Welcome to my first newsletter. I have some plans for the future direction of the newsletter so expect this to become an even better resource over time. Thanks for being some of my first subscribers, it is much appreciated. Any help you can provide spreading the word would be great, please send some colleagues over to my website!
Plays of the Week
- We continued the series on solving the patellofemoral mystery last week with a post on the biomechanics of rehabilitation exercises. You have probably noticed by now, but I really like biomechanics and how they influence our rehabilitation. I have mentioned this before, but I know my readers want to see clinical commentary articles like this series, but I have to admit that they really generate a low amount of comments and discussion, please comment and interact. Share your experience too!
- Arthroscopy does not provide better results than physical therapy and medication for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. This is interested and common theme in publications the last couple of years. Looks like surgery as a quick fix doesn’t address the reason why the patient may have developed arthritis.
- Make room in your schedule to read Michael Boyle’s article of “25 Mistakes in 25 Years.” It is a great resource and will surely cause you to reflect a bit on your own experiences. Michael’s work is a great source for rehabilitation specialists, check out his website StrengthCoach.com as well. This is a great article on some career tips but also some personal lifestyle tips. It hit home with me. If you like the article, Michael has just released a DVD of this presentation as well.
- Nice discussion on the RehabEdge forum on sharing each others “secrets to success.”
- If you haven’t yet, please weigh in and comment on what your favorite new medical book has been the past year or two. In addition to the essential reading list that I am accumulating, I will have a “reader’s choice" list as well!
- Red Bull does not give you wings after all!
- Eric Cressey has a great resource available on his treatment approach for low back pain, definitely a good read and well thought out as usual from Eric.
- 10 little known facts to help you live longer.
- Great run down by Nick Winkelman of Athletes Performance on proper regeneration techniques. A very important concept in rehab, strength training, and sports performance. Everyone understands how to train now, maybe we can gain an edge by regenerating better than our competition?
Video of the Week
Check out this amazing trick, wonder if he could hit the ball!
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