All posts by DD Kelsey

New Guidelines Reveal Answer for Lower Back Pain

Approximate read time: 3 minutes NY Times: https://goo.gl/PR2ilX Saying active with lower back pain is not bad advice. But what does “staying active” mean? Dr. Weinstein suggests, “I know your back

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To Maximize Strength and Minimize Injury Risk, Follow This Rule

Estimated read time: 3 to 4 minutes The Champions tour used to be known as the “Seniors” tour but apparently “seniors” wasn’t the best description. Me either. When does that happen

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Aging and the Edges

I still have “use or lose it” on my mind… I’m 61 years of age now. How did that happen? I received an email from a former student, Darin, who is now CEO of a hospital in Idaho. A hollow gasp

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New Study Suggests Osteoarthritis is On The Rise – What to Do?

One of my professors in PT school once said that if you live long enough, you’ll get osteoarthritis (OA). Cheery guy. I asked him why and he said, “You get one dose of cartilage and you’ll just wear

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The Knee Rehab Myth That Ruined a Good Lunch

Several years ago, a new surgeon had joined the practice of an orthopedist whom I had known all of my career. He wanted me to meet his new partner. So, we had lunch. Our discussion turned technical when

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The Hardest Part of Running

Looking out her front window, she saw something very unusual. It was a man wearing very short shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt. He was moving quickly. Not really walking and not running. “What is he

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The Need for Speed

On any given day in our neighborhood you will see a mom or dad pushing a stroller or a happy dog with his owner and some people walking briskly or running. Some days though, I see a few people who are

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Why You Sometimes Hurt When You Haven’t Done Anything to Hurt

A reader emailed me recently inquiring about “Tension Myositis” – a syndrome proposed by John Sarno, MD as a cause of lower back pain and other musculoskeletal pains. The theory proposed

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How to Rejuvenate Your Legs

There’s some disagreement about when “older” happens but just about all the experts agree that after the age of 65, most people will experience shrinking muscles. And, smaller muscles

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It’s Not How You Start. It’s How You Finish.

“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra I don’t like “average”. The typical, the common, the ordinary. No one has ever accused me of being “average”

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