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Do antihistamines (allergy meds) make you fat or affect exercise performance?

October 31, 2012


For the first 23 years of my life I never had a single allergy. In fact, I used to vehemently make fun of those who did. Words such as “genetically inferior” would get thrown around. Then last year I had this odd cough for a month or so; in September. My entire life I had […]

Just when you lost hope… (Also, shoulder pain? Stop doing rows)

October 26, 2012


A couple notes before this: -Naveen left out he was in pain for nearly 3 years before I saw him. Think about this. 3 YEARS of different physical therapists, different rehab programs on his own, surgery, having to do his own research, learning anatomy on his own, you name it, Naveen tried it. -Ironically, despite my […]

Is prolotherapy beneficial?

October 21, 2012


Prolotherapy is one of those things I have a vendetta against. Between the clients I’ve known to use it and the brief research I’ve done, my mind has been pretty much made up. However, I’ve never looked at or written about it extensively. I’m going to start this with a look at the “logic,” assertions, […]

An update on Montana aka how to stand with swagger

October 20, 2012


6 months ago I wrote an extensive piece on depression, antidepressants, and weight-loss, along with others things, found here: Antidepressants and weight-loss, and how to make dieting and exercise work better for you if you have issues with depression.  In that piece I wrote a good amount about a client of mine, Montana. I wanted […]

You shouldn’t stretch your hip flexors if you have hip pain

October 8, 2012


Here are a couple of quotes from some of my most popular posts: From A Better Quad Stretch: “This isn’t a great stretch for those with hip pain. Form becomes absolutely crucial and you’re honestly just playing with fire if you have hip issues and you do this stretch.” From Standing Version of the Best Damn IT […]

Why the Triple Hop test isn’t always a good barometer for ACL rehabilitation

October 6, 2012


For whatever reason the Triple Hop test appears to be a popular tool used in the ACL rehab world. Primarily as an indicator for how well the surgically repaired leg matches up to the non. I suppose in theory it makes sense. If the surgically repaired leg can perform as well as the non in […]