Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2012’

Evidence Based Sports Medicine

    This week’s Blog is about Sports Medicine for injury treatment, prevention and performance enhancement. The information presented is based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s  (NASM) Corrective Exercise model (CEX) that has been used successfully by professional teams, such as the Phoenix Suns. Musculoskeletal dysfunction and injuries are epidemic Foot and Ankle Injuries Plantar fasciitis accounts for …

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Wheat- is it the staff of life or a weed of disease?

      The public is becoming more aware of the negative effects of wheat and other grains on their health. Many of these effects present as chronic problems unresponsive to conventional treatments. Over the past decade, there has been an increased recognition in the prevalence of gluten intolerance. Gluten intolerance can result in chronic gut inflammation and damage to …

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Diet not working? Food sensitivities could be stopping you from losing weight

    Food sensitivities can be a common cause of weight gain. Foods such as wheat, corn, milk and eggs are often the culprits Avoiding these potentially problematic foods can also relieve ailments such as headaches, depression, digestive problems and skin conditions. Don’t count on it Counting Calories as a strategy consistently fails millions of people. If you’ve tried low …

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Myofascial Pain Syndromes and Perpetuating Factors

  Skeletal muscle  accounts for more than 40% of the total body mass. Throughout life, macro and micro traumas can cause us to develop taut bands within skeletal muscle. Within these bands are more sensitive regions known as myofascial trigger points.     Prevalence Approximately 70% of all pain is primarily myofascial in origin. While the remaining 30% has other …

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