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THE IMPORTANCE OF TIBIALIS ANTERIOR MUSCLE

FUNCTION It’s responsible for extending the foot (lift the tip) and supine it (lift the inner edge), therefore it will be an important “anti-pronator”. CURIOSITIES It is a muscle that activates more than normal by climbing slopes so that we don’t hit the toes against the ground (concentric contraction), and it is activated even more by going down slopes (eccentric contraction). INJURIES It occurs mainly in runners. Excessive use of tibialis anterior can produce muscular contractures that cause more muscular…

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THE MYSTERY OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

This publication is a summary of the documentary about the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease, unfortunately, I couldn’t find the video in English version but I leave the Spanish version as I consider it a very interesting documentary to see. STUDY The study was conducted in nuns between 80 and 107 years old. The study consisted of doing memory tests and continuous evaluation of its evolution for years. TRACING Most of the nuns agreed to donate their brain after their death…

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SIX FUN PHYSIO EXERCISES THAT WILL STICK

1) “Cockfight” game  It is a game aimed at children 8 years or older. Students here should be placed in pairs, squatting and facing each other. As soon as the physio gives the signal, the children should start to dump and, at the same time, push with their hands trying to knock each other down. You can only use your hands to pull yourself down. This game is aimed at improving coordination and strength. ¨A funny way to do this is…

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THE BENEFITS OF YOGA IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

An overview of yoga What is yoga? Yoga means union in Sanskrit – the sacred language of Buddhism in Hinduism. It has been around for more than five thousand years. The aim of yoga practitioners is and has been, to create harmony between the body and the soul. Many people associate yoga with dexterous physical postures.  This form of yoga is referred to as asanas. These postures benefit the body in many ways. These include: Tone the body. Improve physical…

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THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT

“The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes, and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise.” 7.3 million American couples have trouble conceiving or carrying to term, 49% increase since 1988, the biggest increase has been among women under 25 years old. In 1999, 1 in 500 kids had autism. Today it’s 1 in 88. The growth of many diseases has…

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¿CUÁN EFECTIVO ES EL AUTO-MASAJE CON UNA BOLA DE TENIS PARA LA CIATICA?

I’m sure that almost all of us have used a self-massage ball, but few of us know how to use it in cases of injuries, for example in sciatica, if you have a sciatica of muscular origin, and you have put the massage ball under your buttocks YOU MADE A BIG MISTAKE WHAT IS SCIATICA?  Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back.This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the…

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HEALTH PROPERTIES OF CARROT OIL

The carrot is a vegetable with beneficial properties for both beauty and health. In recent years it has become a popular ally for rapid and natural tanning. However, according to studies performed also improves the mood, avoids depression and anxiety. What are the properties of carrot essential oil? It’s a natural bronzer. Its high content of vitamin D makes it an unparalleled resource for tanning quickly and naturally. Nourishes, repairs skin, and hair. To enhance its effect the best way…

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FED UP- THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY

I ran across the documentary Fed Up today. It is a film that investigates the food industry’s influence on U.S. dietary guidelines and the resulting impact on the health of Americans. According to the documentary, many diseases can be attributed to the amount of SUGAR we consume on a daily basis. The amount has increased dramatically in less than 40 years and so have heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Sugar is added to everything – ketchup, pasta sauce, salad dressing, breakfast cereals, juice and…

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DOES CUPPING THERAPY REALLY WORK?

I admire how easy it’s to propose therapeutic treatments. It’s tremendously simple to attribute mechanical effects to mechanical actions. Infallible to “validate” theoretically what one wants. Absolutely what one wants … uncritically, of course. Once again, the mayor showcases therapies worldwide with the sole rigor of “the best elite athletes”, put in the mouth of all the latest therapies, this time with suction cupping therapy, nothing new. In truth, it would be of little importance if it were something new,…

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NUTRITION SPORTS INJURY AND PHYSIOTHERAPY

Nutrition plays an important role in healing after sports related or other injuries. In many treatment schedules after such injuries, it is common to prescribe medications and physiotherapy but not many clinicians remember to refer the patient to a dietician for nutritional advice. When used in conjunction with other treatment measures, the right food will help in many ways that include: Faster healing Reduced morbidity Reduced complications Saved money Below are some common injuries and the foods that can aid…

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