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What are tonic and phasic muscles (and why should I care)?

Understanding tonic and phasic muscles Tonic and phasic muscle theory originated in the late 1960s with Dr. Vladimir Janda, a Czech neurologist and physiotherapist.  Using electromyography (EMG), Dr. Janda found that some muscles are practically always active and seemingly resistant to fatigue, while others fatigue easily and are only active when deliberately called upon. Dr.…

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Hip health: Preventing, preparing for and recovering from hip replacement surgery

Hip health: Preventing, preparing for and recovering from hip replacement surgery

Healthy Hips Hip replacement surgeries are on the rise in the USA and Canada, with more than 360,000 being performed in the two countries annually (and rising). That’s an alarming statistic, one that no doubt correlates to an aging population prone to arthritis but also to overly sedentary lifestyles that have many of us sitting…

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Standup paddle boarding and Pilates—Yes, Pilates!

Standup paddle boarding and Pilates Athletes of many different sports practise Pilates & Movement with me in order to improve their performance. Golfers, tennis players, skiers, runners, swimmers, and baseball and volleyball players have found value and improvement in their given sports after a short time of cross training with Pilates. Pilates 101 An integrative…

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