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Archive for May 2008

Back on Course

Spring has sprung and it’s time, once again, to face the fairway, but not until you face some facts that will improve your game and help prevent injuries on the course.

The lower back, wrist and elbow account for 80% of all injuries sustained by golfers. Like most sports, golf recruits muscles from nearly every part of your body (see diagrams); This is why the importance of a comprehensive exercise program cannot be ignored, and why your participation in one is mandatory.

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Written by Brooks Juneau

May 25, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Posted in Back, Sports

In Celebration of Our Patient’s Success – No Longer on the Back Burner

It seems almost second nature for mothers to put everyone else’s needs before their own. Wendy Kiefer is no exception to that rule. For over 20 years, Wendy suffered with constant, and often severe, pain.

“When you’re a mom, you take care of yourself last, so it just got progressively worse. I did window treatments for a living; cutting, sewing, measuring, and installing. It took a real toll on my back.”

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Written by Brooks Juneau

May 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Back to Reality: Dispelling the Myth

Most women just do not have the genetic potential to cultivate the bulky muscles often associated with bodybuilding. That type of muscle development requires the male hormone, testosterone. While women do have some testosterone in their system, it is not enough to support such growth. An intense program of excessively heavy weight training may help produce bulkier muscles, but only when accompanied by steroids and other artificial means. In fact, if heavy lifting alone resulted in bulky muscles, we would see more moms walking around with bulging biceps from bearing their bundles of joy.

Reality Check: The benefits of weight training, for women (and men), cannot be ignored or underestimated.

  • Increases metabolic rate Enhances & restores bone density Improves balance and coordination
  • Decreases the risk of: Obesity, Heart Disease, Arthritis Type II Diabetes, and Depression
  • Enhances self esteem / body image Improves immune function

Written by Brooks Juneau

May 25, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Posted in Exercise

Physical Therapy: Q & A

Written by Brooks Juneau

May 25, 2008 at 3:41 pm