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Why Do Muscles Feel Tight?

Why do muscles feel tight? Does that mean they are short? That they can’t relax? And what can you do about it? Here are some…

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Is There Such Thing as a Bad Exercise?

Well, like most things in the world of health there is NEVER a simple answer! Although I am sure you have seen a few articles…

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Meniscal Tears And ‘Mechanical Symptoms’ – An Unsolved Puzzle

Mechanical symptoms in combination with a meniscal tear on MRI is currently a strong indication for arthroscopic meniscal surgery. We recently conducted several studies that…

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Reconciling Spinal Flexion and Pain: We are all doomed to failure but perhaps it doesn’t matter

How is that for a title? A major concern of strength coaches, physiotherapists and other health care professionals is teaching people to NOT bend their…

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When Does Biomechanics Matter?

I am a biopsychosocialist. I believe that biomechanics often matter for those in pain. These two statements do not conflict. Below I will lay out…

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All you ever wanted to know about back pain

Both misunderstood and mismanaged, low back pain is a huge source of suffering for many people worldwide. Here’s the up-to-date knowledge on the condition and…

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Is Movement Strategy a Matter of Age?

Background/objectives: How we should lift things up from the floor has always been a source of debate in both the worlds of healthcare AND fitness….

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Load Management is Not About Decreasing Minutes

Written by Tim Gabbett and the team at Gabbett Performance Solutions Recently “Load Management” has emerged in the sports arena as the latest buzzwords surrounding…

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Clinical Decision Making

In Neil’s commentary, he keenly evaluates the clinical decision making from gathering evidence from a wider perspective and applies it to the particular case.  He…

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