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Archive for January, 2012

Osgood Schlatters Disease

Posted on January 26th, 2012 by Andries

Overuse injuries are increasing among young athletes. This type of injury is the result of an increasing load on the musculoskeletal structures. The problem develops over time due to repeated stress and can be very painful and frustrating that leads to a chronic problem. Osgood Schlatter disease: Inflammation and swelling at the site of insertion […]


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Leg Length Inequality

Posted on January 25th, 2012 by Andries

By Dr. Bradley Waterer for Bio4Me Is this leg longer? Leg Length Inequality is extremely common. It may either be structural (where the bone in one leg is actually longer) or functional (where the problem is due to abnormal pelvic positioning). Research indicates that Functional Leg Length Inequality (FLLI) exists in approximately 61% of the […]


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Frozen Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises

Posted on January 25th, 2012 by Andries

Wand Exercises Flexion: Stand upright and hold a stick in both hands, palms down. Stretch your arms by lifting them over your head, keeping your elbows straight. Hold for 5 seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. Extension: Stand upright and hold a stick in both hands behind your back. Move the […]


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Backwards Running Fact or Fiction

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by Andries

During locomotion the most involved joint of the lower body is the patello-femoral joint. Forming part of this joint is the patella, which is a sesamoid bone that reduces patello-femoral stresses, as well as increases the lever arm of the quadriceps muscles. The quadriceps muscle is the dynamic stabilizer of the patello-femoral joint. This joint […]


Principles of Skeletal Muscle Adaptations

Posted on January 11th, 2012 by Andries

Some questions and answers on the principles of skeletal muscle adaptations during training and exercise. Analyze the influences on muscle fiber type with reference to genetics and training. Sports do not influence average muscle fiber type; athletes excel at different activities because of their muscle fiber types Genetics influences muscle fiber type Training influences muscle […]


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Joint Health & Chiropractic

Posted on January 6th, 2012 by Andries

The Synovial Joint Most of the joints in our bodies, which allow us to move, are synovial joints. These joints rely on the diffusion of oxygen and nutrients within the joint fluid to nourish the cartilage. Effective diffusion of oxygen and nutrients within our joints requires movement of the joints. Unfortunately as a result of […]


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Motion Creates Emotion

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Andries

Welcome back everyone. 2012 is here and exciting times await us! Just to get you all motivated and moving, here’s a couple of reasons why you should be physically active: Does physical activity instigate optimism and consequently happiness? Optimism has been associated with enhanced inspiration, perseverance, and performance. Physical activity could influence optimism through mastery […]


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