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Aquatic Therapy Symposium in Brazil

The three previous times I went to South America, I changed planes or spent the night in Miami.  This time I was pleased to see there was a 12-hour, non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo.  I took it.  … Continue reading

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Cool in the Pool: Summertime Cross-Training

         Cross-training for your sport in water becomes more and more appealing as the days get hotter during the summer.  You can’t always train in the cool early-morning hours or evening, but you may live somewhere that there simply isn’t … Continue reading

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Alex Rasouli, M.D. – Melding Medicine and Technology

What do you remember about your life when you were five years old?  I remember running around outdoors, squealing with delight as I rolled down grassy hills, and catching dozens of frogs when it rained.  What spine surgeon Dr. Alex … Continue reading

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Meet Sports Orthopedic Surgeon Bert Mandelbaum, M.D.

How many doctors do you know who have spent time with U.S. Presidents?  How many are so excited about sharks that they fly around the world to scuba dive with them?  And how many have been official USA team doctors … Continue reading

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Jason Snibbe, M.D. and the Hottest Topic in Orthopedics

Chances are, if you are under 50 and experience sudden, sharp hip pain, you’ll eventually hear the name Jason Snibbe.  You may go to an orthopedist in New York, San Francisco, Nashville, Vail, or elsewhere, and you’ll find there’s a … Continue reading

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Meet Orthopedic Surgeon, Robert Klapper, M.D.

This starts a new series about the Top Doctors of Los Angeles.  For the past thirty years, I’ve been interacting with doctors in the L.A. area and helping their patients rehabilitate.  The top doctors very quickly rise into view both … Continue reading

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The Early Years with Wilt Chamberlain

This is 2013.  Wilt would have LOVED this year – he loved all things 13.  Today is his birthday and it’s time once again to honor Wilt and tell more stories of the twenty-eight years I hung out with him. … Continue reading

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Bill Funderburk Rows Henley Regatta After Hip Surgery

From 1980 to 1983, Bill Funderburk rowed for Yale in the heavyweight crew boat.  The first seat closest to the coxswain is called “Stroke,” and it was Bill’s job in his junior year to hold that first position in one of … Continue reading

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6 Rules for Rehabbing Hamstrings

Florence Griffith Joyner is the athlete who comes to mind whenever I work with anyone in a pool with a hamstring strain.  Florence was nearly sidelined prior to her huge 1988 Seoul Olympics success with a “pulled” or strained hamstring.  … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Run on Land

When you can’t run on land, you CAN run in the water. And you, like hundreds of skeptical world-class athletes before you, will change your mind about the pool being for sissies once you feel the power of water.  Here … Continue reading

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