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Plyometrics and Growth Plates by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:30pm Q: I had a question from a strength coach here regarding plyometric training and young athletes, so I thought I would shoot it off. Currently, these figure skating female athletes are 13 years old. They started with the strength coach here six months ago, working on foundational lifts (squat, clean, snatch, skip rope, jump squats, and some si ... Read on »
A Worry That Forcing The Splits Or Dancing In Pointe Shoes Can Damage Growth Plates by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 2:36pm Parents can worry that the high demands of ballet training can distort or deform young children. Poorly taught turnout, for example, can result in the torqued look of feet turned out, with knees and thighs facing forward, and often with the a little bent. Growth plate damage is not common, but could result from dancing in pointe shoes starting at ... Read on »
Treadmill, Legs, Butt, Abs And A Fracture Growth Plate by Running with Three Boys Posted Sat 20 Jul 2013 9:58am Friday the rain would not stop!  It has been a very rainy summer and it has been sooo frustrating.  I hate to run on a treadmill, but needed to get an hour of cardio in.  Yesterday I ran 20 minutes on the treadmill (10-minute warm-up/10-minute cool down) and did Obstacle Race Circuit .  I will tell you I was one sweaty mess after that work ... Read on »
Medical problems relating to puberty and growth by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 17 Jan 2012 6:31am This article discusses the common types of growth and puberty disorders in children and adolescents. This will be of help to any parents, or children, who are concerned about rates of normal growth and puberty. People come in all shapes and sizes, and in the majority of ca ... Read on »
How Should Children Exercise? by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 22 Feb 2012 12:29am People often write in with questions about raising kids Primally. And you might find this surprising, but the plurality of kid-related questions I receive pertain to exercise. Not food – though I do still receive a lot of questions about feeding kids Primal food, I guess people are finally realizing that babies don’t have to be weaned with grai ... Read on »
Dynamic Warm-Ups, Young Athletes & Your Workout by Laury@TheFitnessDish Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 8:55am Hey Hey Hey! How’s everyone feeling today?? Happy Tuesday Is it bad that I want to  just eat this stuff up for lunch and dinner: I made it happen. When I was out of zucchini pasta…I dug the rest out with a spoon and ate it straight. I am not ashamed in the least. Today I want to talk about something very important. It’s ... Read on »
Acromegaly by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is Acromegaly? Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH). It most commonly affects middle-aged adults and can result in serious illness and premature death. Once recognised, acromegaly is treatable in most patients, but because of its slow and often insidious onse ... Read on »
Pediatric Heel Pain by JYorey Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 12:00am 1 Comment What is pediatric heel pain?  Heel pain is a very common childhood complaint.  This doesn't mean that it should be ignored.  Heel pain is a symptom, not a disease.  This means that the pain is a warning sign that your child has a condition that deserves attention.  The most common cause of pediatric heel pain is a disorder called calcaneal a ... Read on »
Ultrasound as a Therapy by Dr Duncan DC Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm When you mention ultrasound (US) most people think of pregnancy.  That is diagnostic US.  It is a great way to be able to see what is going on inside, like MRI, X-ray, etc…  When you visit a chiropractor and they speak of US it is for an entirely different purpose. Ultrasound therapy is done with a wand device. This device creates sound w ... Read on »
Be Aware by JYorey Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm Here are a couple more potential foot injuries to know about that may become a possibility with your child's increased activity level. Please take note of this information: Ankle fractures: Ankle fractures in the skeletally immature usually involve the growth plates of the tibia or fibula (the two shin bones). They usually occur as a result o ... Read on »