Movement as Medicine

One of the more common injuries to the knee is tearing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The ACL connects the top front portion of the tibia (shin bone) to the bottom rear part of the femur (thigh bone). Ligaments are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect bone to bone. Compared to muscles, ligaments stretch very little and do not …

Preventing ACL Tears

One of the more common injuries to the knee is tearing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The ACL connects the top front portion of the tibia (shin bone) to the bottom rear part of the femur (thigh bone). Ligaments are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect bone to bone. Compared to muscles, ligaments stretch very little and do not …

Why I Respect CrossFit

I have been a New England Patriots fan all of my life. I remember watching them in the seventies and eighties when they rarely had a winning season and they were nicknamed the “Patsies.” However, for the past twenty years I have been in heaven! Five Super Bowl victories out of eight appearances. The team hasn’t had a losing season …

Cool Relationships

            The joints of the body have cool relationships with each other. When you study the skeletal structure, you can see many interesting similarities. There are roughly the same number of bones in the hands, feet, and spine. The skull protects the brain, similar to the rib cage protecting the heart and lungs, and the pelvis protecting the digestive and …

Crazy Brain

I have lived a very active life. Looking back, I realize how incredibly fortunate I have been to avoid major injuries and illnesses through all the adventures. Granted, I have spent the majority of my life conditioning my body to be able to perform any task I chose to tackle. Yet conditioning is not a guarantee you will remain injury …

Scoliosis: Cause and Effect

            A man in his mid-forties came to see me the other day. He had been suffering from chronic low back pain and severe scoliosis. While searching on the internet for information about exercise and scoliosis, he came upon an article that was written a few years back and featured an interview with me. The topic was what someone could …

5 Mistakes of Foam Rolling

Here are 5 common mistakes people make when they begin foam rolling: #1. No Pain No Gain: The point of foam rolling is to rehydrate tissue, not to find the most painful place. When the brain experiences pain it commands the muscles to contract and protect. This is counterproductive and will not allow increased circulation. It will increase your heart …

Riddle of the Day

Riddle of the day: What does a river, a newspaper, and the human body all have in common? Answer: Things go bad when their circulation drops. If water were to stop flowing down a river it would eventually dry up and no longer exist. If nobody subscribed to a newspaper the company would end up going out of business. When …