All posts by DD Kelsey

Can’t Lose Weight? Be More Like a Dog

One of the keys to managing arthritic or painful joints is keeping your weight within an optimal range. And by the way, the images of people you see in the media – movies, television, Instagram,

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Heart vs. Head

This has been on my mind lately. The collision between Head and Heart. I’m a Heart guy but I come off as a Head guy to some people (it’s a work in progress, maybe I’m more heart now

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What’s the Story on Knee Cartilage Injuries?

From a reader recently: Hi Doug, do you have any recommendations for doctors and/or physical therapists in the New York City area who follow your way of thinking about cartilage regrowth? I am frustrated

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The Problem With Exercise

I generally avoid parties with a bunch of people I don’t know. Instead of finding it energizing, as a lot of people do, it’s sucks the energy out of me like a vampire – an energy vampire. But

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Ignoring The Bid

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and right after you finish, the other person starts talking about a different topic? I mean the moment you stop. It’s as if he didn’t hear

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Why Stretch?

Because you feel tight. Or maybe something hurts. Maybe it’s because you think it’s the right thing to do like before a run or a workout. I had a “ah-hah” moment a while ago when

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Let’s Hang On

I didn’t think too much about getting older until about 60 years of age. Then my sense of time changed. Suddenly, it feels as if there’s not enough time in front of me to do some of things I want

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Why Do We Do The Stuff We Do?

An eternity ago, I fractured my lumbar spine in a failed attempt at dunking a basketball. Yeah, I know. You can save the commentary. Now, you would think, with me being a physical therapist with a long

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Are You Forgetting Stuff More Often?

Yes, I am “directionally challenged”. I kid you not. I can drive a well known route, miss my exit and end up in Round Rock wondering how I got there. Did I forget how to drive home? Do I have,

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How to Use Your Head to Get Ahead

The game was close with each team trading off the lead. With the clock ticking down, we were losing by two points. I got the ball, glanced at the clock. Four seconds. I gave my defender a head fake, he

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