Research shows that ice may be more harmful than helpful for inflammation. Say goodbye RICE and hello to PEACE & LOVE.

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Two things come to mind when I think of Shaquille O’Neal. First, he was one of the most dominant centers in NBA history. Second, IcyHot “saved” him from pain.

Well, that is what he would have us believe.

There was a period when every other commercial break on ESPN included…

How much longer are we going to ignore decades of research?

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The posture nonsense is getting out of control. While preparing for a residency lecture this week, I came across an article on posture written by a physician. It was hard to contain my frustration.

“Sitting badly or standing in a slouched position stresses your lower back, weakening and damaging an…

A physical therapist addresses misconceptions around intensity, soreness, and pain

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“No pain, no gain” might be the worst phrase ever uttered in the gym. Asking the question, “Is it soreness or pain?” is a close second. At the end of the day, both pain and soreness are unpleasant. Attempting to delineate between the two is meaningless for most of us…

3 fiction and 3 non-fiction books worth checking out

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I finished six books in November, three fiction and three non-fiction. I would recommend all of them but two are books in the middle of the series. Here are a few thoughts on each.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Battling Giants: 8.5/10 rating

Once again, Malcolm Gladwell fails to disappoint. The book has a fascinating opening as Gladwell shows…

Being strong is great for health, but its relationship with pain is less clear

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Have you ever been told you have pain or were injured because “x” muscle was weak?

“Your knees hurt because your gluteals are weak”

The fear-mongering persists and continues to spread throughout social media. Our biases and previous education blockade our willingness to consider new, credible information. …

Zachary Walston

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