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Why eccentric exercise can help achilles tendinopathy

October 26, 2016

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A disturbing trend that appears to be coming back is emphasizing a need to load painful conditions. I’ve worked with a significant amount of 50 year olds and up. I consistently have to remind them to not go into pain when exercising. “Oh, I thought if it hurt that means I need to make it […]

The variables and an equation to consider when starting a physical activity

October 24, 2016

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A common scenario I run into with clients is once a given issue -like a hip, shoulder, knee, etc.- has calmed down and is doing well, or after a long layoff, how does one go about returning to previous, or new, activities? Running was problematic for your knee. Now the knee has calmed down and is […]

Understanding differences in return to play in different sports, after an ACL tear

October 19, 2016

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In NFL players, 63% got back on the field after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction For wide receivers and running backs, for those who return performance is decreased by a third (getting back on the field is not the same as returning to the same level of play) In NHL players, Those who tear their ACL play an average 2.8 […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #16

October 12, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – There are more homeless people in San Francisco than Bangkok Yet, […]