Rehabilitative Exercise

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on rehabilitative exercise...
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 pain?   Look to your shoulder blade

Rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement or 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.
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?

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.

Get Off the Treadmill

Routine repetitive cardiovascular exercise isn't enough to gain all the benefits of being physically active.

Warning: Consult a Physician Before Beginning Any Program of Physical Inactivity

Warning; Consult a Physician Before Beginning Any Program of Physical Inactivity

More on Eccentric Workouts Versus Concentric Muscle Loading

Researchers studied the strength gains from eccentric workouts.

Spare your knees when you run

Latest research on forefoot landing versus rearfoot landing styles in runners. The mechanical loads shift, but there are trade-offs involved.
Improving hamstring rehab exercises

Improving hamstring rehab exercises

More than thirty years ago I learned valuable movement principles from one of my mentors -Irmgard Bartenieff. She strongly emphasized the need for integrated exercise that involved trunk stabilization. Now new research shows the importance of this approach in hamstring rehab.

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