Getting Stronger Without a Gym
I often hear from trainers, and read in exercise books, that you cannot get stronger without lifting weights. They say that body weight is not enough. Then I watch the trainers and read what the exercise books say to do to strengthen. Often the we...
Free Wiki-DVD Project of Fitness Fixer Techniques
Reader Sandra wrote:"Hi Dr. Bookspan:I would love it (as I'm sure countless others would) if you would produce and make available workout DVD's for healthy and safe weight lifting, cardio and yoga workouts. Since reading your material I've been d...
Thank you Dr. LaPuma for Grand Rounds
Thank you Dr. John LaPuma for Grand Rounds 3.16 this week on his website, Let Food Be Your Medicine.Dr. LaPuma featured my post Stomach Acid Drugs Increase Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures. The post offers several good foods which work better than s...
Thank You Grand Rounds 5.13 - Best Posts of the Year
Thank you to the blog A Chronic Dose for hosting the "Best Medical Posts of The Year" edition of Grand Rounds and including my post including my post Innovation in Abdominal Muscles.The web edition of Grand Rounds is a weekly collection of the bes...
Neutral Spine Fun For Kids and Adults
As kids become pre-teens, the slight normal inward curve of the lower spine often increases too much. Large degree of hyper-lordosis (swayback) is often written in medical textbooks as normal development, however, my physician colleagues who see p...
Substantive Principles of Homeopathy
Arthritis, Hip Pain, and Success With Running
Ted loves to run. We previously fixed his back pain from running. We kept in touch about all his successes with pain free running. A few years later he wrote, worried that his hip x-rays showed severe hip arthritis and an old hip injury hurt. We ...
Fixing Foot Drop
For someone with "foot drop," the front lower leg muscles are too weak to lift the foot upward at the ankle. The foot hangs downward instead of lifting upward to take each step. Gait is altered and the front of the foot may slap the ground with ea...
Most Helpful Olympic Advice So Far
The commentators for US gymnast Justin Spring's great Olympic floor exercise routine last week told how Spring underwent months of rehabilitation for knee, ankle and other injuries. The commentators continued about his rehab, exercises, physical t...
Thank You Doc Gurley For Grand Rounds 5.44
While I was away teaching at the Wilderness Medical Conference (and backpacking to and from the conference), the blog "Doc Gurley" chose my post Weak Hips on Purpose? Running Injury and Hip Strengthening for Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 44.This is nic...