Author Archive for: justina

Posture and Performance Analysis

Some of you who are part of the modern tech era will find this an appealing avenue to improve any movement pattern from simple posture while walking to weight training to golfing. Health apps and nudges are so popular there are international symposiums and research on the topic. My colleagues have said the FREE version of this particular app has

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The “Newly” Discovered Organ in the Human Body

We now officially have 79 organs in our body. I know that may boggle your mind because it is assumed that we know all there is about the body, but we know only approximately 1% according to physiologists. This is a  great time of discovery – remember the new muscle and new ligament?! “The mesentery was thought to be a disjointed set

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Pain When Lifting Arms May Be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a group of conditions that develop when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet become compressed. The thoracic outlet is the narrow space between your collarbone and first rib. Blood vessels, nerves, and muscles that extend from the back to the arms pass through this area. If the

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Do you take Ibuprofen before your workout?

I was surprised to hear that many active people use the painkiller ibuprofen on a regular basis. In some surveys, up to 70 percent of endurance athletes report that they down the pills before every workout or competition, viewing the drug as a pre-emptive strike against muscle soreness.  This had me concerned and I looked up a valuable study released

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Is Foam Rolling making your leg tension worse?

Foam rollers seem to be all the rage these days and often for good reason. They’ve been demonstrated to restore lost range of motion at certain joints and many of us swear by their ability to help massage away soreness and speed recovery. Chances are high that if you’ve ever used a roller, you’ve used it to roll out your iliotibial

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The Diaphragm and Our Internal Pressure System

Women commonly believe that holding their bellies in tightly throughout the day will help them “work” their abs, or maybe will make their bellies appear smaller. That is highly NOT recommended and here’s why: Holding your abs in tightly can actually create issues in your core. It can negatively affect how you breathe by not allowing your lungs and diaphragm

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