Many people know that I try to do a little more. Excitingly, I was interviewed on the mechanical care forum... a weekly podcast that highlights researchers, clinicans, chiropractors, physiotherapists or anyone that is committed to understanding spine and other joints in the body. This is hosted by Jason Ward, a physiotherapist. Many of the interviewed [...]

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:54+00:00 November 29th, 2015|Chair-care Exercise, Interview|0 Comments

Mathematical Model of Knuckle Cracking

Knuckle cracking - A Model Interestingly, a paper was recently published challenging what we had seen in our PLOS One study. It would seem reasonable that there would be others looking to crack the code on the sound source of a joint pop. It is such a common phenomenon. In their study, they used a [...]

By | 2018-04-01T03:42:47+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Joint sounds, Knuckle Cracking Study|0 Comments

High Level Athletes Appear to Develop Spine Degeneration

Does it come to any surprise that high-level athletes have spine disc degeneration? I found it quite revealing that a paper in BMJ Open Sport and Excercise Medicine [1. Evaluation of spine MRIs in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games ] revealed in a retrospective study that a high number [...]

By | 2018-03-18T16:07:48+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Intervertebral disc, Pain, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sedentary Behavior During Working Hours Leads to Less Activity During Leisure Time

A study involving 210 full-time office workers in the United Kingdom examined levels of sedentary and physical behaviors within and outside of daily working hours and found that most of the subjects spent between 60-68 percent of their working and non-working hours in sedentary postures. Workers spent 71 percent of each workday being sedentary. Workers [...]

By | 2018-02-08T16:16:41+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Ergonomics, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hypermobility and Back Pain – Stability Exercises to Wind Down Pain

Hypermobility is common in the generation of back pain. Research has been revealing this for many years and recently I developed a model to help the patient see what it means to have excessive motion within the spine. Stuart McGill endorses the models I craft because it brings the research to the patients. It helps [...]

By | 2018-01-04T15:55:40+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Back Pain, Research|0 Comments

A Holistic Approach to Ergonomics Would Benefit Workers At-Risk for IVD Pain

The authors of a review [1. The Contribution of Biomechanical-Biological Interactions of the Spine to Low Back Pain] about the interactions between biological and mechanical forces of the spine and how they may contribute to back pain determined that a more helpful ergonomics paradigm in the study of in vivo tolerance limits might be achieved [...]

By | 2017-09-03T17:37:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Ergonomics, Pain, Research|0 Comments