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American College of Sports Medicine Meeting

Hello from the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), held this year in New Orleans. The meeting is attended by thousands of researchers, physicians, allied health, trainers, educators, scientists, and others.

Sports medicine is more than studying and treating movement-related injuries, or using movement to repair injuries. It includes chronic diseases, physical challenges, nutrition, and extreme environments. The College states its goal as "Advancing health through science, education and medicine."

I'm at the conference to learn all I can from others, and present some of my research on identifying lumbar hyperlordosis (too much lower spine arching) and how it produces lower back injury. A few posts describe some work from past years:

What is Neutral Spine and Why Does Sticking Out In Back Harm?
Aren't You Supposed To Stick Your Behind Out to Sit Down or Do Squats?
Back Pain in Pregnancy - and Why Men Can Get It
Fixing the Commonest Source of Mystery Lower Back Pain

and others. Click the label "neutral spine" following this post to bring up a screen with most past posts on the topic.

I will try to get to Internet cafes over the next week to post some of the interesting studies and presentations at this conference from researchers and practitioners from all over the world.

During and after the conference week, a group of ACSM members will assist the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to gut homes and prepare for rebuilding to help reconstruct New Orleans. Work is scheduled June 2 - 6, 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Kristine Clark, Director of Sports Nutrition at Penn State U is coordinating the mobilization. To participate, e-mail or phone (814) 863-8107.

Here are the next three posts from the ACSM conference:
Blood Hero
News from the ACSM Conference
Calories Burned in Prayer


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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.