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Muscle soreness treatment myths perpetuated in the Globe and Mail

Muscle soreness treatment myths perpetuated in the Globe and Mail

15 December 2011 by Paul Ingraham

This Monday, The Globe and Mail offered some particularly shabby fitness advice, with an even higher myth content and lower science concentration than usual. Kathleen Trotter, a personal trainer, had some advice for a reader who asked: I am an avid cyclist but I don’t usually lift weights. Yesterday I did a weight-training class and […]

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A cherry picking tale, and an update on spinal manipulation science

A cherry picking tale, and an update on spinal manipulation science

11 July 2011 by Paul Ingraham

Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has long enjoyed a solid reputation for the treatment of so-called “mechanical” low back pain, and is widely used by physical therapists as well as chiropractors. Even skeptics tend to give it a pass, regarding it as the one thing chiropractors offer that we don’t really have a complaint with, much […]

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Pseudo-quackery in Pain Management: a field with a large gray zone between overt quackery and evidence-based care

06 November 2009 by Paul Ingraham

  Today, we have a special treat.  As I mentioned in the inaugural post (which went up before we launched), Skeptic North will have an occasional Guest Blogger feature.  Today, I’m pleased to introduce you all to Paul Ingraham, who will kick off our Guest Blog series!  If anyone else is interested in being a […]

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  • Paul Ingraham

    Paul Ingraham is a former Vancouver massage therapist who quit his job in alternative medicine due to frustrations with anti-scientific attitudes and practices, which led to a legal scuffle. He now makes his living writing about science-based treatment for common injuries and pain problems, and has published hundreds of articles and several ebooks at SaveYourself.ca (see skeptics reading guide). He is also an editor for ScienceBasedMedicine.org.