Why Having Pain is Like Having a Stroke (Part 1)

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Movement is movement.  There are no differences when the body is having trouble moving, whether it is due to pain or a major stroke.  Okay, I understand I am making a big exaggeration.  When you understand how to help people move and have done it successfully for many, I would like to share how your tension or pain is no … Read More

3 Knee Arthritis Exercises Prescribed by a Knee and Sports Medicine Rehab Specialist

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The knee architecture is deceiving in my journey of helping people stay active when dealing with knee pain.  Although the knee is simple in design it relies on your whole body to capture the functionality of the knee.   What I mean to say is that the knee is a victim of how you use your whole body: ankle/foot, hips, pelvis, spine, shoulder, head/neck and inner ear system.

3 Exercises That Will Help Your Shoulder That No One is Talking About

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Did you know that our shoulder is designed to give us the ability to be dynamic and not for true power and strength?  This reason is why many suffer from chronic shoulder tightness and pain.  My best analogy when restoring peoples shoulder back to normal is a juggler juggling from a unicycle.  Read my article “Juggling The Juggler” to get … Read More

The Circle of Life

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Are you the type that thinks you are in control of your destiny?  Or are you the type that thinks luck and good karma energy controls your destiny?  Whichever side you lean towards, life most likely reinforced your belief through positive experiences.  What is pain?  What is inflammation?  What is cancer? I have been having this conversation with many people, … Read More

To Sprain Or Not Sprain (an Ankle)?

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An ankle sprain is one of the most undermanaged injuries that can potentially result in other aches and pains down the road.  There are multiple theories on the importance of ankle sprain care, which includes the potential loss of coordination, early arthritis, compensation, and changes in joint mechanics.  The reasons may seem complicated with multi-syllabic words, but the treatment is too simple … Read More

Heel Thy Pain (for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis)

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Do you dread walking in the morning because of heel pain (especially in the first few steps)?  Is your heel pain slowing you down?  You are most likely dealing with a condition called plantar fasciitis, which affects up to 2 million Americans each year.  This is staggering but I believe will rise due to social norms and habits.  Fortunately, this … Read More

The Secret to Moving Well and Performing like a Professional (Instructions on Foot Care)

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Do you want to know a secret in regards to what people ignore when working out for better performance?  I have said it before in past articles.   Our body is a wonderful machine and there is one sub-system within the human body that allows us to protect ourselves, be nimble, absorb shock, and transfer force like a pole vaulter’s stick … Read More

Finding The Balance in The Journey to Stopping Neck Pain, Part 3

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Finding the right balance in life is crucial for happiness in life.  The definition of happiness is different for everyone.  This cannot be any more true for the care of neck and head pain.  In “Our Mighty Duck…Quack! Quack! Quack! (How to Manage Neck Pain)” I explained how this balance is important in the role of the neck, metaphorically and literally. … Read More

Hidden Reasons for Nagging Neck Pain, Part 2

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Nagging.  What do you think of?  Something that does not go away and annoys your personal space of serenity.  You tell that person or remove that nagging thing but it comes back.  One may think of a nagging spouse.  One may think of a nagging boss.  In this case, I am talking about the nagging neck pain.  If you have … Read More

Hidden Causes of “Nagging” Neck Pain, Part 1

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Do you have a pain in the neck?  Literally or metaphorically, physically or emotionally, managing neck pain can be a simple fix or something more comprehensive.  In the first article of this series, “Our Mighty Duck! Quack! Quack! Quack! (How to Manage Neck Pain, Part 1) ” I elaborated on how our neck is heavily impacted by the idea of … Read More