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Running distance after 35

Running distance after 35

Masters athletes (those more than 35 years old) will slow down. The question is simply the rate. Numerous studies have demonstrated that compared to their inactive counterparts who peak at 35 and begin a rapid decline, athletes have a slower gentler curve, with decline somewhere between 50 and 70 years old (depending on the sport(…)

Cerebral palsy and physiotherapy

Cerebral palsy and physiotherapy

Cerebral palsy is a disorder in which the motor control portions of the brain are damaged in utero, during birth or shortly after birth. Infection, radiation exposure, low oxygenation of the brain and poor nutrition seem to play roles. The underlying cause(s) are still being explored. The rate of CP is generally 2.1-2.4/1000 among western(…)

COPD and respiratory conditioning

COPD and respiratory conditioning

Respiratory conditioning is a controversial area. Some say it cannot be done, others swear by it. Also, the practices of respiratory conditioning are diverse. Everything from diaphragmatic breathing to training at altitude to wearing restrictive training masks are used. As a basic premise, we should acknowledge that evidence exists that one can strengthen all the(…)

Head and Neck Injuries

Head and Neck Injuries

McIntosh and McCory 2005 performed a literature review of head and neck injuries in the sports medicine literature. They surveyed rugby, ice hockey, American football, baseball, soccer, boxing, cricket, horse racing, skiing and snowboarding. One of the major factors that can help prevent head injury was found to be the hardness of a surface. They(…)