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Drop Arm

August 10, 2016

The sudden onset of arm weakness may be caused by a multitude of factors. Acute arm weakness: Arm injury Nerve compression Muscle disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Myasthenia gravis Polymyositis Cerebral palsy Charcot Marie Tooth disease Acute onset of

Functional Restoration

August 4, 2016

A functional restoration program is a recovery program for patients with chronic spine pain. Its design is to increase physical functioning, decrease or eliminate the chronic use of narcotics and/or muscle relaxers, improve pain coping skills, return to an active

The Developing Spine

July 27, 2016

The spine and spinal cord is one of the earliest systems to begin development and the last to be completed after birth. These complex structures within an embryo require a long time for development. In order for the spine to

Hiking

July 18, 2016

Hiking is usually a long vigorous walk in the countryside. Today long-distance hikes are generally undertaking on long paths. These hikes may be either in the countryside or an urban walk. When hiking one usually needs water, some food, rain

Senior Exercise

July 14, 2016

For a senior, any physical activity is better than none. The US guidelines for people over the age of 60 show moderate to vigorous exercise was linked to a 28% decrease risk of dying over a ten-year period compared to

How Did They Get There?

July 11, 2016

Half of the blue footed boobies are found on the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1000 km from the South American continent. Just as you might wonder how the boobies got there you

Jet Ski Injuries

July 8, 2016

Injuries to the neck and back may vary from major trauma where a patient sustains a fracture or dislocation to minor trauma or soft tissue injury. Major trauma requires multisystem evaluation and treatment. Treatment may vary from an orthosis or

2 Books from Dr. Howard Cotler

July 7, 2016

Dr. Howard Cotler noticed a lack of medical books written to help the lay public. Using the knowledge he has acquired over 30 years in practice, he decided to write Accelerated Recovery: How to Recover Your BodyAfter Injury or Surgery and The

Split Decision

July 6, 2016

Making a decision can be difficult. Fear of making the wrong decision can be punishing. Failure to make the correct decision may be due to poor decision-making methodology. A gut instinct can only take you so far in life. In

Ballet

July 5, 2016

Ballet is a performance dance which originated in the 15th century. It subsequently developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. Ballet has a French terminology which requires years of training to learn and master. To become proficient