Rehabilitative Exercise

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on rehabilitative exercise...
Tendon problems and your brain

Tendon problems and your brain

The brain is invariably involved in chronic tendon problems, and creative treatment solutions are needed.
Got Tight Hamstrings?

Got Tight Hamstrings?

Stretching doesn't necessary help your muscles to become less stiff. But it has an effect on the brain.

Better to Set Modest Goals?

My experience training for a 5K
My Brother-In-Law Keeps a Supply in His Golf Bag

My Brother-In-Law Keeps a Supply in His Golf Bag

Using NSAID's to alleviate the pain of muscle and tendon injuries will get you back onto the field of play sooner but may lead to poorer results in the long run. Here are some alternatives....

Speed Counts

Scientists are now studying how the biomechanics of your gait changes as you age. Awareness of basic movement patterns can help you maintain speed - and health - at any age.
It’s hot and humid out – should I exercise?

It’s hot and humid out – should I exercise?

If you've got a baseline of fitness to begin with, and if you're careful, there are distinct benefits to working out in hot weather.
Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Chris Mallac describes different causes of shin splints and how to respond to each variety.
Rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement or shoulder pain? Look to your shoulder blade

Rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement or shoulder pain? Look to your shoulder blade

Most shoulder problems can be traced back to imbalance of the scapula and the muscles that control and support it. Learn more.

Exercise Changes Pain Modulation in the Brain

A report at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society describes changes in the brain that correlate with reduced pain after exercise in fibromyalgia sufferers.
Proven Link: tension headaches and weak neck muscles

Proven Link: tension headaches and weak neck muscles

Researchers have proven the link between weak neck muscles and headache. Learn a simple exercise that will help strengthen this key area.
Which exercise builds the most muscle mass the quickest?

Which exercise builds the most muscle mass the quickest?

The benefits of the squat exercise for developing muscle mass and practicing alignment control.

Two Things I Learned from My Patient Liz

My experience with Liz reinforced for me the risk of anesthesia, and also reminded me that the brain serves the body, not the other way around.

Feeling Hungry? Actually You’re Thirsty

More on the importance of hydration from acupuncturist Karen Flicker

Confessions in the Gym – or, How to Use Peer Pressure for Your Benefit

"Peer pressure" seems like a useless vestige from middle school. As adults, we should strive to live for our own values, driven by our own personal motivations. But what if you could use peer pressure to your advantage?

Latest Medical Research

Latest medical research of interest.

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