Show Notes for Friday August 19, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Cervical Joint Manipulation and Motion Palpation
  • And Finally, a Story about Neck Pain and Static Neck Flexion

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #561 recorded August 19, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0561.mp3

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

 

Cervical Joint Manipulation and Motion Palpation

The aim of a recent study was to determine the effect of cervical posture manipulation, based on passive motion analysis (MBPMA) and general mobilization, on cervical lordosis, forward head posture (FHP), and cervical ROM in university students with problems in cervical posture and range of motion (ROM).

The Subjects were 40 university students in their 20s who displayed problems in cervical posture and ROM; they were divided into an manipulation, based on passive motion analysis group and a mobilization group.

The study concluded that manipulation, based on passive motion analysis can be utilized as an effective method for decreasing FHP and improving cervical lordosis and cervical ROM.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4483451/pdf/jpts-27-1609.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Neck Pain and Static Neck Flexion

Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder, especially among skilled workers who must keep their necks in a flexed position frequently during the day.

A 2015 study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, investigated changes in cervical flexion-relaxation phenomenon parameters after sustained neck flexion.

The participants were 40 healthy subjects grouped by gender (20 females, 20 males). They were exposed to static neck flexion at the full angle of cervical flexion for 10 min.

Each subject underwent three trials of cervical flexion and re-extension before and after this period. Differences in onset and cessation angle of flexion-relaxation phenomenon, maximum neck flexion angle, amplitude of neck muscle activation and flexion-relaxation ratio were evaluated.

It was concluded that 10 min of static flexion results in a delay in flexion-relaxation phenomenon and a shortened silence period. Also the cervical erector spinae muscles are required to be active longer and generate more activity.

These neuromuscular changes may be a risk factor for neck pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(15)00209-0/fulltext

 

 

 

 

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The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”
– Debbi Fields

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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Show Notes for August 12, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • The Aging Brain and Physical Activity
  • And Finally, a Story about Radiographic Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Ups

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #560 recorded August 12, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0560.mp3

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

The Aging Brain and Physical Activity

Physical activity (PA) can be neuroprotective and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

In assessing physical activity, caloric expenditure is a proxy marker reflecting the sum total of multiple physical activity types conducted by an individual.

A recent study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease to assess caloric expenditure, as a proxy marker of Physical activity, as a predictive measure of gray matter (GM) volumes in the normal and cognitively impaired elderly persons.

Higher energy output, from a variety of physical activity types, was associated with larger gray matter volumes in frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes, as well as hippocampus, thalamus, and basal ganglia.

High levels of caloric expenditure moderated neurodegeneration-associated volume loss in the precuneus, posterior cingulate, and cerebellar vermis.

The study concluded that increasing energy output from a variety of physical activities is related to larger gray matter volumes in the elderly, regardless of cognitive status.

Discuss all Exercise related questions with your Qualified Healthcare Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4927887/

http://nyti.ms/23ea8Iv

 

 

Radiographic Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Ups

Disease flares are common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are related to structural damage. However, few data on the impact of flares reported by patients on radiographic progression are available.

The aim of a recent study published in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy, was to investigate whether overall flares (OF), self-reported flares (SRF) and short flares assessed at the visit (SF) predict radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis patients in DAS28 (28-joint disease activity score) remission.

The study concluded that overall flares and self-reported flares are predictors of structural damage.

Flares assessed at the visit, short flares, do not impact on radiographic progression as they might underestimate the actual number of flares.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/865098_1

 

 

 

 

 

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The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
– Vidal Sassoon

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for August 5, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Trunk Stability and Sports-related testing protocols
  • And Finally a Story about the Role of Core Stability and Function

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #559 recorded August 5, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0559.mp3

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Trunk Stability and Sports-related testing protocols

Trunk/core stability is considered a key component of training programs, because it could contribute to prevention of low-back and lower-limb injuries and to sports performance.

Based on the specificity principle, sports-related trunk stability tests would be required in elite sports performance. However, there may be some generic qualities underlying trunk stability that can be assessed with nonspecific protocols, which are broadly used in sport and rehabilitation.

To assess whether specific tests are needed in a high-performance context, the authors of a study published in the journal Gait and Posture, analyzed the influence of specialization in sports with large but qualitatively different balance control demands (judo and kayaking) on trunk stability and compared high-performance athletes with recreational athletes without a specific training history.

The study concluded that specific-sport training induces specific trunk stability adaptations, which are not revealed through nonspecific tests.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.gaitposture.com/article/S0966-6362(16)30106-0/pdf

 

 

 

Role of Core Stability and Function

A study in the journal Sports Medicine looked at the importance of function of the central core of the body for stabilisation and force generation in all sports activities is being increasingly recognised.

‘Core stability’ is seen as being pivotal for efficient biomechanical function to maximize force generation and minimise joint loads in all types of activities ranging from running to throwing. However, there is less clarity about what exactly constitutes ‘the core’, either anatomically or physiologically, and physical evaluation of core function is also variable.

