The Achilles tendon runs from the calf muscles down to the back of the heel bone (the back of the ankle). Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, usually due to overuse of the area. It is most commonly reported in athletes that are training under less than ideal conditions. Although the prevalence

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1. Start standing on one leg on a stair or curb, with your heel hanging off the back. 2. Gently press your heel toward the ground until you feel a gentle pull along the back of your lower leg. 3. Hold for 30 seconds. 4. Then slowly bend your knee slightly, until you feel the

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New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies, they’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Why not take the opportunity to set your mind on ways to live a full life. Here are some tips on how to develop challenging, lasting and meaningful goals for 2015. Start by asking yourself three questions: What

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Spondylolisthesis  Spondylolisthesis is defined as an anterior displacement of a vertebral body in relation to the segment immediately below.1 There are several types of spondylolistheses, with the most common being spondylolysis of the pars interarticularis, occurring in the young, and degenerative, which occurs in older patients.2 The vast majority of spondylolistheses are found in the

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President John F. Kennedy once said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” The same blood that runs through your body also runs through your mind. If you are sluggish and aren’t active in your daily life,

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Stand with your feet hip-distance apart and your knees slightly bent. Interlace your fingers behind your back. (If your hands don’t touch, hold on to a dish towel.) Breathe in and straighten your arms to expand your chest. Exhale and bend at your waist, letting your hands stretch toward your head. Hold for five deep

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World Spine Day October 16th is World Spine Day.  Each year, people from around the world join together to raise awareness about the importance of spinal health.  This event is a regular part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.  The World Spine Day theme for 2014 is “Straighten Up and Move”.  The emphasis

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Let the sun shine! Just remember moderation. Guidelines for vitamin D intake suggest that a little dab of sun will do you good. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D, but it is also the main cause

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Start on all fours. Prayer- Exhale as you sit back onto heels, lower head, tuck chin and reach arms out. Cat- Inhale as you arch the back up and hollow out abdominals while head remains tucked. Camel- Exhale and lower abdominal and reach chin towards ceiling. Tuck chin and sit back  into Prayer position. Repeat

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This month we focus on what has become a growing problem for our patients – headaches (HA). 90% of all HA are primary HA, usually appearing between the ages of 20 – 40 years old. The most common types of primary HA are migraines and tension-type HA (as printed in the textbook “Evaluation & Management

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