Category Archives: Exercise
Chronic Disease Prevention: Muscle vs. Fat, why is it critical?
Baseball Related Arm Injuries: A Possible Solution
Diabetes: A Wake-Up Call! We Can Do Better! Part II
By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Irrefutable evidence supports the importance of physical activity, exercise, and cardiorespiratory fitness in preventing and treating chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes Mellitus, cognitive decline, and many cancers while enhancing the immune system, health span (years healthy free of disease), longevity, and resilience. Eighty […]
Diabetes: A Wake-Up Call! We Can Do Better – Part 1
By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, have Diabetes. Globally, diabetes prevalence has climbed from 108 million in 1980 to 425 million in 2017, with 640 million expected by 2040. (Uusitupa et al. Nutrients, 2019) From 1990-2019, the incidence of type 2 diabetes among people from […]
Sports Injury Prevention: What are the benefits of single-limb exercise vs. bilateral exercise?
Single-limb exercises mean that the individual moves with one limb vs. two limbs—for example, a single-arm curl vs. a double-arm curl. There are many advantages to unilateral exercise training that I will highlight in this article. Benefits of unilateral exercise: 1. Increase motor unit recruitment: There is more significant muscle firing during the unilateral exercise. […]
Try Physical Therapy 1st: Pre-habilitation for Knee Joint Replacement Improves Outcomes and Saves Money
By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become the third most common inpatient surgery in the United States, with 750,000 yearly procedures projected to double in the next decade. (Sloan et al. 2018) There has been a marked increase in the utilization of TKA, estimated to be 600% by 2030. […]
Sports performance: Why is Strength and Rate of Force Development Essential to Run Fast, Jump High, Throw Hard, and Hit Far?
By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC When watching professional athletes play their sport, we marvel at how they effortlessly hit a baseball over 400 feet, throw a baseball a 100 mph, jump over 40 inches to dunk a basketball, and run sub 4.2 sec on the football field. Advancements in strength and conditioning […]
Knee ACL and Lower Extremity Injuries: Can we prevent them in our young athletes? Part I
By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Lower extremity injuries make up 66% of all sports injuries, the knee being the most commonly injured joint. (Med Sci. Sports Exerc. 2002) The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments in the knee that holds the thigh and leg bones together. The ACL ligament […]
Sports performance: Is there a benefit to muscle damage during resistance exercise?
By Dr. John R. Mishock There is a belief that resistance exercises or weightlifting create muscle damage, leading to tightness and limiting function in sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, and others. Does resistance exercise damage muscle? Can the muscle damage be helpful? Resistance training exercise creates micro-damage to the muscle. This muscle damage is […]