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Osteopenia/Osteoporosis: Episode 119

Osteopenia/Osteoporosis: Episode 119

October 25, 2020
  • Osteopenia is the early stage of osteoporosis. Both are the loss of bone mass and result in a weakening of the bone leading to increased risk of fracture.
  • Chip Review @ (08:24): Kettle Brand – Parmesan Garlic
  • Trivia question of the week @ (06:03): What is Canada’s most populated city?
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Neuropathy: Episode 118

Neuropathy: Episode 118

October 18, 2020
  • Neuropathy occurs when peripheral nerves are damaged. This can happen for a number of reasons ranging from diabetes, infections, chemo therapy and drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Chip Review @ (08:05): Kroger – Prime Rib & Horseradish
  • Trivia question of the week @ (06:02): Which US state has the most active volcanoes? 
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Upper Trapezius or Levator Scapulae: Episode 117

Upper Trapezius or Levator Scapulae: Episode 117

October 11, 2020
  • The upper trapezius is often getting the blame for neck pain, headache and scapular issues. But the levator scapulae plays an important role in each of those as well.
  • Chip Review @ (08:25): 1 in 6 Carolina Kettle – Down East Carolina BBQ (Thank you Kate)
  • Trivia question of the week @ (06:29): What is the loudest animal on earth?
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Rhizotomy: Episode 116

Rhizotomy: Episode 116

October 4, 2020
  • Rhizotomy is a procedure that has been used for years to treat spasticity, especially in children. In recent years it has been used to help with the treatment of chronic pain resulting from the facet joint.
  • Chip Review @ (09:14): Red Rock Deli – Sweet Chili & Sour Cream (Michael Westover)
  • Trivia question of the week @ (07:23): The New Yardbirds are better known as?
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Fibromyalgia: Episode 115

Fibromyalgia: Episode 115

September 27, 2020
  • Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex condition that can limit all facets of life for a person with it. The exact cause of FM is not fully understood and therefore medical treatments have been slow to develop and those available have varying levels of success.30 Pharmacological treatment is common for FM, however literature is beginning to surface that suggests the effects of physical therapy (PT) management may be as effective or perhaps more effective at reducing the symptoms.31 The effectiveness of PT management is based in large part upon the person with FM buying into the plan of care that unfortunately at times may make symptoms worse.
  • Chip Review @ (16:57): Lay’s Nashville Hot Chicken (Thank you Lizzie and Matt)
  • Trivia question of the week @ (13:14): What is the most densely populated US state?
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  1. Pogatzki-Zahn EM, Englbrecht JS, Schug SA. Acute pain management in patients with fibromyalgia and other diffuse chronic pain syndromes. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2009;22(5):627-33.
  2. Rossy LA, Buckelew SP, Dorr N, Hagglund KJ, Thayer JF, McIntosh MJ, Hewett JE, Johnson JC. A meta-analysis of fibromyalgia treatment interventions. Ann Behav Med. 1999;21(2):180-91

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Myofascial Tools: Episode 114

Myofascial Tools: Episode 114

September 20, 2020
  • This episode is a listen request from Luke. We discuss and comment on specifc evidence related too myofascial tools like foam rolls, Theracane ®, Theragun ® and Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).
  • Chip Review @ (15:36): Deep River – Sweet Maui Onion
  • Trivia question of the week @ (13:25): What are heliotrope and puce?
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Patellofemoral / Patellotibial Ligaments: Episode 113

Patellofemoral / Patellotibial Ligaments: Episode 113

September 13, 2020
  • In this episode: We are discussing the patellofemoral and patellotibial ligaments, specifically the medial patellofemoral ligament. These ligaments functions together to hold the patella (knee cap) in place. They are often damaged when the patella is dislocated or with a sudden twisting of the knee.
  • Chip Review @ (18:24): Snyder of Berlin – Bar B Q (Thank you Lisa Neiley)
  • Trivia question of the week @ (15:28): When was the snowiest recorded year in Denver history?
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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL): Episode 112

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL): Episode 112

September 6, 2020
  • In this episode: Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is injured though either a sharp posterior translation of the tibia or a hyperextension of the knee. It is rarely injured in isolation. Upwards of 95% of PCL injuries occur with another injury.
  • Chip Review @ (13:26): Dang - Thai Rice Chips (Thank you Elsie)
  • Trivia question of the week @ (09:28): Who was the last person on the moon?
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Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL): Episode 111

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL): Episode 111

August 30, 2020
  • In this episode: Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries are rare. It is a round thick ligament on the outside of the knee. There is almost no data surrounding injuries to it in isolation. Even when a horrific injury like a knee dislocation occurs the LCL is often not completely ruptured.
  • Chip Review @ (11:10): Denver Chip Company – Sweet & Spicy      
  • Trivia question of the week @ (09:18): Which Dutch artist painted “Girl with a Pearl Earring”?
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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL): Episode 110

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL): Episode 110

August 23, 2020
  • In this episode: The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a flat ligament on the inside of the knee. It is the most commonly injured ligament with some studies finding that it accounts for up to 10% of all injuries to the knee. Recovery time varies by grade, ranging from 10-60 days on average.
  • Chip Review @ (12:20): Denver Chip Company – Original
  • Trivia question of the week @ (10:43): How many countries does the equator pass through?
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