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ACL Injury Prevention

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sits deep in the knee joint running from the back, outer of the femur(thigh bone) to the front inner of the tibia(shin bone). It acts to control excessive forward movement of the tibia on the femur, and control rotation movements. The hamstring muscles also help to control forward shear of Read More …

Pre-season Injury Prevention Report

• Decreased exercise levels during the off-season lead to: • A deterioration in the load tolerance of our tendons • Reductions in muscle strength, endurance, and power. • Reduced balance and co-ordination via a dampening down of the brain to muscle nerve pathways. • Reduced aerobic fitness • Loss of flexibility Points to Consider with Read More …

The Link Between Cortisol, DHEA and Insulin

As a consequence, excessive carbohydrate intake often leads to excessive cortisol secretion.  There are several causes of adrenal overload or fatigue, but if the gland has to continually produce excess cortisol due to carbohydrate overload, this will contribute. Because DHEA and cortisol act to balance each other, and because there is a finite amount of Read More …

Pregnenolone

Animal studies indicate that pregnenolone is found in the brain in ten-fold larger concentrations than the other stress-related hormones (including DHEA). Pregnenolone is the precursor from which almost all of the other steroid hormones are made; including DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, the estrogens, and cortisol. Despite its powerful metabolites, pregnenolone is acknowledged to be without significant Read More …

The Nature of Chronic Pain – Part II

Following my previous article on Chronic Pain, I wanted to add a little more to the discussion. As mentioned previously, chronic pain deals with many adaptions, layers and body systems, all combining to produce a complex network of issues.  Because this network is complex, it is necessary to set reasonable expectations when dealing with the Read More …