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Explaining Mechanics Part 1

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Explaining Mechanics Part 1 by Mike Robles “Mechanics is an area of physics and engineering that deals with the evaluation of forces responsible for maintaining an object or structure in a fixed position, as well as with the description, prescription and causes of motion of an object or structure.”  – Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy (Rasch & Burke 3rd Edition, Copyright …

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Symptom Based vs. Mechanically Based Approach

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Symptom Based vs. Mechanically Based Approach by Mike Robles With Muscle Activation Techniques, we don’t directly go to the site of pain like other modalities. For example, when you get shoulder pain we immediately seek out those that are the shoulder experts and the tunnel vision really kicks in. Sometimes that’s not always the case when all the tests and …

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Force

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FORCE by Mike Robles We can’t see it. We know it exists. It’s inevitable, you have to deal with it. Do we actually respect it? Do we know how much it really influences us throughout our whole lives? If it can be a result of an injury , can it also be used to restore the cause of the injury? When …

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Exercise and Inflammation

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By Michael A. Robles  The subject of inflammation within the exercise industry is anything but straightforward. Inflammation is an umbrella subject that can be broken down in intricate detail by branching off towards other tracks but this focus is to keep the simplicity of the subject involving exercise. If anything, the relationship with inflammation and exercise is a tricky one …

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We need to stop using the term “Core” it’s misleading!

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by Benjamin M Wicks Why I don’t use term “Core” or “Core Stability”. Should we stop using the term “core” all together, especially when discussing back pain?  The words we use to describe certain areas of the body should be used to help explain not to confuse, it seems that over the past decade and more recently people have had a very strange understanding of what …

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Kinesio Tape debunked with simple physics

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by Benjamin M Wicks MS, MATm, CKS, CSNS, RTS, CPT Simple physics will explain why the popular Kinesio Tape cannot mechanically support the joints as claimed. If I hold a dumbbell and move into 90° of elbow flexion, if the dumbbell is 10lbs and my distance from the axis (radial ulnar joint) is 12″ my elbow flexors have to recruit “approximately” …