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  • Kinesiology Thursday – Back pain and the golf swing

    It has been reported that approximately 35% of amateur golfers will experience sports-related back pain with that number rising to 55% in the pros….
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  • A move you should do Monday – Downward dog

    Today’s move is a simple move that packs a big punch. The downward dog is one of the best exercises for the superficial back line,…
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  • Muscle minute Tuesday – A wing dinger, the Serratus Anterior

    The name serratus anterior (SA) often conjures up images of scapular winging. Clinically, we often only consider this muscle if it is long/weak,…
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  • All about you Friday – A tourist in your hometown

    Every time I travel, I organize an itinerary around the things I love: art,…
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  • All about you Friday – Create a sunshine box

    I have two boxes at home that I love to open, but I don’t open nearly enough….
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  • Kinesiology Thursday – Lumbar pain and BLTs

    “No bending, lifting or twisting” (no BLT) is common advice given to people following low back surgery or suffering with low back pain….
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  • Muscle minute Tuesday – Meet the Transverse Abdominis

    “How do I get rid of this belly?” people have asked me. And my reply is,…
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  • A move you should do Monday – Heel and Toe walking

    Sometimes it’s the simple moves that make the biggest difference. This week’s move is heel and toe walking….
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  • Muscle minute Tuesday – Small but significant Supraspinatus

    The supraspinatus is the most often insulted rotator cuff muscle, most often affecting people over the age of 60….
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  • Kinesiology Thursday – Loading your cannon

    Center of gravity in biomechanics is defined as the point of a movement system where forces are concentrated….
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  • All about you Friday – Write your own favorite book

    Ever hear of a commonplace (or commonplace book)? The idea dates back to the days of the ancient philosophers,…
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  • A move you should do Monday – Half criss cross apple sauce

    It’s easy to fall into movement habits that are asymmetrical. This week’s move is the …
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  • A move you should do Monday – The Push-up

    People have a love/hate relationship with the push-up. It can be a move that feels hard to do….
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  • Muscle minute Tuesday – Meet the Soleus

    The soleus is an often forgotten calf muscle as it lies underneath the more powerful and visible gastrocnemius,…
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  • Kinesiology Thursday – Getting to the root of recurrent calf strains

    Calf muscle strain injuries (CMSI) can occur in any sport involving running, with a reported recurrence rate of 19-31%….
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  • All about you Friday – The power you possess

    In the early 1960’s, American psychologist, Robert Rosenthal conducted a ground-breaking study with students at the University of North Dakota….
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  • Muscle minute Tuesday – Meet the Latissimus Dorsi

    One of the largest muscles of the back, the latissimus dorsi is uniquely positioned, twisting its way from the posterior aspect of the trunk to the front…
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  • All about you Friday – Go ride a bike

    I don’t really know when my love of the bicycle began, but I’ve been intrigued with the two-wheeled machine for a long time….
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  • A move you should do Monday – Lateral Child’s pose

    This week’s move is a simple one that can have a big impact on your posture and the ability to lift your arm over your…
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  • All about you Friday – Hugs for health

    If you are a proactive person, you probably spend a fair amount of time and money on your health….
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  • Kinesiology Thursday – Getting your hand behind your back

    Ever try this move? Just looking at this picture may elicit a groan. But your shoulders are designed to do this and if you were…
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