The Sesamoid Bones

For assorted reasons there are a number of places in the body where muscle in and of itself is not enough to accomplish a given task. The sesamoid bones, like the tendons of the rectus …

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hyperextension of the knee

Stop Hyperextending Your Knees

Just stop. Please. Hyperextending your knees is doing all sort of bad things to your body.  I teach people to walk because of the way I hyperextended my knees. Born with very loose joints, no …

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High Arches and Lower Back Pain

High arches and lower back pain go hand in hand because the arch of the human foot is meant to drop and lift with every step providing shock absorption for the entire skeleton. When the …

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Sleeping and Spinal Decompression

Sleeping and Spinal Decompression There is a great video going around of former astronauts being interviewed about what it was like going into space. They speak about the experience in very cosmic/yogic terms. When astronauts …

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Kids Need a Lot of Sleep

My wife and I have a fairly laissez-faire approach to rules when it comes to parenting — we err on the side of indulgence in most matters. But when it comes to bedtime we are …

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