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We Told You So: New Recommendations for Back Pain Treatment

NBC News finally reported what progressive doctors have known for a very long time: back pain responds to active not passive care. “Around 80 percent of adults will experience lower back pain — the most common cause of job-related injury. New recommendations say patients should first attempt to treat pain with non-drug therapies,” reads the lead to …

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Stupid Medicine, Part 3: Plantar Fasciitis

Truth be told, plantar fasciitis, the latest entry into stupid medicine, isn’t as mind-numbingly stupid as some other conditions that we have covered and will cover in the stupid medicine annals. But it’s still pretty stupid. For instance, here’s a look at WebMd.com’s list of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis: • Common if you …

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Top Three Triathlon Injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder

Triathlon Injuries: What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, in which dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to dysfunctions in other parts of the body. Pattern overload describes injury to soft tissues …

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Proper Rehab Sequencing for Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain

Ensuring Proper Rehab Sequencing to End Musculoskeletal Pain A major key to corrective rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain syndromes is to retrain proper movement. Several factors can cause compensated movement in the body including overuse or repetitive stress injuries, stress, poor posture etc. All of these create stress on our structural frame causing the nervous system …

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The Janda Approach to Resolving Musculoskeletal Pain

Dr. Vladimir Janda was a physician in Czechoslovakia who had suffered and recovered from Polio as a child.  As a physician he spent his early years with a focus on Polio patients. Dr. Janda was one of the first physicians to combine his medical training with physical therapy and rehabilitation for a very unique hands-on approach to …

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A Comprehensive Approach to Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain

Summary of a Complete Team Approach to Ending Muscle and Joint Pain A comprehensive sports medicine approach should include  1.) A team coach for the sport   2.)  A strength coach and/or Athletic Trainer 3.) A medical doctor who specializes in sports medicine and    4.) A Chiropractor/ Physical Therapist who is a certified ART® provider.   5.) Proper …

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The Secret To Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes

A new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.  This article deals with assessing human movement, and highlights the Functional Movement Screen™ and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.  The Functional Movement Screen™ is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. “It has also been …

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