03.10.2018

#5.0

Table of Contents

In this lecture we present a picture of the general course structure and give a glimpse of what is coming…

In this lecture we present a picture of the general course structure and give a glimpse of what is coming up in future chapters.  As well, we give a brief description of each lecture in Chapter 5: The Upper Extremity/Arm.

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03.25.2018

#5.1

Anatomy of the Arm

In this lecture we simplify the most complex mechanical structure in the body: the upper extremity (the arm). We discuss…

In this lecture we simplify the most complex mechanical structure in the body: the upper extremity (the arm). We discuss the related anatomy and set a foundation for future discussions regarding common ailments, ie: carpal tunnel syndrome.

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03.31.2018

#5.2

Soft Tissue Injury

In this lecture we attempt to explain why something as simple as a soft tissue injury can drive us into…

In this lecture we attempt to explain why something as simple as a soft tissue injury can drive us into a chronic pain state.

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04.09.2018

#5.3

Sugar

In this lecture we take a look at carbohydrates (aka sugar). We discuss the various forms of sugar and  decipher…

In this lecture we take a look at carbohydrates (aka sugar). We discuss the various forms of sugar and  decipher the mystery of the glycemic index.  We differentiate between Types I and II Diabetes and examine the relationship between melatonin and insulin.

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04.19.2018

#5.4

Common Issues of the Upper Extremity/Arm

In this lecture, we expand on the topic of the addictive qualities of simple sugars.  We introduce the term "eccentric…

In this lecture, we expand on the topic of the addictive qualities of simple sugars.  We introduce the term “eccentric contraction” to describe a classic mechanism of soft tissue injury and we discuss some of the common issues that affect the upper extremity.

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