Given that the diaphragm provides added anti-reflux capacity to the lower esophageal sphincter, chiropractic physicians should consider specific rehabilitative techniques to support abdominal respiration for a large subset of patients with GERD.
Your knee is the trash can of your lower extremity. It collects all the garbage of poor stability and starts causing pain. It is painful during or after activity because of improper use. While poor movement drives inflammation and pain, proper movement is like massage for our joints. Too often, I hear people explain that […]
In terms of rehabilitation and sports performance, foot stability is a complex issue. Ideally, different regions of the foot/ankle transition between rigid and supple during walking. Regions of the foot that move too much in a certain direction at the wrong time are “unstable”. Likewise, regions that move too little are “fixated”. Thus I most […]
Runners need an efficient gait to stay injury free and perform at their best. A relatively minor imbalance of joint motion is enough to cause a big problem after thousands of footfalls. On the other hand, the same problem may be completely irrelevant for someone who only plods from the couch to the refrigerator. That’s […]
Next weekend, Michelle Kinney, the 10th fittest woman on earth, will be competing for the title of the fittest woman on earth at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. She placed first in the Central East Region last month by consistently performing well across 6 very different workouts: 1. Run 1K/ 30 handstand pushups/ Row 1K […]
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause painful chewing, jaw clicking, ear/face pain, tooth pain, and headache. In the absence of an obviously locked jaw, the offending temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is usually diagnosed after the painful ears, teeth, and/or sinuses have been examined and found to be fine. While there are rare causes of TMD (inflammatory […]