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Can laptops cause pain?

When I was 20, I started to get a sneaking suspicion that my little Apple iBook was actually looking to undermine my health and well-being. This was a hard thing to accept, as I had come to enjoy its ability to connect me to friends, classmates, and all the many social networks available at the […]

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Can a Rolfer be replaced with a foam roller?

Over the last five years, there’s been a huge increase in the awareness of the importance of fascia. The awareness has spread beyond just research institutions and small parts of the health and fitness world (like, say the Rolfing® Structural Integration community) and has spread into personal training regimens, running magazines, crossfit forums, etc. etc. […]

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Harry Potter and pain

I don’t read Harry Potter books, but I happened to stumble across this fantastic quote from JK Rowling in her book Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire.  I have no idea who says it or in what context, but I think it’s fantastic food for thought for those suffering with chronic or recurrent pain. […]

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Why is posture important?

Posture isn’t just an aesthetic concern. Yes, people do judge you based on the way you stand and hold yourself, but that isn’t the only reason it’s important. It’s also important because it shows you how your muscles are working. When muscles in the front of your body are too tight and short, you slump […]

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How wrong are MRI’s?

MRI’s are powerful diagnostic tools. You can see the insides of the body in great detail. But how reliable are they? One doctor gathered 31 pain-free professional baseball pitchers for a study to see what MRI’s would determine about the health of their shoulders. Find out whether the MRIs got on base, knocked it out of the park, or just plain fouled out.

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