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New ebook on knee pain! ‘Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome’

Finally, a major announcement! I’ve co-written the 2nd Edition of an ebook about Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome — a common knee pain condition also known as “runner’s knee” — with Paul Ingraham of PainScience.com!

The book explains and discusses the condition in great detail, including every imaginable self-treatment option and all the available scientific evidence.

I’m very proud to have contributed to this ebook. There’s definitely a need for well written science translation, especially when it comes to common, confusing pain conditions like this. Continue Reading

Updates — big changes coming!

I'm gonna be a scientist!

I’m gonna be a scientist!

Once I blogged every few weeks. Now it seems like every few months. Why?

Only two posts ago — which was actually seven months back — I explained what I was up to. Basically, transitioning from a full time clinician to a full time researcher.

For those of you who may be wondering, here are some updates, and some big things to come…Continue Reading

Land like a dancer — prevent injuries?

Check out the following video from NYU Langone’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries (HCDI).

I think there may be some merit in the ideas proposed in this video. In other words, it confirms my biases! I’ve blogged years ago about how “neuromuscular training“, as it’s usually named, has been shown to prevent injuries, and research continues to mount in its favor.Continue Reading

What have you been up to lately Tony? Good question…

how I feel

how I feel

I’m probably the only person who notices, but I’ve been pretty absent on this blog for a while.

Maybe, just maybe, I have some followers who have actually noticed that my last post was back in early November, and for months before that my posts were quite infrequent. Let me explain… and also give you something to look forward to!

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Nutrition and Supplement Questions? Just Examine.com It

Nutrition and Supplement Questions? Don't ask me, ask them.

Nutrition and Supplement Questions? Don’t ask me, ask them.

I’m often asked about nutrition and sports supplements. It could be someone interested in the health benefits of a particular food, or a young dancer trying to find something to give them a competitive edge.

They’re always reasonable questions and I’m very interested in this topic myself, but I’d rather not write much about it. Nutrition is not my area of expertise, I’m skeptical of trendy diets and health gurus, and I keep my recommendations pretty simple. I just think a lot of it is nonsense.

Lucky for me, I don’t have to write about it. Instead, there’s another website that I’m not afraid to endorse on the topic (and I’m not alone). No, it’s not some next level guru – some trendy fool with clever catch-phrases, overly-simplistic answers, and questionable promises. In fact, it’s the lack thereof that’s earned my trust.Continue Reading