Pavlos Gkikas

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The Science of Warm-up

<b>Movement Preparation</b>, or as traditionally called – warm-up – <b>is a key component to performance enhancement and injury risk reduction. 10 minutes per</b> …

Exercise

Physiotherapy May Be As Effective As Surgery For Treating Lower Back Pain, Study Suggests

Back pain affects more than 1.1 million people in the UK, with 95% of patients suffering from lower back pain problems.<p>Surgery is sometimes used to …

WR Ellington is sidelined with ankle injury; Hayne to return punts

PITTSBURGH -- Niners wide receiver Bruce Ellington is inactive for today’s game after he sustained an ankle injury during the week.<p>With both running back Reggie Bush (calf) and Ellington out, rookie Jarryd Hayne will handle punt returns. Hayne will field punts from Pittsburgh’s Jordan Berry, who is …

Football (U.S.)

End to private contracts 'helped fuel NHS waiting crisis'

<b>Northern Ireland is the only region in the UK that is not using the private health sector to help clear hospital waiting lists.</b><p>While England, Scotland and Wales use private companies, local commissioners said they could not afford to do it.<p>In Scotland and Wales, NHS spending in the independent …

'Artificial Pancreas' Works in Real-World Experiment

An "artificial pancreas" system that uses a smartphone to help control a diabetic’s blood sugar monitoring and insulin delivery worked better than using devices separately, researchers reported Thursday.<p>The three-month study in both adults and kids showed the approach — really a coordinated system …

Diabetes

Can't believe your eyes? Scientists build tiny invisibility cloak

Scientists might be a step – a teeny tiny step – closer to developing that Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak of your dreams. Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a thin metamaterial that can conform to irregularly shaped objects and render them invisible in certain wavelengths of light.<p>For …

Engineering

Engineers Create A Titanium Rib Cage Worthy Of Wolverine

At first glance, the metallic device almost looks like a high-tech bike pedal. Or maybe the latest cooking gadget for zesting lemons. Or, perhaps, it's a secret weapon for X-Men superhero Wolverine.<p>But look again.<p>Doctors in Spain say this is the world's first 3-D-printed rib cage, made entirely …

3D Printing

Carson pulls punches as Trump pounces

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump pulled no punches as he slammed Ben Carson Thursday morning for questioning his faith. But Carson won't fight back.<p>Instead, the retired neurosurgeon apologized for firing what the billionaire front-runner perceived as the first shot when Carson on Wednesday called …

Donald Trump

Which is the best exercise for injury prevention?

<b>“Which is the best exercise for my low back pain? Or for my patellar tendinopathy? Or for my shoulder impingement? Or to avoid the recurrence of my</b> …

Biomechanics

Proprioceptive training: are you really improving proprioception?

During the last decade, proprioceptive training has been described as one of the most important aspects in a rehabilitation or training program. …

Biomechanics