Monthly Archives: November 2016

Turn off that night light!

                                                   (picture of courtesy of  Essential Anatomy App)   Circadian rhythms, the body’s internal clock,  are important in determining human sleep patterns. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow […]

The Respiratory Diaphragm: The body’s most important muscle

The Respiratory Diaphragm ~The most important muscle in our body~ (photo courtesy of Essential Anatomy 5 app.  Must have for anatomy lovers) Why is the respiratory diaphragm the body’s most important muscle? The respiratory diaphragm is our “breathing muscle” and if it stops working, you won’t last too long without a ventilator to breath. Anatomy: […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, limb injury, and Vitamin C: What’s the connection?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, difficult to treat, painful condition usually affecting either an arm or leg after an injury or trauma to that limb.  CRPS is thought to be an exaggerated response by the nervous system to the injury. Who can get it? Anyone can be affected by CRPS, but it […]

Foot mobility: Don’t neglect 25% of your body

Is your training program neglecting 25% of your body? How much time are you spending on foot and ankle mobility? As clinicians assessing foot mobility, here are just a few of the questions we need to ask: 1. does the talus move in the tunnel? 2. is the training wheel (5th Metatarsal) functioning well 3. […]