The Fragile Ironman – For the Clinician

I am a Fragile Ironman. In the previous blog, I discussed how my body has no business doing Ironman Triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) yet I still managed to pull off a few of them. My brain is such that it craves silly things like that, yet I didn’t when … More The Fragile Ironman – For the Clinician

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Routine Maintenance

Much of medicine is striving for a proactive approach to treatment vs. a reactive. More and more people are getting active and taking charge of their health care. In the past, physical therapy has been predominately reactive. You get injured or have surgery, then go see a physical therapist. Sure, it helps you get you … More Routine Maintenance

Kids These Days

The body is an amazing thing. I contemplate the complexity of this machine we are gifted with multiple times a day. Two weeks ago my brother and his wife welcomed in to the world a beautiful daughter. I was fortunate enough to hold her within a few hours after she was born. I am sure … More Kids These Days

Posture

Sit up straight! Stop slouching! Shoulders back! For many, these commands beckon memories of parents reminding us to correct for a poor posture. A lady recently told me how her mother would frequently have her balance a book on her head to maintain an upright position. Thinking this is “proper” she has maintained that position … More Posture

Paleo

The recent movements for the Paleo diet and barefoot running fascinate me. Not so much because I am a huge proponent of either (the correct footwear is very important, but that is a subject for a whole other blog) but rather because how they challenge us to evaluate our current living environments and habits. Proponents … More Paleo