A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on rehabilitative exercise...
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?
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.
Altered Gait and Early Cognitive Impairment Symptoms
Emerging research shows that changes in walking patterns can be early warning signs of dementia. But can someone with altered gait be retrained to walk with ease, elegance and balance, thus preventing cognitive decline?
Another Reason Why Exercise Intensity May Be More Important Than Exercise Duration
A slow, steady workout has lots of benefits, but including intense bursts of heart-pounding exercise adds a further dimension. That's what researchers found when they studied the effect of exercise on memory and cognitive function in older adults.