Batman says you have chronic dehydration

I am sure you are wandering what the heck happened to the title. I shall tell you a brief story about what happened. I was walking around the library when something caught my eye. Your Body’s many cries for water. This got me interested I am there is water everywhere so I turned the cover…

Alternatives to Stretching

So what now science has proven that Stretching does not increase your range of motion? So what do we do now? Do we still continue doing stretching or do we find possible alternatives? This is one of the primary questions since even the physical agent modalities have failed in this part. As such what do…

To Stretch or not to stretch?

Stretching one of the controversial things in sports and rehabilitation. In the past years stretching has been correlated to flexibility one of the core components of physical fitness. For those who are curious there are flexibility, strength, power, speed endurance, balance, coordination, balance and skill. Stretching is primarily controversial these recent years due to having…

Evidence in evidence based approach to treatment

I am sure by now you guys have heard of the word evidence based approach to treatment. This has been going around the internet lately and have been propagating itself through journals especially in social media. The thing is some people actually think that the only studies applicable for evidence based treatments are those studies…

Why choose training organizations that are supported by proper programs?

I have found this quite interesting and troubling at the same time that people just want to have the cheapest training available and also have the best evidence based training. People have yet to realize that evidence based studies at least some of them especially in the rehabilitation field get their money, or at least…

Is strength and stability is pretty much the same?

During seminars I always seem to meet participants who just seem to have shoulder problems. It usually happens during either the upper extremity exercises or even the basic shoulders seminar. Seeing that there is a lack of time and since I need to attend to the other participants since they are not the only participant…

Rest and Ice might be slowing down healing

Have you ever encountered someone got injured what do I do? The usual answer to that is the R.I.C.E protocol. The rest, ice, compress and elevate protocol. Is this really improving the body’s ability to heal itself? This protocol or the “no brainer” response to injury has been questioned a lot throughout the past years…

Understanding PAIN

Have you ever heard of the phrase “men haven’t fully understood one another until they have seen  each  others fist”. This is practically how pain should be understood only those who have fully understood what that pain feels would be able to understand pain and what it is trying to tell you. This is one…

Pain is not the real enemy

The world at the present seem to like picking fights with things that should not be fought. This is pretty much the same with the health care system. The health care system would only nowadays seem to target the loudest things but, not the cause of why that thing is making a noise. Also another…

Posture: the blamed un-guilty one

In the past few days I have happened to recall a memory about a show of a lawyer trying to defend a miss labeled culprit. In this case an innocent person labeled as a culprit of a crime. The show practically showed a lot of underhanded tactics not used in court such as having a…

Versatility of movement

Last week I was called in to pitch in and help in one of the make up’s for one of S.O.M.A.T.I.Cs mentoring session about the lower extremity which was about how to assess and treat the lower extremity. It was one of the most common things to be able to do for a manual therapy…

Seminar: working on rusty skills

I was doing some maintenance on some of my knives. The thing with doing maintenance on the iron clad items is that they get rusty quite frequently and if they are not constantly being maintained they eventually get too rusty and once the blades core gets rusted the blades just end up worthless and break…