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Treating Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is chronic swelling caused by a buildup of fluid (lymph) that occurs when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged. Swelling can occur in any part of the body. There is no cure for lymphedema, but it can be effectively treated by a certified lymphedema therapist. With the use of…

Hip Impingement

Hip Impingement

The medical term is femoral-acetabular Impingement (FAI) which anatomically describes the location of this pinching syndrome occurring at the hip joint. See illustration.  The impingement occurs when the femoral head and the acetabulum rub against one another. There are three types recognized: cam, pincer or a combination of the two. While childhood hip disorders and previous…

The Truth about Hamstrings

Anatomy Of the 650 muscles in the human body, the hamstring group (semitendinosis, semimembranosis, and biceps femoris) is one of the more important and complex in the entire body. Anatomically, the hamstrings are considered two joint muscles because they cross both knee and hip joints. Functionally, they strongly influence the entire lower extremity, pelvis and…

Curing G.I.R.D. (Limited Shoulder Rotation)

Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD) is the medical term for limited rotation in your shoulder. It has been identified in many baseball pitchers but in reality it is present in everyone. We all have limited forward rotation in one or both of our shoulders. It is always present in the right shoulder and may also…

IT Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a condition affecting many running and cycling athletes. Symptoms include pain localized to the lateral side of the knee and an inability to run or ride without pain. The syndrome may simply be a result of overuse, but most of the time it is caused by biomechanical issues within the back,…

How to Breathe for Better Cycling

How to Breathe for Better Cycling

Breathing is often taken for granted and we may assume we do it properly during both daily activities and exercise. However, faulty breathing can have a significant effect on health and performance. During cycling, breathing seems simple enough; take in as much air as you can and you’ll perform better. However, the mechanics of breathing can be improved…

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