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Getting shorter with age: It’s not just the spine (why your pants get longer)

February 26, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  I’ve gone over degenerative changes in the spine at length. Long story short: As we age, the fluid in the […]

Oddities in knee alignment

February 24, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  Shirley made some remarks on how past meniscal issues can affect current knee alignment. When it comes to […]

Some amazing new surgery, or a sign of the times?

February 18, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  In discussing structural factors affecting movement, we really honed in on the hip. During our lab portion Shirley recognized […]

“If we studied normal gait now, we’d have to revise everything.”

February 13, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  Robert Sapolsky has a great lecture series called Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science. He tells […]