Category Archives: Guest Perspective
Athletes in all sports are constantly looking for an edge. Often, the focus is on increasing speed. The importance of high-intensity training cannot be underestimated, but there are prerequisites. These are part of the MAF Method, allowing athletes to develop a lasting individualized plan to improve fitness — including speed — while also maintaining optimum health.
By Phil Maffetone, DC
What bears don’t know didactically about forces, shock, and kinetic chain, they understand naturally, instinctually, and it is evidenced by the way they move. Bears can stand on two legs, play, pose, and walk as bipeds do, but when it comes to motion involving speed, safety, or…
By Jay Segel, DPM; Sally Crawford, MS; Grace Juriel; and Jason Kraus Continue reading
It’s been a tough few weeks for exercise in healthcare, both on social media and in the literature. A recent systematic review1 has shown it provides little to no benefit for acute low back pain. Then a popular blogger called it ‘snake oil’ and a ‘dirty word.’2 And finally, a discussion on twitter questioned my favorite slogan of ‘you can’t go wrong getting strong.’
By Adam Meakins, BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy Continue reading
Workplace safety, the right to be safe in your workplace and while going about the activities of your work, was certainly a thing before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. However, the pandemic laid bare some of the realities of the workplace that so many of us never even thought about. I’m talking, of course, about Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE.
By Craig J. Hubbard, Inventor/Designer Continue reading
COVID-19 has created a unique situation where demand for traditional athletic training services for those in athletic endeavors has decreased. At the same time, the need for best practices in interprofessional collaboration, upstream primary care triage, and return to activity guidance amidst a healthcare crisis are in high demand. Innovation and redefining of historical practices are creating new opportunities for the…
By David Gallegos, MA, ATC, Cert. MDT Continue reading
The sun is rising as a mass of people gather outside the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan. It is the first day of the Atlantic Humanitarian Relief (AHR) October 2018 Medical Mission. One hundred volunteers from 15 different countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden…
By Windy Cole, DPM Continue reading