Are You Destined For Arthritis? A Review of Ryder et al

A QUESTION   My last post covered the modifiable risk factors for osteoarthritis. My conclusion based on the available evidence was that your best bet to reduce risk of osteoarthritis is to avoid joint injuries, don’t get too heavy and pick a job that doesn’t require a lifetime of heavy lifting, kneeling, squatting, stairs or […]

Can you reduce your risk of osteoarthritis? A review of Richmond et al. 2013

A QUESTION As a physical therapist I see a fair share of people with osteoarthritis. I often hear folks blame themselves for their condition by saying they wore out their knees by running too much, or working too many years in construction. But was it really their fault, or was it their genetic destiny? Like […]

Partner Strength and Conditioning: Pushups

WHY PUSHUPS? Push ups strengthen the entire “anterior chain” including the chest (pec major, anterior deltoid, and triceps), anterior core (rectus abdominus, internal and external oblique and transversus abdominus) and the quadriceps. At a summer camp that I worked at in college there was a challenge to do 3,000 pushups in two weeks. Over the […]