There are a number of common problems that we, as yoga teachers, see in this movement pattern and it explains why many yogis experience repetitive motion injuries in their shoulders and low back pain. It's in large part because their hip and shoulder girdles fall out of alignment.
It's an urban myth that bending down and touching your toes means that your hamstrings are healthy and flexible.
In our sedentary office culture, we spend an inordinate amount of time sitting with both the knee and hip bent; this position directly impacts the length of the hamstrings.
Biomechanists use all pertinent information to determine injury mechanisms, such as in the event of a car accident. Utilizing previous clinical research, the expected recovery time -- and thus, medical expense estimates -- can be determined.
This week on Soft Matters, Katie sat down with Prof. Larry Bonassar, whose efforts in studying cartilage (the soft connective tissue in your ears, nose, windpipe, spine, joints, etc.) are leading to breakthroughs in tissue engineering.
An intriguing, technological watershed is fast approaching for Athletics -- that defining moment when an athlete with artificial limbs shatters an "able-bodied" world record.
This mollusk sure knows how to groove. The flashy 'disco clam,' shown in the video above, earned its name from the light show produced by reflective cells on the edge of its mantle. Why would a clam light up in this way? Biologists aren't sure, but they have a few hypotheses.
"Light is often used to attract prey items," UC Berkeley graduate student Lindsey Dougherty told The Huffington Post. "A