The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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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  • 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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  • Quick Hamstring Stretch At Work

    Bending over from a stand to touch the toes may "work" to stretch the hamstrings, but puts degenerative forces on the discs, whether you keep your back straight or rounded. It is also not a functional way to stretch. It is not done in the manner y...

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  • Back to School With Fitness Fixer

    Teachers, coaches, parents, babysitters, trainers, and others have asked me for retraining drills to do with their sports teams, exercisers, and regular school classes.I will start a series of short articles, one topic per article.Each will have s...

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  • Quick Fix?

    When is "quick fix" not a bad thing? When something is not right, there are times to make it right, then and there.The health, injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation methods I developed are designed to quickly identify and stop sources of ...

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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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  • Three Common Swimming and SCUBA Myths in the News Again

    On Monday July 7, a news show Troubled Waters featured a story of two scuba divers who floated 19 hours overnight after they and their dive boat did not connect after a dive on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.In their television interview, the...

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  • Better Achilles Tendon Stretch

    A frequently seen stretch for the calf muscles and Achilles tendon is the "lunge and lean" pictured at right. It is one of the least effective ways to stretch your calf and Achilles. Although many people spend much time doing this stretch, they of...

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  • 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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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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