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A surgeon’s pain: realizing how many have musculoskeletal issues

July 9, 2018

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This will be a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue (currently reading) Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? Part 3: An exercise plan   Recognizing how many surgeons are in pain Our starting point: –Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons and Interventionalists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis When you visit a […]

There isn’t much the body CAN’T regenerate

July 2, 2018

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There are three common areas people have either been told, or somehow started to believe, can’t regenerate. That once the area has been injured, or started to degrade, you can’t do anything about it. They are the, Brain Heart Cartilage Scientifically, this has also been the case. Many in science used to think certain structures […]

A better quad stretch

June 22, 2018

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Look around any gym, athletic field, rec center, you are bound to see people stretching their quads like so: This is actually a pretty crappy quad stretch. The quadriceps are made of four muscles, hence “quad,” and the above stretch actually only hits 3 of the muscles- vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis and vastus medialis. The […]

Your muscles can’t always be balanced

June 8, 2018

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Thomas Myers wrote up a post on symmetry I wanted to expound on a bit. The more you learn about alleviating joint pain, the more you realize the name of the game typically revolves around symmetry / balance. Balance of muscle length and strength, to be specific.  Meaning it’s more likely a joint will feel […]

3 common weak muscles

June 1, 2018

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This is a continuation on some of the more common muscular length imbalances I see and how you can identify them yourself. Here’s what some common tight muscles are. On to the long ones:   1) Upper trapezius I’m not exactly sure why but the upper trapezius gets a bad rap. At least in the […]

3 common tight muscles

May 11, 2018

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After writing up this post on massage techniques I had a few people ask, “How do I know if a muscle is tight or long?” While there are norms for neutral body alignment, taking out your goniometer or protractor to measure every angle of every joint is a royal pain in the ass. However, knowing […]

Shoulders, hips, knees and lower back testimonials from the past month

April 23, 2018

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About once a month I update my testimonials page. There is a lot of debate in the fitness world, but it’s hard to argue with results. The more results, the better! There is no better way for people to assess whether someone knows what they’re talking about then to hear it from others. Here are some from the […]

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March 5, 2018

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