A story that was making the news last week was the correlation between grip strength and overall health. While it’s important to remind ourselves of the difference between correlation and causation, perhaps we can use this relationship to help and gauge a client’s health during assessments.
Getting a ‘grip’ on better health – Fliders University
The Achilles tendon is the poster-child of tendon injuries. Here, we talk about the predisposing mechanical factors to Achilles pain and preventative exercises to keep them healthy.
Measures to Strengthen and Prevent Achilles Injuries – Tony Gentilcore
Professionals in our field of work are often overachievers who can’t wait to brush up on the next bit of research, read a book about business, and respond to every opportunity and request. However, as awesome of a practitioner as that makes you, it’s important to mind your own self-care.
Self-care for the Overachiever – Yusra Iftikhar
Here’s one to challenge your brain. We often talk about the importance of variation of movement for optimal health and recovery. However, this strength and conditioning coach has some good rationale on why and when you might want to turn back to specificity and repetition with athletes.
Variation Without Change – Eric Cressey
Two groups of people undergoing surgery – one listens to a blank tape while under anesthetic while the other listens to a tape of positive, therapeutic messages. Read on to find out which group required less pain medication upon waking.