Podcast #30: Running your heart out ?

podcast link: 

http://thegaitguys.libsyn.com/podcast-30-running-your-heart-out

iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gait-guys-podcast/id559864138

Gait Guys online /download store:

http://store.payloadz.com/results/results.aspx?m=80204

other web based Gait Guys lectures:

www.onlinece.com   type in Dr. Waerlop or Dr. Allen  Biomechanics

Today’s show notes:

Neuroscience Piece:

1. Nanosponges could soak up deadly infections like MRSA from your bloodstream
http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/15/4225834/nanosponges-kill-deadly-bacteria-mrsa-clinical-trial

2. iPhone-controlled bionic hands allow father to hold daughter’s hand for first time since accident
http://9to5mac.com/2013/04/15/iphone-controlled-bionic-hands-allow-father-to-hold-daughters-hand-for-first-time-since-accident/

3. The science behind Obama’s BRAIN project.
http://blog.brainfacts.org/2013/04/the-science-behind-obamas-brain-project/#.UXQraILeb8g

4. Blog reader asks:
I’ve noticed that I’m developing some calluses – on the outside of my big toes. They don’t hurt normally but if I walk for awhile or run a few miles, those (I’m assuming) calluses really starts to ache. Any suggestions for what I can do to help with that?

5. FACEBOOK readers asks:
Hello, I am new to “The Gait Guys,” and was wondering if you have done any blogs about Morton’s Neuromas and bunion treatments. I’m looking for ways other than surgery to fix this ailment. I would love to be able to run and exercise again. Thank you.
Jared

6. What Cardiologists Tell Their Friends

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/cardiologists-tell-friends-134500478.html
“Go easy with the exercise”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22953596

Mo Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;109(4):312-21.

Cardiovascular damage resulting from chronic excessive endurance exercise.

7. Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=168974
By Steven Reinberg

8. Shoes:

9. Runners Can Improve Health and Performance With Less Training, Study Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531102205.htm

10. A Lesson in Neurology from Jimi Hendrix

by ;luke barnes
letterstonature.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/a-lesson-in-neurology-from-jimi-hendrix

Podcast #28: Nanotech, Athletes & Barefoot ?

podcast link: 

http://thegaitguys.libsyn.com/podcast-28-nanotechnology-athletes-minimalism

iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gait-guys-podcast/id559864138

Gait Guys online /download store:

http://store.payloadz.com/results/results.aspx?m=80204

other web based Gait Guys lectures:

www.onlinece.com   type in Dr. Waerlop or Dr. Allen  Biomechanics

Today’s show notes:

1. Neuroscience Pieces:

Technology is advancing so quickly that it won’t be long before the era of performance-enhancing drugs seems like the athletic Stone Age. Injecting or ingesting chemicals will be considered primitive when athletes will have the ability to have robotic cells powered by software coursing through their veins.

Russian Billionaire Wants to Create Cyborgs for Real

http://mashable.com/2013/04/01/avatar-project/


2.
Barefoot Running Can Cause Injuries, Too

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/barefoot-running-can-cause-injuries-too/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439417

3. Running with sesamoiditis: How I resolved a 10 year injury by ditching my traditional running shoes. | Dr. Nick’s Running Blog
http://drnicksrunningblog.com/2013/04/04/running-with-sesamoiditis-how-i-resolved-a-10-year-injury-by-ditching-my-traditional-running-shoes/

4. Case
I have a question about peroneus longus in relation to “morton’s toe”. I did a very deep deep massage for an extended length of time and found that when I put my foot on the floor afterwards, the first metatarsal head was no longer raised!! Can you advise what may cause the peroneus longus to become tight, and if there any good stretches for it?
Thank you,Tracy

5. Do orthopedic shoes really help?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23496924

Well, they do seem to assist in foot placement and can enhance proprioception, so in the right circumstances, they can be an excellent adjunct to exercise and rehabilitation.

“Footwear adaptation led to pain relief and to improved foot & ankle proprioception. It is likely that that enhancement allows patients to better control foot placement. As a result, higher dynamic stability has been observed. LDS seems therefore a valuable index that could be used in early evaluation of footwear outcome in clinical settings.”

6. Shoes and Performance. Does it surprise you that it affects adolescents too? It shouldn’t:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130319091420.htm