The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Push Ups with Neutral Spine

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - how do abs help your back? Only when you use them to:Abdominal muscles don't help your back by themselves. Support is not automatic. They don't fix your back pain by being stronger. Strengthening abdominal muscles doe...

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  • Prevent Knee Pain When Rowing

    Rowing can be fun, and good functional exercise.To prevent knee pain when rowing any craft or machine that uses foot bracing, foot wells, or other foot counter-force, do not push off the ball of the foot, pictured above.Keep your heels down. Push ...

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  • Need Meat and Dairy to be Healthy and Active? A Physician Comments

    Letters from readers come in about the various vegan and vegetarian athletes with success stories on Fitness Fixer.Jay Gordon MD, FAAP, FABM, Assistant professor of Pediatrics at UCLA comments. Click the arrow to run the short movie:[youtube=http:...

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  • New Year's Resolutions

    This spring I will be offering two opportunities to learn breakthrough techniques in person to fix pain, and get stronger and more flexible. People come from all over and have a fun time.The spring workshops are "Fix Your Own Back Pain - Medical B...

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  • Thank You Mustache Grand Rounds 4.48

    Thank You to the blog called SixUntilMe for hosting Grand Rounds 4.48 and including my post Beware of Hype in Training Methods among choices for best medical posts of the week.SixUntilMe writes, "Dr. Jolie Bookspan blogs about the sports miracle ...

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  • Conference on Aging Dec 2, 2006 in Midtown New York

    The Greater New York Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) will hold a conference on aging on Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 at the Flatotel, 135 W. 52nd Street between 6th & 7th Avenue, in New York City.In one fast moving da...

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  • Fixing Leg Numbness, Back Pain, Flank Pain, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Three Unhealthy Surgeries, Part II

    In Part I of this post on Monday, photographer Bernie tells of fixing years of pain that doctors told him only surgery would fix, even after three surgeries. Here is a look "behind the scenes."10 March 2005, Bernie e-mailed me:"I've had this per...

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  • Safer Overhead Military Press

    Two weekends ago we were in Virginia on a medical consult with colleagues. One of the docs is an osteopath and collegiate team doc who really knows his orthopedics. I enjoy our discussions of the best techniques to retrain healthy muscle use. He m...

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  • Next Dr. Bookspan Workshops, Come Learn, Get Healthy, Enjoy

    Limited spaces are now open to motivated students who want to work with me personally:May 15th 2010 In Philadelphia PA:Fix and Prevent Injuries - Ankles, Arches, Discs, Knee, Back, & Neck. 9am-1:30pm.Offered together with a second separate wor...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.31 Birthday Edition

    Thank you to the blog Diabetes Mine for including The Fitness Fixer in this week's Grand Rounds, which is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. They featured my post Fitness Myths - How Many Legs Does a Dog Have If Yo...

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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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