Should Pain Be A Reason To Stop Therapeutic Exercise Management Of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain?

The burden of musculoskeletal disorders Musculoskeletal disorders are disorders or injuries that affect structures of movement. These biomechanical structures include bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Examples of Musculoskeletal disorders include back pain, neck tension, tendonitis, strains or sprains of muscle/tendon/ligament, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus…

MET NEAT To Help You Control Your Weight

Our bodies are continually expending energy to stay alive even WITHOUT exercising. The basic functions that expend energy include: breathing, circulation of blood, digesting or physical movement. All of which, interestingly, burns calories or kilocalories. This energy expenditure process is called resting metabolic rate. The variables that influence your metabolic rate vary individually involve: age,…

Wolff’s Law & Exercise

“Bone is a dynamic organ, tightly regulated by a multitude of homeostatic controls, including genetic and environmental factors.”1 Wolff’s law = Morphogenesis “Wolff’s law theorizes that repetitive loading of bone will cause adaptive responses enabling the bone to better cope with these loads.”1 “Smaller loads are unlikely to lead to adaptation of morphology. The highest…

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A.C.C.E.S.S. Osteoporosis Risk Factors

“An estimated 50% of Caucasian women and 20% of Caucasian men older than 50 years will experience a fragility fracture in their lifetime.”1 Skeleton Bone is a dynamic living tissue made up of minerals (such as calcium and phosphorus) that undergo continuous remodeling through repeated cycles of bone formation and resorption of bone to keep…