Sleep and Vitality: Here's What You Need to Know

Humans are the only animal on the planet that intentionally deprive themselves of sleep. Increasingly, our demands of work and the stigma of laziness for those who sleep in, have led to an overall decrease in total sleep across the population in industrialized countries. Our bodies are not equipped to deal with a lack of sleep and a cascade of negative events occur without rest. Lack of sleep can disrupt both mind and body and the consequences can be devastating.

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Posterior Ankle Impingement

Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) is a term that describes pain in the back of the ankle when plantar flexing maximally, and sometimes when dorsiflexing. There are several reasons this can happen and can be a result of a bony process, unfused ossicles (small bones), or soft tissue (muscle/tendon/ligament/capsule).

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Tennis Elbow

Most elbow issues such as tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow are overuse injuries. Ironically, golfers tend to get tennis elbow and tennis players tend to get Golfer’s elbow. There are a number of variables that will predispose you to this type of injury. Suddenly increasing your activity level or changing your grip can set you up for injury. Or, if you are missing range of motion in your shoulder or wrist, your body will find what it needs in the elbow which becomes another form of overuse.

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SI Dysfunction

Don’t rush out to get an MRI, it is probably your SI joint. SI refers to the sacro-iliac joint. This is where your sacrum meets the iliac crest of your pelvis. This joint has a small degree of motion and the pelvis rotates slightly back and forth on the sacrum as you walk. It is common for it to rotate too much and be either anteriorly or posteriorly rotated (tilted) which is known as an SI dysfunction.

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What Is Motion Sickness?

You are on a cruise ship in your room and your stomach starts to rumble. Or maybe you are in a car reading a book in the back seat and get nauseated. Why does this happen? We are not 100% sure but it may be due to what is called the “sensory conflict theory” or “neural mismatch”.

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Pain When Throwing?

Do you get a throbbing pain or a ‘dead arm’ feeling when throwing a ball? Do you getting a snapping sensation that leaves you with soreness? Maybe you have a shoulder impingement. More specifically, an internal impingement.

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