‘Core stability’ is defined as the ability to control the position and motion of the trunk over the pelvis to allow optimum production, transfer and control of force and motion to the terminal segment in integrated athletic activities.

Core muscle activity is best understood as the pre-programmed integration of local, single-joint muscles and multi-joint muscles to provide stability and produce motion.

This results in proximal stability for distal mobility, a proximal to distal patterning of generation of force, and the creation of interactive moments that move and protect distal joints.

Evaluation of the core should be dynamic, and include evaluation of the specific functions (trunk control over the planted leg) and directions of motions (three-planar activity). Rehabilitation should include the restoring of the core itself, but also include the core as the base for extremity function.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00007256-200636030-00001

 

 

 

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
– Ray Kroc

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for July 29, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Kinesio Taping and Chronic LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about LBP and Reliable Core Stability Assessment Battery

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #558 recorded July 29, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0558.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

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And Now for some news ….

 

Kinesio Taping and Chronic LBP

The aim of the study published in the journal Spine, was to investigate the effectiveness of Kinesio taping application on pain, functional disability, and trunk flexion range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (chronic NSLBP).

Kinesio taping is a therapeutic tool used for treatment of chronic NSLBP. However, there is little scientific evidence that describes its clinical efficacy.

Forty-four patients with chronic NSLBP were randomized into experimental group and placebo group. The experimental group was treated with Erector Spinae Taping, whereas the placebo group was treated with placebo taping.

The study concluded that Kinesio taping reduces pain and disability and improves trunk flexion ROM after 2 weeks of application. However, these effects were very small to be considered clinically relevant and meaningful when compared with placebo taping.

Surf to our Show Notes for links –

http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2016/07150/Effect_of_Kinesio_Taping_on_Pain_and_Functional.2.aspx

 

 

LBP and Reliable Core Stability Assessment Battery

The objective of a study published in the journal Spine, was to examine the intra-rater (test-retest) reliability of the core stability related tests and to develop a reliable core stability assessment battery.

Studies suggest that core stability exercises may improve function and decrease pain in patients with nonspecific low back pain (LBP). Reliable clinical tests are required to implement adequate rehabilitation and to evaluate results of these interventions.

The results of the study indicated that the partial curl-up test (strength), side bridge and trunk flexor tests (endurance), sit-and-reach test (flexibility), single-legged hop, and lateral step-down (functional), unilateral stance test with eyes open (motor control) had very high intra-rater reliability.

A core stability assessment battery involving these tests can be used in patients with nonspecific LBP to assess all components of core stability.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2016/07150/Developing_a_Reliable_Core_Stability_Assessment.6.aspx

 

 

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
 – Robert Kiyosaki

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for July 22, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Physical Exercise and Brain Health
  • And Finally, a Story about Gluteal muscle activation during running in females

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #557 recorded July 22, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0557.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

 

 

Physical Exercise and Brain Health

A study recently published in the Journal of Physiology looked at the various types of exercise and its relationship to the health of the brain.

Aerobic exercise, such as running, has positive effects on brain structure and function, such as adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) and learning.

Whether high-intensity interval training (HIT), referring to alternating short bouts of very intense anaerobic exercise with recovery periods, or anaerobic resistance training (RT) has similar effects on AHN is unclear.

In addition, individual genetic variation in the overall response to physical exercise is likely to play a part in the effects of exercise on AHN but is less well studied.

The study’s conclusion suggest that physical exercise promotes AHN most effectively if the exercise is aerobic and sustained, especially when accompanied by a heightened genetic predisposition for response to physical exercise.

As always, discuss all exercise related questions with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/JP271552/abstract

http://nyti.ms/20DxlNA

 

 

Gluteal muscle activation during running in females

Hip and knee joint motion in the transverse and frontal plane during running may increase patellofemoral joint stress and contribute to the etiology of patellofemoral joint pain.

The authors of a study published in the journal Clinical Biomechanics, evaluated the association between these kinematics and the magnitude and timing of gluteus medius and maximus activity during running in females with patellofemoral pain.

The authors also compared the magnitude and timing of gluteal muscle activity during running between females with and without patellofemoral pain.

Females with patellofemoral pain demonstrated delayed and shorter gluteus medius activation than females without knee pain during running.

The magnitude and timing of gluteus maximus activation was not different between groups. Greater hip adduction and internal rotation excursion was correlated with later gluteus medius and gluteus maximus onset, respectively.

The study concluded that neuromuscular control differences of the gluteal muscles appear to exist among females with patellofemoral pain during running.

Interventions to facilitate earlier activation of these muscles may be warranted among females with patellofemoral pain who demonstrate altered running kinematics.

As always, discuss all exercise related questions with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268003311000611

 

 

 

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When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
– Audre Lorde

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for July 1, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Exercises for the Torso in Standing Posture
  • And Finally, a Story about Abdominal muscle activation increasing lumbar spinal stability

 For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #555 recorded July 1, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0555.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

Exercises for the Torso in Standing Posture

The purpose of a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, was to document the muscle activity, spine motion, spine load, and stiffness during several movement-based or “functional” exercises and to assess the effect of technique change.

