January 16, 2013
DO IT RIGHT The seated head-to-knee stretches the back and hamstring muscles. This exercise is contraindicated for those with back or knee problems. Sit on the floor with your right leg extended in front of you, toes up, knee facing the ceiling. Bend the left leg and rest left foot on the right inner thigh. As you inhale, life the arms up, then pivot slightly to reach out over the extended leg as you exhale, flattening the back and drawing the chest down. Try to reach your foot, but don't force it. If you have tight hamstrings, keep a slight bend in the right knee.
January 10, 2013
Q: What's the best piece of cardiovascular gym equipment: the bike, elliptical or treadmill? - Roland Masters A: All three are excellent. Your choice depends on personal preferences and whether you have any conditions that might contraindicate use. For example, if you have knee problems, you may want an upright bike. It's nonweight- bearing, low-impact and uses full range of motion; this improves knee strength and stability. If lower back issues are a concern, try a recumbent bike, because biking in a reclined position takes stress off the lower back.
November 17, 2012 |
An MRI exam conducted Tuesday on Andrew Bynum's knees revealed even more problems for the 76ers center, Bynum said. The results showed new developments: cartilage swelling in both knees and a bone bruise in his left knee, he said. Bynum previously had been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. On Tuesday, Bynum visited David W. Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before Friday's game with Utah, Bynum said he had experienced a setback in his rehab, which the Sixers hope will make him available to play by the middle of January.
November 12, 2012 |
Jeff Ruland says he doesn't know Andrew Bynum, but he understands why so many want to talk to him about the 76ers center. Currently the head men's basketball coach at Division II University of the District of Columbia, the 6-foot-10 Ruland saw his promising NBA career cut short by a knee injury. Bynum hasn't played yet since being dealt in the four-team blockbuster this summer. He has had chronic knee problems and suffered a bone bruise on his right knee during an offseason workout.
November 2, 2012
DOUG COLLINS was hired 2 years ago. The Doug Collins era began Wednesday. The Sixers this offseason handed Collins the reins, tossed him the keys, sent him the combination to the safe; whatever metaphor fits total commitment, they did that. They remade their front office. They gutted a team that came within a win of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals. They did so with the guidance of their 61-year-old head coach. "I'm thrilled that the team believes in me and wants me to be here," Collins said.
October 22, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire is expected to miss the start of the regular season and be out two to three weeks because of an injured left knee. He returned to New York on Sunday for another evaluation, and an MRI exam revealed a ruptured benign cyst, the team said. Stoudemire had played in only one preseason game, sitting out the first two because of a bruised left knee. He scored 18 points Friday against Toronto in 27 minutes, then sat out again Saturday against Boston in Albany.
October 3, 2012 |
WHILE THE anticipation for the upcoming 76ers season has been filled with excitement and high expectations, one of the first words to come out of the mouth of coach Doug Collins was "disappointing. " That's because earlier during Monday's media day at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the team announced that center Andrew Bynum, focus of much of the excitement, will miss the first 3 weeks of training camp. Bynum, who has had a series of knee problems throughout his 7-year career, is being shut down to maximize the effects of the Orthokine therapy he had on both knees in late September in Germany.
August 17, 2012 |
BY NOON ON Wednesday afternoon, the National Constitution Center seemed primed to explode. Hundreds of Sixers fans flooded the building, exuding an energy that no doubt had been bottled up since news of the team's acquisition of Andrew Bynum broke last Thursday. As Bynum and Jason Richardson made their way through the crowd, chants of "Beat LA" echoed throughout the center's halls. It was the Philadelphia version of a red-carpet reception, and Bynum, in his first public appearance as a 76er, needed only one sentence to blow the top off the building.
July 20, 2012 |
Defending Olympic champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the London Games on Thursday, leaving the tennis competition without one of its leading stars and robbing Spain's team of its flag bearer for the opening ceremony. Nadal won the French Open for a record seventh time this year but has struggled with left knee problems at times during the season. Shortly after winning his 11th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, he lost to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon. Nadal has not played since.
May 17, 2012 |
Their old legs may still cost the Boston Celtics this series against the younger, fresher Sixers. For a night, though, old heads prevailed over young legs in a big way. "This was a team that you could see did not want to be down two (games) to one, playing Game 4," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "You could just see. They've been in a lot of these kinds of games. They know how important a swing game is to get that home court back. And they played great. " The Celtics may have knee problems and foot problems and ankle problems.