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Load Management in the Workplace

Load Training load has been defined as the cumulative amount of stress (physiological, psychological, or mechanical) placed on an individual from a single or multiple…

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Why we need to stop blaming the Transversus Abdominis for back pain

The idea of targeting interventions towards the deep core musculature such as the Transverse Abdominis (TvA) and Multifidus began back in the 90’s with work…

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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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