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01 Feb The Truth About Achilles Tendinitis (And Achilles Pain)

Does your Achilles tendon hurt?  You probably don't have achilles tendinitis. If I were a gambling man, I'd bet you have achilles tendinosis. **Note: 97% of achilles tendon tears had a non-symptomatic achilles tendinosis present.  If you want to minimize the risk of this severe rupture, read on. Why It’s...

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28 Jan Case Study: Frozen Shoulder Success

Disclaimer: The pathologies “adhesion” and “scar tissue” are used interchangeably here in our discussion of frozen shoulder.  In medical terms, the only difference between the two is that an “adhesion” implies connective tissue build up without trauma while “scar tissue” implies with trauma.   I’ve already...

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19 Jan The Truth About Plantar Fasciitis (and Arch Pain)

Does the bottom of your foot hurt? Then you may have plantar fasciosis.  (Notice I didn't say plantar fasciitis.) Why It’s Not "Plantar Fasciitis" The “-itis” ending for tendonitis or fasciitis implies “inflammation.” Plantar fasciitis is usually diagnosed under two conditions: Location – plantar foot (usually at the calcaneus attachment point). ...

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28 Dec Dads Fail at Riding Hoverboards: A Look at The Baby Boomers’ State of Fitness?

ERs across the nation are filled with our poor, uncoordinated fathers.  ~Buzzfeed writer Rachel Zarrell The 2015 holiday season is going down as the year that Hoverboards crushed Dads, according to Buzzfeed and the rest of the social media stratosphere.  #hoverboardfails Moms are laughing at their all-too-incompetent husbands...

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14 Dec Know Your Numbers: Standards for Musculoskeletal Health, The Low Back, And The Touch Your Toes Test

Can chronic pain be prevented if at as early an age as possible, people were aware of the inherent risk in all of their musculoskeletal parts? Can chronic pain be fixed with understanding of musculoskeletal health standards (like the ability to touch your toes), the lifestyle choices,...

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12 Oct The Soft Tissue Workout: Part 1

Author's Note: In Part 1 below, we discuss a paradigm for fitness that involves building a foundation of health and layering lesser ROI (return-on-investment) fitness attributes on top.  In Part 2, we discuss the actual movements and how adhesion gets removed.   -- According to the National...

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