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Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people?

December 30, 2015

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A good amount of discussion about NFL players health has been going on again due to Will Smith’s most recent movie Concussion. This provides an opportunity to revisit a sporadically reoccurring theme of this site: When it comes to the body, pretty much whenever you gain something, you lose something, and vice versa. In college I had […]

Why is it so hard to straighten your knee after ACL surgery?

December 18, 2015

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Something ACL patients, really any knee surgery patient, struggles with the most is regaining full knee extension. Out of surgery, many lay their legs straight, and one knee looks like this, if not worse. Next thing you know they’re walking like this, We’re talking not only the ability to straighten your leg, but the ability to hyperextend your knee. […]

Visiting the North American Spine Society’s annual conference

December 16, 2015

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On October 17th I visited the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) annual conference. I attended the one day course for “State-of-the-Art in Motor Control and Low Back Pain.” It was quite the lineup of speakers: The lineup included two people I feel are part of the upper echelon of all this, Linda van Dillen and […]

Why squeezing the stomach can make lower back pain worse

December 11, 2015

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This is part of a forthcoming post regarding my October 17th visit to the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) annual conference. I attended the one day course for “State-of-the-Art in Motor Control and Low Back Pain.” This post is in regards to Andry Vleeming’s presentation.  – I really enjoyed this talk. I wasn’t familiar with […]