Articles | science & medicine


Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC | December 02, 2020

"The major risk factors for inguinal hernia are male sex, increasing age, and family history. The risk of sustaining an inguinal hernia increases consistently over time, from about 0.25% in late adolescence to about 4% at the end of the seventh decade of life. This corresponds to the gradual weakening of the abdominal wall with aging, particularly in untrained individuals."

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Andrea Signor | September 15, 2020

At 12, my doctors diagnosed me with scoliosis. I had a 36-degree curvature in my lumbar spine and a 15-degree curvature in my thoracic spine – a classic “S” curve. For 23-hours per day for five years I wore a plastic back brace that went from my armpits to my hips to help correct the curve.

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Robert Santana, MS, RD, SSC | September 09, 2020

Fat is a word whose mention is a double-edged sword in today’s society. We love it in our food, we hate it on our bodies. Like most nutrients, it does not suffer from a lack of information, but rather a lack of correct information.  

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Jack Patterson | June 03, 2020

"The purpose of this research is to determine why a vast majority of physical therapists are still practicing methods of strength development with their patients that research and reasoning have suggested are sub-optimal when compared to alternatives."

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John Petrizzo, DPT, SSC | May 20, 2020

This article is intended to serve as a guide for those of you who may be considering having a joint replaced, are training with an artificial joint, or are responsible for the training of someone with an artificial joint.  My hope is that it will provide you with more insight into how the procedures are commonly performed, what to expect during the recovery period, and how you can successfully manage your training after a total joint replacement.

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