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02
2018

Internet Rx: Common pitfalls of internet advice

Every day I witness the challenges that my physical therapy clients face when they turn to Dr. Youtube or Nurse Google for help with typical muscle, joint, and movement pains. Navigating the vast sea of recommended exercises and procedures requires some context in the basic sciences and insight in t...

03
02
2018

The day I become a true fan…

Tomorrow comes the national holiday. Merry Super Bowl!  I always look forward to watching the Super Bowl. Even if my team, the Steelers, came up short this year. I’m definitely on the Eagles bandwagon, and looking forward to kicking back and watching them beat the Cheatriots. Athletics are in...

29
01
2018

What your “miracle cure” may be missing

I saw this Jesus meme the other day and, well, yes! First let me say that I believe that prayer is an essential and worthwhile endeavor. In one way or another, prayer is powerful. Prayer is not a substitute for action. I don’t think we’re supposed to be able to pin down exactly how the w...

17
01
2018

Core exercises do (not) make great abs

The question… What exercises should you be doing to get a decent set of abs? Most people are asking for a super effective and advanced plank, leg raise, or crunch, wiggling the torso in this way or that. They’re usually surprised when I encourage them to work on building their push, pull...

04
01
2018

Seven Common Assumptions Holding You Back

Author and speaker Dan John recently wrote a brief essay encouraging individuals to question their assumptions when it comes to health and fitness. He calls these “Givens” the things that we don’t even notice yet have a huge impact on our daily lives. We all carry assumptions in th...