The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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...

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  • Substantive Principles of Homeopathy

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Thank You Election Day Grand Rounds

    Thank you to the blog Nurseratchedsplace for including my post Body Farm Not Just For Halloween in this week's Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. This is different from the G...

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  • Mothers Day and New Parents Back and Neck Savers

    Readers, patients, and students have asked me for years to write down for them about good lifting and bending over babies and children. I wrote articles and books. I did experiments in the lab. They still said they couldn't remember. So I made som...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.3 - Pallimed

    Thank you Pallimed for not including me in your votes of the best in palliative medicine for Grand Rounds Vol 6, No 3 this week. Palliative medicine, by definition, means to alleviate pain and symptoms without eliminating the causes. Palliative co...

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  • A Smile For The Equinox

    Here is a photo of Venus, Jupiter, and the Earth's moon, appearing as if smiling, taken by Scott Chaney:If the photo does not load, try http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6377981,00.jpgDay and night will be approximately equal length today...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

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

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