November 2013

This month, our newsletter features informative articles about whether "core" strength training is actually helpful, the cause of sports injuries, an easy self-test to help find the cause of your foot problems/pain, tennis elbow and the one chronic thing you might want as you age.
In honor of Thanksgiving I have included my Gratitude List for 2013, which includes what I am most thankful for this year. Lastly, don't forget to read and share my article about the 3 things you must do to be pain free for life found below:


In This Issue
Is Your "Core" Training Really Helping You?
Research Says No

Training your core is a good thing right? According to research - NO. Doing sit-ups, crunches, planks and other core training had no positive effective on performance in several different sports and activities. And research has been showing us that it might actually hurt us and can even cause ruptured discs in your back. It comes down to what you are strengthening when you do your core work... Read more
Sports and the Blame Game
Are Sports to Blame for Sports Injuries?

Are sports inherently dangerous and are injuries inevitable? If so, the sports we play are to blame for the injuries and pain. 

I think, if we take concussions in football out of the picture, most sports are not inherently dangerous, injuries should not be the expected norm, and sports are not to blame for injuries. I think something else is to blame... Read more
Foot Problems Uncovered
Self-Test to Find Answer

The human foot is amazing! The foot is an intricate structure, with each of your feet containing 26 bones, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, 3 strong arches, 125,000 sweat glands, and over 100,000 nerve endings.

If Leonardo da Vinci was right that the human foot is a masterpiece of engineering, why do foot problems effect millions of Americans each year? 

I have a simple self-test you can do right now that will help you understand where your foot problem/pain is coming from and give you some insight into fixing it. Read more
When Chronic is a Good Thing
The One Chronic Thing You Want As You Age

Aging is associated with many chronic things in our society: chronic pain, chronic inflammation, chronic sleep problems, chronic constipation, chronic heart disease, chronic respiratory infections, chronic muscle and bone loss, chronic balance issues, etc. Everyone would agree that none of these chronic things are a good thing (what causes them is another discussion all together). But there is one chronic thing that has amazing benefits for aging people...chronic exercise. Read more
Tennis Elbow - Why Tennis Isn't To Blame
Tracing Elbow Pain To Its Source

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis is defined as an overload or overuse injury causing inflammation of the extensor tendons of the forearm that attached to the outside of the elbow (used for wrist extension during a backhand stroke). When the condition exists chronically it can lead to degenerative changes at the elbow. The typical treatments of rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories might help relieve the symptom, but are doing nothing about the cause of the pain. Tennis elbow...Read more
Thanksgiving and Gratitude List

Thanksgiving is a time of year to focus on all we have to give thanks for and be grateful for. Here is my gratitude list for 2013 and don't miss the amazing video...  Read List and Watch Video
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