In March 2019, Derek M. Hansen conducted a specialized workshop with the medical and performance staff of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. The first day of the workshop covered all aspects of running mechanics related to sports performance.
Stem cells are certainly the medical “flavor of the month,” particularly with a growing aging population that desires to stay young, healthy, and active. In the realm of professional sports, stem cell therapies are attracting more and more attention for orthopedic injuries and soft-tissue strains as a means of extending professional careers and also returning athletes to the field or court of play in a shorter period of time.
Introduction Chronic myofascial pain – or chronic pain that occurs in the musculoskeletal system when there is no obvious injury or inflammation – often defies diagnosis and treatment. Medications and commonly available physical therapies usually give only temporary relief: many patients, therefore, wander from therapist to therapist in a vain… Read More (PDF)
Manohar M. Panjabi obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Birla College of Engineering, Pilani, India, and his PhD degree in machine design from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has held various faculty positions at Yale University. He is currently a professor in the Departments of Orthopaedics… Read More (PDF)
I’ve been saying for years not to roll your IT Band. First of all it hurts like heck! Secondly, you could hang a car off it, it’s not meant to be stretched! You stretch/IMS/massage tensor fascia latae and all gluteals to “release” ITB: “Their detailed analysis confirmed that the iliotibial band itself is extremely rigid and resistant to stretch, since it lengthened less than 0.2 percent with a maximum voluntary contraction. Read More (PDF)
Spinopelvic ring dysfunction effects 60-70% of those with chronic low back pain (LBP) and the lack of effective diagnosis and treatment is a leading reason why many do not recover from chronic LBP. Read More (PDF)