Hallux Valgus

Bunion Basics: Causes, Effects and Potential Correction of This Common Problem

Bunions are common, but not inevitable. Knowing what contributes to their development can help you halt and even prevent this painful condition.

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Windlass mechanism

Why Happy Feet Need the Windlass Mechanism

Even if you don’t know what the windlass mechanism is, you better hope your body is properly activating it. If it’s not, you could be plagued with a host of problems and pain. Find out more!

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The Story of the Human Body

Why We’re Living Longer but Getting Sicker

Most of us don’t sit around thinking about the human body’s evolution. And that’s a main reason we’re living longer but suffering ill health along the way. At least that’s the reason outlined by Harvard University evolutionary professor Daniel Lieberman, who puts it all on the table in his book The Story of the Human Body. He outlines how modern man typically mistakes comfort for well-being, and many of the things that make us comfortable are also eroding our health.

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Individualized Instruction

Pilates Alleviates Common Injuries Suffered by Musicians

A career as a classical musician comes with many rewards, but optimum physical health is generally not one of them. For example, surveys of symphony members found between 64% and 76% suffer from complaints of the arms, neck, and/or shoulders. Repetitive motions, awkward positions, and excessive force, can all lead to pain and injury, which can hinder performance and potentially cripple or destroy a musician’s livelihood and quality of life.

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