Thank You Edwin Leap of Grand Rounds
Thank you to Edwin Leap, MD for hosting Grand Rounds this week and for including my post: New Fitness Fixer Index.
Headache From Head Position
Certain headaches can be initiated or aggravated by tense facial muscles (squinting, scowling, furrowing brow), and by tight, tense, overstretched muscles in back of the head, neck, and shoulders, common with letting the upper body slouch forward...
Carrying Schoolbooks Is Not the Cause of Back Pain
A recent BBC news article echoed the common idea that children are getting back pain from carrying their books. However, carrying books is not the cause of the pain.The article continued how children often require "physiotherapy" for their pain. C...
Better Exercise on the Stairs
Old woman: Come upstairs and we'll make love.Old man: I can NOT do both.If you would like to strengthen legs and reduce knee pain while going up stairs:Don't lean forward (photo 1 above)Stand upright (photo 2 below)Keep your heel down on the foot ...
Military Grand Rounds
Thank you Nurse Rached for hosting Grand Rounds this week. On the web, each Grand Rounds is a post by someone, with their choices for the best medical posts of the week.Nurse Rached included my post Back Pain From Running in Grand Rounds this week...
Belated Thank You to Grand Rounds 4.16
Thank you to Dr. Trent McBride for hosting Grand Rounds Vol 4., No. 16 on January 7 2008, at pathtalk.org, a weblog about pathology. The web version of Grand Rounds is a weekly medical web post that recommends notable medical posts of the week.I h...
Don't Confuse Exercise With Real Fitness
Reader Dr. Zoe Eppley e-mailed, "I have been trying to apply your "bending right" approach to my daily activities. I find my tight leg and hip muscles seriously limit my ability to squat. Could you please recommend some stretches that will help?"I...
Thank You Grand Rounds 6.6 for Halloween
Thank You Code Blog for collecting the best medical articles of the week for the Halloween Edition, and including my Kneecap Tracking article among the scary entries. A reader's doctor says the fix for tight knee muscles is to cut the muscles. Tha...
Thank You Grand Rounds 6.17 - Food as Medicine
Thank you Dr. LaPuma at Let Food Be Your Medicine Too for hosting Grand Rounds 6.17 and including my article Fast Fitness - Happy New Year of Fitness in the Grand Rounds collection of best medical writing of the week.The theme of Grand Rounds thi...
Get Certified, Fix Injuries
This event has already occurred:On Saturday May 16th 2009, I will be offering an opportunity to learn many techniques in one day, and pursue certification.I will teach two different workshops. Come learn to fix injuries for yourself and others.Opt...