that a good night’s sleep is beneficial.  It improves our mood, and it has physical health benefits as well.  Proper sleep reduces the risks of: Cardiovascular disease Chronic low grade inflammation Kidney disease Diabetes Obesity Depression Sleep helps promote: Immune function Muscle and connective […]

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