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2009-04-11 16:00:09

A New York podiatrist says people may face long-term pain from foot to back from wearing trendy UGG-style boots. Dr. Rock Positano of the Hospital for Special Surgery says new research indicates wearing footwear that does not offer proper arch support can cause possible long-term problems, ABC News reported Friday. It may feel cushiony; it may feel comfortable, but it doesn't mean they're getting the necessary arch support that a foot needs to function effectively, Positano said of UGG...

2009-03-03 08:00:00

Orthopedic surgeon James Gamble, MD, offers tips to minimize risk ACL tears in girls seen as 'an absolute epidemic' PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "Exercise and sports participation is a double-edge sword," said James Gamble, MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. "We want children involved in physical activity outside, especially since we have an obesity crisis. Yet you can have too much of a good thing." If children are participating in...

2008-09-15 12:00:35

EQUINE THERAPY CENTER: A "Back in the Saddle" open house will be held Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Equine Therapy Center, 334 College Hill Road. The event will include a silent auction, horse rides, music, demonstrations, a used equipment sale, games, prizes and food. For more information, call 746-5681. Originally published by Monitor staff. (c) 2008 Concord Monitor. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 12:00:39

In a survey conducted by SpineUniverse.com during the summer of 2008, 88% of people who had flown in North America in the last year reported that they had back or neck pain--or both--after a typical flight on United, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, or any of the other major carriers. With a margin of error at +/-5%, the study reveals that a typical traveler is willing to go out of pocket for a more spine-friendly seat. 74% said they'd pay an extra fee for a special seat that doesn't...

2008-08-04 03:00:07

By Bednar, Joseph 'No pain, no gain' may be a catchy slogan for gym rats, but to physical therapists, it makes no sense. "Many people don't have an awareness of how to work out; they think that, if they're not inflicting pain on themselves, they're not doing enough," said Lori Manseau, a physical therapist and director of Rehabilitation Services as Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer. "We see a lot of muscle strains, people who just injure the muscles or the tendons, and that results in...

2008-07-24 06:01:05

A new online survey by Spine-health (www.spine-health.com) shows that back and neck pain and their related health problems are causing productivity troubles at the workplace. The Spine-health.com survey of more than 750 respondents found that 50 percent reported missing work for 10 or more days due to back-related problems. Another 29 percent of respondents said chronic pain kept them off the job for as many as nine days over the last year, according to the survey. Spine-health.com is a 2,000...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

For years I've been plagued by excess muscle tension in my neck, shoulders and back. I do breath work and yoga. I get massages. I drink wine. But the minute I stop, the tightness creeps back in. Hoping for some long-term relief, I recently started taking lessons in the Alexander technique, a subtle process of "un-doing" that helps you learn how to recognize and reprogram my body's bad habits. Initially, the relatively obscure method, used by musicians, actors and athletes, seemed daunting...

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2008-07-07 10:45:37

The most frequent injuries that horses suffer are derived from pressure exerted by riders, and knowing which forces are involved when horses move can prove highly informative when considering treatment for such injuries. A team of scientists from Wageningen University, led by Professor Johan van Leeuwen, has carried out studies both into the advantages of different rider techniques in reducing injury risk, and into the benefits of a method of equine rehabilitation. By using computer modeling...

2008-07-06 18:00:07

By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune Jul. 6--For years I've been plagued by excess muscle tension in my neck, shoulders and back. I do breath work and yoga. I get massages. I drink wine. But the minute I stop, the tightness creeps back in. Hoping for some long-term relief, I recently started taking lessons in the Alexander technique, a subtle process of "un-doing" that helps you learn how to recognize and reprogram my body's bad habits. Initially, the relatively obscure method, used by...

2008-06-19 00:00:05

I t's a common misconception that riding keeps us fit," says sports scientist Jon Pitts. In truth, poor heart rates combined with the fact that riding anatomically is not so good for our bodies, it's the very opposite. Whether you are competing at top level or enjoying a daily hack down the lane, the importance of being personally fit to ride is fundamental to better performance and most importantly it aids safety. But read on before you boost your fitness campaign with a nine- mile run....