therapeutic exercise

Human movement pattern

Human movement evolution

The human being evoluted from nomad lifestyle with a body designed to walk long distances, to a sedentary lifestyle. The human movement evolution (movement as a need, movement as a sport, problems due to lack of movement), the apparition of compensatory formules for the lack of movement and even the evolution to bipedalism are some of the aspects of this text based on the oral presentation Evolución del movimiento humano de  German Colina y Nicolás Ogues.  This is the result of their research…

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Eccentric Training with the new inertial device EPTE

Eccentric training: rehabilitation and prevention

About eccentric training and prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, Joaquin Calatayud (researcher and doctor in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport) and Jose Casaña (Professor and Doctor of Physiotherapy) wrote this text. Many injuries happen during the eccentric phase of the exercise or in the transition between the eccentric and concentric phase.

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Parents: 2 training programs to face the increasing children sedentarism

Parents and school trainers are worried about the incresing levels of children’s obesity. Sedentarism and the lack of activity has a lot to do with it, but things could change. Two programs stablish a new way to introduce students in sports and reach a minimum level of physical activity. The Daily Mile: an initiative against obesity An initiative in a primary School in Scotland has spread to the rest of the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa and beyond. They did…

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Pain and Brain: how is pain related to the tissue damage and the danger

This Post is based on the book “Explain pain“. Authors: David Butler y Dr Lorimer Moseley. Pain is an unpleasant sensation nobody likes to feel. Precisely, the “fact that it is unpleasant is what makes pain so effective, so essential in life”. Pain advices about the existence of a “pain” before the person who suffers could be damaged. It has a purpose: make the patient move away and avoid the danger. The pain aim would be, for this reason “protection and recovery”.  However, sometimes this…

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The Achilles tendon: Injuries and treatment with percutaneous electrolysis

The Achilles tendon, stretching from the heel bone to the calf muscle, is one of the strongest and longest in the body. It is responsible for the ability to extend the foot and point the toes. On average it is around 15 centimetres long and 6.1 mm in thickness in people aged 10-17 years, 6.3mm in people aged 18-30 years, and 6.9 mm in people aged over 30. It tends to be more flexible in women and the young, and…

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