Sorry for the infrequency of my newsletters the past month or so. Who would have thought that I actually have more free time during the season than I do in the offseason!? Well, that is up for debate, but at least during the season I have many hours on planes, buses, and in hotel rooms.
Some housekeeping items:
- Be sure to check out the website tomorrow as I will be posting a new quick poll to decide what the next series I will work on will be. Topics to vote on include Tendonitis Vs. Tendinosis, Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee, and Internal Impingement of the Shoulder.
- Update on my DVD with Eric Cressey: As many of you remember, Eric and I conducted a 1-day sold out seminar on Testing, Treating, and Training the Shoulder in November. We are in the final stages of the editing phase and hope to have a product available in the next month or two.
Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax, and Pelvis with DVD: An Osteopathic Approach. I actually have the last edition of this text but look forward to getting my hands on the latest edition. This book has good pictures and descriptions of many manipulation techniques. A good guide for the new clinician or one who wants to brush up on their manipulation skills. I know that this was not a big part of my college curriculum. The 3 reviews so far on Amazon sound good.
I am also working on a book chapter for Craig Liebenson’s new book due out later in the year entitled “The Functional Training Handbook.” I’ll have more info when available but looks like it is going to be a great read with a bunch of great contributors like McGill, Kibler, Kolar, Frederickson, Hewett, Falsone, and Crenshaw.
Plays of the Week
- I did an interview with Rachael Lowe of Physiospot. Check it out here.
- Selena Horner has a good post on MyPhysicalTherapySpace.com on the controversy regarding whether a controversy exists regarding classifying low back pain. Sorry, that was a mouthful…
- A nice presentation on the effect of exercise and brain plasticity. Plasticity hbas always been an intriguing area of study for me, I find it fascinating. Thanks Rod.
- Chris Kolba has a good article on mobility training and musculoskeletal health.
- Alwyn Cosgrove has a nice review of Men’s Health’s new Big Book of Exercises. The book sounds good and workout sounds worth trying. Check out the book here – pretty cheap on Amazon. Women, have no fear, there is a Women’s Health version too.
- Be sure to read a classic Michael Boyle article “Does it Hurt?” Good perspective for the rehab specialists.
- Some disappointing research on contrast bath and stretching for post-exercise recovery. We need more research into recovery methods. What recovery techniques do you use that you have seen some evidence for? Reply to this post and share.
- Do sports drinks really work? I guess it depends on what you consider a sport drink, the blur or marketing is starting to take over…
- Do people really think that the Nintendo Wii is good physical activity? I have a Wii, I bowl my butt off (it is way more fun to use actual bowling mechanics than just flicking your wrists…cheaters…). Yes I am burning more calories than when I sit and watch TV, but this is not exercise people! I am getting sick of hearing that the Wii is a great fitness tool.
- The top 10 medical advances of the decade.
- What you need to know about multivitamins.
Video of the Week
Funny video of what happens when you fall asleep, some of these are unreal:
And this is how I feel about winter, though I am not redneck enough to do this:
Photos from Sajego