Making Thai Massage Healthier Part II - Avoid Snapping Elbows or Knees Backward
The previous two posts told a little about Thai massage, and some of the benefits and pitfalls.Some massage practioners say that Thai massage is an "energy-based" system, not a physical one. However, there are direct physical moves that bring dire...
Feeling Better Than She Ever Has Part I - Fixing Herniated Disk and Reclaiming Active Life
Barbara's story came in over several weeks. Barbara thought she was healthy and active, and had done years of yoga. She had years of lower back pain, then a sudden onset of severe pain, leg weakness, and numbness. She couldn't push off effectively...
Thank You to Grand Rounds at Emergiblog
"When someone does something good, applaud. You will make two people happy."- Samuel GoldwynThank you to Emergiblog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth. On the web, Grand Rounds is a...
Thank You Grand Rounds ACP Internist
Thank you to the blog ACP Internist for including my post Knee Surgery - Arthroscopy Results No Better than Pretend Surgery in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a list of the best on-line medical posts from the p...
Exercise and Weight Loss Reduces Kidney Disease and Death
We recently found a cure for "irony deficiency disease." My near-7 foot tall husband and I were walking to a Vidocq forensic society meeting. A bake sale was set up in the building lobby - junk food, refined junk pastries, pies with artificial col...
Fast Fitness - Strengthen Many Places at Once
Here is Friday Fast Fitness - quick strengthener for arms, shoulders, body, legs, hands, feet. Healthier than bending over for rows (hard on discs) and more functional strengthening than lying on a bench:Hold a tucked pushup position - tuck shown...
Physician Told Her Give Up, Fitness Fixer Made Her Able
Another reader named Lisa wrote in with a success story. This Lisa had not been active for many years. Her doctor had told her the way to stop injuries from running was to give up running. She is now successfully doing marathons, changing to healt...
Fast Fitness - Eighth Group Functional Training: Spine and Shoulder Stability With Overhead Motions
Here is Fast Friday Fitness - eighth in the series of Functional Fitness Training (Bookspan Basics) to teach your group, teams, classes, students, kids, battalions, or self. In this Bookspan Basic Training, you train positioning and muscle skills ...
Thank You Mother Jones for Grand Rounds 3.13
This week Mother Jones, RN, created a colorful Charles Schultz "Peanuts" themed Grand Rounds 3.13 on her blog Nurse Ratched's Place.The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly collection of many medical post from all over. Peanuts character, Charl...
Thank you Grand Rounds 3.39
Thank you Codeblog for hosting Grand Rounds 3.39 this week and for including my post Teen Dies After Using Soreness Rub.The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly medical web post that recommends notable medical posts of the week.