Muscles & Tendons

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Muscles & Tendons...
Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

The soleus is a large calf muscles with a distinct role. Strengthen it to prevent injury, improve running performance, and slow cognitive decline.
What I learned about statins and muscle pain

What I learned about statins and muscle pain

Muscle pain is a common effect of statins. I need to be vigilant that patients who don't respond positively to manual therapy may have a problem with statins.
Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

PRP injections are a new, unproven method for soft tissue injuries. NTT, therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, and nutrition strategies are proven methods.
Connective tissue treatment

Connective tissue treatment

Connective tissue is the master connecting organ of your body - integrating movement, the brain, circulation, immune function, and emotional expression.
Do we really need to drink all that water?

Do we really need to drink all that water?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounces each is good for your ...
Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Touch has a broad spectrum of healing benefits; oftentimes lighter massage techniques trigger these beneficial effects more effectively than deeper methods.
The five new vital signs

The five new vital signs

When you go for your annual physical there are a number of routine "vital signs" that your doctor checks: your ...
Another reason your running slows down as you age

Another reason your running slows down as you age

Tenocyte in its connective tissue web   In another article, I discussed one of the reasons given for ...
Guest article on Trigger Points

Guest article on Trigger Points

A guest article on the significance of myofascial trigger points and how to quiet them down.
Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Once you've injured your muscles or joints, it can be a challenge to return to full activity without further risk. ...
How much protein are you getting in your diet? How much do you need?

How much protein are you getting in your diet? How much do you need?

Adequate protein intake is important to maintaining muscle mass as you age. How much do you need? How much are you getting?
The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

Strengthening your toe muscles is one of the single most important things you can do to prevent falls.
Grip strength is an important component of health

Grip strength is an important component of health

Grip strength is an important health measure that's usually left off of the general physical exam

Nordic hamstring exercises and why you need them

Eccentric training of the hamstrings with Nordic hamstring curls reduces the incidence of hamstring injuries.
Weight training and bone density

Weight training and bone density

Weight training is an essential part of a program to maintain muscle mass and prevent fragility fractures.

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