MyLudus is a family of web and mobile apps built to facilitate the management of amateur athletics for coaches, parents, players, and tournament directors. PDG created this marketing video for them, targeting event organizers. The post MyLudus Scheduli...
Researchers have noted an association between crepitus (audible tissue and joint noises) and posterior spinal joint deterioration. There may also be an association between increased joint stiffness and subtle crepitus. While previous studies have found a link between cavitation and increased vertebral mobility after spinal manipulations, a new study 1 examines the link between inaudible […]
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When it comes to lumbar degenerative disc diseases and spondylosis, a longitudinal study [1. Risk factors for lumbar intervertebral disc height narrowing: a populations-based longitudinal study in the elderly] of 197 members of the elderly population of a village in Japan suggests that females—particularly those with a history of knee and back pain—have a significantly […]
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Spinal stenosis—the narrowing of the spinal bone channel— has been a recognized diagnosis, particularly in patients over the age of 50, for approximately 180 years, but due to the difficulty of studying the congenital or patho-mechanic phenomenon in subjects (many of whom remain asymptomatic in the beginning stages of the disease), there is still no […]
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Disc herniation, wherein a portion of the soft nucleus pulposus passes through the outer layer(s) of the vertebral disc’s sturdy annular fibrosis, occurs over time and is considered a cumulative response to hydraulic pressure. It is estimated that approximately half of the adult population may have herniated, or partially-herniated discs, though only about 2 percent […]
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Cervical spine studies have historically indicated that manipulation by a qualified practitioner is the most effective means of treatment for neck pain, far exceeding placebos or exercise. Though there are various definitions and modalities of cervical manipulation, in general, treatment involves the use of applied force in a single direction perpendicular to the affected cervical […]
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Intraoperative microscopy studies of sciatica patients demonstrate that disc herniation, and the adherence of spinal nerve roots to bulging or herniated discs, causes sciatica discomfort and pain when the dura matter of the frail nerve roots become attached to the hernia and compressed matter. Though the connection between sciatica pain and disc herniation is clear, […]
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Practitioner Experience Best Indicator of Success in Cervical Spine Manipulation Cavitation Cervical spine studies have historically indicated that manipulation (and the generation of cavitation) by a qualified practitioner is the most effective means of treatment for neck pain, far exceeding placebos or exercise. Though there are various definitions and modalities of cervical manipulation, in […]
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Part of a series of illustrations created for UC San Francisco to illustrate their work on the role of neurons in regulating thirst. The images play on the themes of neurons, brains and water.
A recent osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis study indicates a direct correlation between local and systemic joint- and neuroinflammation and the activation of mast cells that amplify an existing imbalance between subchondrial bone and cartilage. Since an abundance of evidence suggests that inflammation may contribute to reduced function in and damage to the joints and bones, […]
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Numerous studies of patients suffering from chronic neck or back pain have focused on the elements of safety or the effectiveness of clinical interventions in subjects, but a recent study conducted by the Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Essen, Germany highlights the effects of intentional postural awareness on neck discomfort and symptom-related anxiety […]
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We created this animation for Surrey Space Centre, who built the Alsat nano cubesat which was successfully launched on 26th September 2016. It is a testbed for some novel technologies, which are highlighted in the animation.More detail on the missio...
The first in a series of conceptual illustrations using human organs, “Cast Iron Stomach” was chosen by the design magazine, Creative Quarterly, as a winner in their 44th issue.
Mindful Mechanics How to best treat chronic pain is an important study. In a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, three types of treatment strategies implemented resulted in different outcomes in those with chronic lower back pain. They were: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Usual Medical Care What […]
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