Exercises included a walkout in the sagittal plane that compared an upright form against a wall with those performed on the floor, overhead cable pushes, lateral cable walkouts, the good morning exercise, and the bowler’s squat.

Generally, muscle activation levels were quite modest even though the tasks were quite strenuous in many cases. Even though similar joint moments were required in different exercises, the pattern of activity between muscles was different.

Abdominal bracing increased spine stiffness at the expense of more spine load. Thus, muscle activity seems to be constrained in “functional” exercises.

Therefore, maximal muscle activity is observed during single-plane tasks, but muscle activation levels were constrained during functional tasks. Thus, strength training muscles may not help in “functional multiplanar” tasks.

These data can be used to assist decisions regarding the selection of exercises, specifically choices regarding the starting challenge, progression, exercise form, and possibly corrective technique for those who have spine concerns, or those simply looking for performance enhancement.

As always, discuss all Exercise Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2009&issue=03000&article=00015&type=abstract

 

Abdominal muscle activation increases lumbar spinal stability

Antagonistic activation of abdominal muscles and increased intra-abdominal pressure are associated with both spinal unloading and spinal stabilization.

Rehabilitation regimens have been proposed to improve spinal stability via selective recruitment of certain trunk muscle groups. This biomechanical analytical study, published in the journal Clinical Biomechanics, addressed whether lumbar spinal stability is increased by such selective activation.

Spinal stability increased by an average factor of 1.8 with doubling of intra-abdominal pressure. Forcing at least 10% activation of obliques or transversus abdominis muscles increased stability slightly for efforts other than flexion, but forcing at least 20% activation generally did not produce further increase in stability. Forced activation of rectus abdominis did not increase stability.

The study concluded that based on analytical predictions, the degree of stability was not substantially influenced by selective forcing of muscle activation.

This casts doubt on the supposed mechanism of action of specific abdominal muscle exercise regimens that have been proposed for low back pain rehabilitation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21571410

 

 

 

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
– Buddha

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for June 24, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Exercises to Activate the Deeper Abdominal Wall Muscles
  • And Finally, a Story about Gut Microbes Probiotics and Autism

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #554 recorded June 24, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0554.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

 

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

 

 

Exercises to Activate the Deeper Abdominal Wall Muscles

The abdominal wall is a prime target for therapeutic exercises aimed to prevent and rehabilitate low back pain and to enhance performance training.

A study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, examined the “Lewit,” a corrective exercise prescribed for several purposes, which is performed lying supine in a crook-lying position and involves forceful breathing.

Muscle activation and lumbar posture were compared with bracing the abdominal wall (stiffening) with robust effort and “hollowing” (attempting to draw in the wall toward the naval) with robust effort.

Eight healthy male volunteers with 6 channels of electromyography were collected by means of surface electrode pairs of the rectus abdominis, external oblique, and internal oblique (IO) together with lumbar motion.

The Lewit exercise caused higher muscle activity in the deeper abdominal wall muscles, in particular the internal oblique and by default the transverse abdominis were activated at 54% maximum voluntary contractions (MVCs) on average and 84% MVC peak with no change in spine posture to maintain the elastic equilibrium of the lumbar spine.

The Lewit is a deep oblique muscle activation exercise, and the activation levels are of a sufficient magnitude for training muscle engrams.

This information will assist strength and conditioning coaches with program design decisions where this corrective abdominal exercise may be considered for clients who elevate the rib cage during strength exertions, or for clients targeting the deep obliques.

Surf to our Show notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2014/03000/Exercises_to_Activate_the_Deeper_Abdominal_Wall.32.aspx

http://www.stack.com/a/lewit-exercise

 

Gut Microbes Probiotics and Autism

Maternal obesity during pregnancy has been associated with increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in offspring. Here, we report that maternal high-fat diet (MHFD) induces a shift in microbial ecology that negatively impacts offspring social behavior.

Social deficits and gut microbiota dysbiosis in MHFD offspring are prevented by co-housing with offspring of mothers on a regular diet (MRD) and transferable to germ-free mice.

In addition, social interaction induces synaptic potentiation (LTP) in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of mothers on a regular diet, but not maternal high-fat diet offspring.

Moreover, maternal high-fat diet offspring had fewer oxytocin immunoreactive neurons in the hypothalamus.

Using metagenomics and precision microbiota reconstitution, we identified a single commensal strain that corrects oxytocin levels, synaptic potentiation, and social deficits in MHFD offspring.

The authors’ findings causally link maternal diet, gut microbial imbalance, ventral tegmental area plasticity, and behavior and suggest that probiotic treatment may relieve specific behavioral abnormalities associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(16)30730-9?_returnURL=http%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0092867416307309%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

 

 
This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com.  If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link and Yahoo links.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site.  For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


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