The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Prevent Wrist Pain During Pushups and Cooking

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Learn to use strength and good joint positioning instead of compressing the wrist joint during activities that put weight on a bent wrist.Good positioning and strength is more effective than splinting wrists straight...

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  • How To Treat Ankle Sprains and Prevent Them

    The post Which Shoes Help Exercise, Fall Prevention, and Ankles? showed why you don't need high top shoes, or arch supports, or orthotics to prevent your arches and ankles from sagging inward (pronation, arch flattening, or flat feet). You can qui...

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  • Surfer's Myelopathy

    I have received urgent inquires from physicians and reporters after an ABC news report came out on surfer's myelopathy - lower body paralysis occurring shortly after surfing.The main suspected mechanism is standing or lying for long periods with ...

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  • Teen Dies After Using Muscle Soreness Rub

    A New York teen cross-country runner is reported to have died after using large quantities of a muscle soreness rub. According to various news stories, the medical examiner concluded she died after using too much Bengay cream containing methyl sal...

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  • Fast Fitness - Reduce Holiday Driving Stress, Increase Human Connection

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Instead of cursing crowds, delays, weather conditions, and other drivers, spend your commuting and errand time every day in the car learning with audio books:Find your local library. Check the audio book section. Find...

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  • Fast Fitness - Neutral Spine in 5 Seconds

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - fixing painful swayback to neutral spine.If you have lower back pain after standing, walking, or running, or feel that you need to bend forward or lift one leg to relieve lower back pain, you may stand with too large ...

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  • Keeping Thai Massage Healthy Part III - Should You Do "The Blood Stop?"

    The previous three posts have started telling about Thai Massage. Thai massage is done lying comfortably on a soft mat on the ground. No table is needed. It is done clothed, except for bare feet. Most places in Thailand have Thai massage going on ...

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  • Flasher Exercises Not Best for Shoulder Pain

    In A Whole Big Fix Mike fixed several injuries and made the interesting statement, "I stopped cycling to improve my health."Back in December, I asked Mike if he wanted to get back to cycling and about his shoulder. While we were working on his sto...

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  • Thank You CRZEGRL Grand Rounds 6.7

    Thank you crzegrl, flight nurse for including my article Fitness Tests - Do They Do What They Claim? in this week's edition of Grand Rounds, Vol. 6 No. 7.She writes, "I didn’t realize that those old school fitness tests may have been all for naugh...

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  • Certification Workshops in Healthy Exercise and Fixing Injuries

    I will be running three Spring workshops. Come learn to fix injuries, and to identify and teach healthy therapeutic exercise. One of several top features of the workshops is that medical and health professionals learn together with those who atten...

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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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