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My visit to the Washington University in St. Louis Physical Therapy Program

March 16, 2018


This turned into a behemoth of a post. I started writing this on the plane ride home and well, the cute girl next to me could only distract me so much. Next thing I know I had 15 pages. (Remember in college how you had trouble writing 10 pages, double spaced? Weird.) There is a […]


March 16, 2018


A topic I’ve seen come up every so often is the effects of ibuprofen on exercise. The times I’ve seen this mentioned is in the bodybuilding community, where discussions of whether taking ibuprofen on a consistent basis will diminish muscle gains.  In my experience this is normally brought up by the beat up lifter who […]

Treat The Cause, Not The Symptom

March 16, 2018


Everybody knows somebody who has gone through cancer. My Mom was diagnosed four years ago with breast cancer. For those of you who have been around the initial diagnosis and or the treatment process, you’ve probably seen the general fatigue a cancer patient has. Of course, the patient wants to get rid of this fatigue […]

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March 5, 2018

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Get rid of biking hip pain and lower back pain

March 5, 2018


Why does biking hip pain happen? We will first cover the front of the hip.   Not all hips bend the same What we want to look at here is the ability to bend the hips. This is called hip flexion, where we bring the knee towards our chest. Similar to how some can do […]

An easier, quicker way to shorten running stride

February 28, 2018


There are various reasons someone might want to shorten their stride. Trying to land less on your heel and more on the mid-foot is a common one. Another lesser known benefit of lessening your stride: it can go with more activity from the ankle and foot. Notice the difference: On the left, the calves are quieter. The […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #23

February 23, 2018


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:   Falcon Heavy Thought I was watching a movie: Speaking of rockets, […]

Morning low back pain- cause and solution

February 16, 2018


Sleep elongates the spine. On the left is a spine before bed rest; on the right is the same spine after bed rest: Notice the discs bulging more on the right, as well as how the spine is longer. This is why we’re taller in the morning. That elongation also means a lessening of our […]