Ankle Sprains: Rice, Police, Meth, or Mice

  ANKLE SPRAINS ARE COMMON especially among athletes and especially among athletes who have a long second toe known as Morton’s Toe. It has nothing to do with the length of the second toe. If you bend the toes under with your hand, you will note that the knuckle...

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How is Your Chassis Holding Up?

  IN 1981 BONNIE PRUDDEN was invited to speak at the Florida Hospital (now Advent Health) in Orlando, Florida. Following her lecture / demonstration she invited her audience to participate in a question and answer period. As the two hour session was ending a hand...

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Get Up, Get Out, Start Moving

“Muscles respond to physical activity by relaxing.” —Bonnie Prudden “The best way of offset tension is with physical activity.” —Bonnie Prudden   IT’S ABOUT TIME! Really, it is long past time. If you’ve been sitting, texting, lounging, or being a potato of some kind...

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Exercise Gadgets Galore: Beware

  LONG AGO WE walked to school, to work, to the store, library, playground, train, and to the bus. We used our bikes, scooters, skates, and sleds. And the weather didn’t matter. We ran, skipped, jumped rope, kicked the can, and played hop scotch. For the most...

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Ready, Set, Splash!

  BIKINI TIME! Or at the very least bathing suit time is upon us. And whether you walk, duck, run, jump or dive into that watery bliss, it is time to get ready. FIRST THE POOL If you have a pool, think about draining it before it gets too hot and then decorating...

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Ignaz Semmelweis and Jonas Salk

SEMMELWEIS AND SALK were two great men of vision, passion, and ideas – and as such were mocked and persecuted. Both played an important part in our world of today. The Cry and the Covenant, by Morton Thompson In 1850 Dr. Semmelweis saved lives with just three words:...

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Doorway Gym for Every Age

  STUCK AT HOME? Gym closed? Wondering how to get in shape or keep in shape? Wondering how to keep the kids busy and in shape? Homeschooling? In schooling? CONSIDER THE DOORWAY GYM. Advantages: Everyone has a doorway. Can be used by any age and ability. Easy to...

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Whiplash

  Lucky are those who escape a seemingly innocent fender bender or bumper thumper without a whiplash. Simply defined, whiplash is the injury resulting from a sudden force causing the head to go forward and backward – usually following a rear impact – while in a...

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The Knees Between

  THEY SAY “the legs go first.” The ‘’THEY SAYERS” are usually athletes and what “They” usually mean is that the knees hurt and no longer work the way they used to. Note the number of ‘They Sayers’ who star in TV commercials touting coppering, bracing,...

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