There is a very interesting study that supports the idea that vitamin D deficiency accelerates aging in mice. These two mice are the same age. The mouse on the left has had its vitamin D receptors genetically removed, therefore it cannot respond to vitamin D at all. The mouse on the right has not had its vitamin D receptors removed and is able to respond to vitamin D. The crazy thing is that in the bottom picture, are the same mice 4 months later. The mouse without the receptors has lost all its hair, its skin looks old and it’s organs have aged at a quicker rate. Although this study was done on mice, it is important to note that virtually all mice genes have human homologs, which means that mice genes are closely related to humans genes through ancestral descent.
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SPINE TENSEGRITY- the spine is often described as a stack of blocks but in reality it is a complex Tensegrity structure. Tensegrity is the architectural principle that describes the balance between compression structures (bones, vertebrae in this case) and tension elements (soft tissues- fascia, muscles, tendons) to allow for a structure to remain stable in gravity. The quintessential shape of Tensegrity in nature is the tetrahedron which is a 3D pyramid comprised of multiple Triangle shapes.
As we see in this drawing of The Transversospinales muscle groups, the triangle shape is prominent. Each level of the spine is connected to the next via the triangular lines of pull from each Transversospinales muscle (orange lines represent mulifidus, rotatores). Once you see this shape, the mind can begin to imagine how a “distortion” of a triangle from a muscle spasm on one side causes an uneven pull on multiple vertebrae. This could manifest as what the old osteopaths called “lesions” or chiropractors called “subluxations”. A positional shift of a vertebral motion segment is simply a loss of the Tensegrity balance of The Transversospinales Triangle in this conceptual model. Treating the “tension” elements of the spine including muscles, tendons and fascia via therapy and exercise is an important compliment to facet manipulation in order to allow for the global structure of the spine to remain stable. #anatomylinks #anatomy #anatomia #tensegrity #fascia #chiropractic #chiropractor #osteopathy #spinalmanipulation #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy #acupuncture #massage #muscle #vertebrae #biomechanics #somatherapy #osteopath #yoga #spine #spinalengine #eldoa
💥Patellar Tendon Pain💥
Patellar tendinopathy is characterized by pain at the anterior aspect of the knee, especially near the inferior pole of the patella, that is worsened as knee extensor (quadriceps) demand increases. This condition is more common in males and in sports such as basketball, volleyball, football and tennis as these activities require the patellar tendon to repetitively store and release energy. When the tendon is challenged beyond it's capacity or not allowed sufficient rest, the risk of developing symptoms increases.
Although the development and subsequent rehabilitation of patellar tendinopathy can be frustrating and lead to time off from sport, it does appear as though a exercise, especially a progressive resistance training program can be effective in restoring tendon health. Give these exercises a try and let me know if you have questions.
1️⃣Goblet Pause Squat: the goblet squat can be a good choice for loading the quads and patellar tendon as the placement of the dumbbell causes the trunk to remain more upright, which tends to lead to increased quad recruitment. Also, isometric contractions seem to be very useful in the treatment of tendon pain problems, so adding a pause at the bottom of the motion could help expedite one’s recovery.
2️⃣Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat: this exercise works the quads and the glutes, but is a nice option in that most of the load is supported by the front leg. In the case of patellar tendinopathy, this may allow the individual to more easily isolate the painful leg.
3️⃣Eccentric-Focused Decline Squat - This variation more specifically loads the patellar tendon as compared to a traditional single-leg squat. Make sure to lower down on the painful leg.
📚Malliaras P et al. Patellar Tendinopathy: Clinical Diagnosis, Load Management, and Advice for Challenging Case Presentations. Review article. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015.
📚Rutland M et al. EVIDENCE–SUPPORTED REHABILITATION OF PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY. N Am J Sports Phys Ther. 2010.
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Episode 5: Dream ➡️ Reality 🙏🏾
Acknowledge your truth. Live in your truth. Be comfortable with your truth.
Happy Earth Day 🌏 Chiropractic is the organic health choice. No drugs, chemicals or surgery! 🌿
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Stronger immune system, better performance, less pain, improved body function....these are just a few things chiropractic can help. We’d say it’s a pretty good edge.
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Do you have knee pain, but want to return to workouts? At Physiohaus, we use manual therapy, acupuncture, dry-needling, IMS, taping and current exercise to get you better. Our goal is to get you better ... faster. We are WSIB and MVA certified and can direct bill insurance companies. Physiohaus offers Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy care in a relaxed and professional environment. We are well regarded in the medical community. Free parking behind our building.
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Wise words from a chiropractic legend.
Join us June 8/9 in Toronto for the 20th anniversary of the Chiropractic Awareness Council / Alliance For Chiropractic!
🌎Happy Earth Day!🌍 It’s so important to take care of this planet, it’s the only one we have. I’m very passionate about preserving our environment for future generations. 💙 I’d love to hear what you do to help our planet!! ♻️🌳💚 I’ve stopped using plastic straws and only take reusable grocery bags to the store!
Now, it's time to WAKE UP! But, here are some good sleep posture tips for when you go to sleep tonight or for that mid-day nap we all dream of. Sleep is so important for our wellbeing. Getting enough sleep is essential for recovery, rehydration, and mental function! Sleep tends to be forgotten when we want to improve our health. Don't let that happen. Make and keep sleep a priority. Now, keep these tips in mind when when laying down.
Get a good mattress. Get one that works for you. There are about 125,325,124,546.8 mattresses on the market. Find one that fits you.Sleep with a good suportive pillow that keeps your head in a neutral position. YOU DON"T NEED 4 PILLOWS UNDER YOUR HEAD! Back and side sleeping is best for back pain, but put a pillow under your knees or between them when in those postures. Again, most important, get 7-9 hours of sleep! You deserve it and your body needs it.
Tonight, focus on and be conscious about your sleep posture. Get a good full night of rest. Wake up feeling better tomorrow!
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The morning has been off to a great start, meeting everyone at this year's Bloom event for new and expecting moms hosted by the ladies at Austin Mom's Blog. We're here answering your questions about the benefits of prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care! My favorite topic 🤗😍 .........
We have an awesome neighbor as well! - Dr. Van with Bee Well Pediatrics.