Category Archives for Fundamentals

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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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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Until It’s Gone

Yard work seems so innocent. After all, you only pull a few weeds, maybe mow the lawn and rake leaves or grass clippings. I finished about an hour’s worth of raking leaves and stuffing them into

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Short Cut for a Stronger Core?

Any of us who have or have had lower back pain will do a lot of things to prevent it or fix it. These big inflatable balls are supposed to do just that – help you “strengthen your core”

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Exercise Rule #2

I was in the gym standing next to a guy doing a “bicep curl”. Every time he bent his right elbow (dumbbell in hand) his head snapped over to the right, sideways, like he was ducking a bullet. Every

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John Wooden, Bobby Knight and Knee Pain

Bobby Knight and John Wooden are two of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. And their styles couldn’t be any more different. During the game, Wooden would most often sit quietly

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What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Your Bones

Elon Musk is convinced that humans will travel to Mars within seven years. I don’t doubt that he and his company SpaceX will solve the technological issues to get there. But, no one is talking about

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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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