The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.34

    Thank you Medical Humanities Blog for including my post Healthy Mother's Day in Grand Rounds 3.34 this week.The web version of Grand Rounds is a medical web post that collects and recommends notable medical posts from the week.

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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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  • 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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  • Ancient Shoe Exercise for Hip Stretch and Balance

    Readers have been asking what happened to the weekly reports of my martial arts classes. Others wanted to hear about my other classes including yoga. My martial arts students continued becoming skilled and disciplined. Next semester I will post so...

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  • Black Belt Hall of Fame

    This week is the 20th annual Eastern USA International Black Belt Hall of Fame event. Hundreds of martial artists and instructors will attend from all over the world. Soke John Kanzler and Kim Harper work all year to prepare each event. In the bes...

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  • Overhead Lifting, Reaching, and Throwing Part I - Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injury

    The photo at right shows one main contributor to shoulder and rotator cuff pain, and one for lower back pain. Can you see them? Can you see why the person in red is not getting as much stretch in the shoulder as they think?I see patients for shoul...

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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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