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Fatigue is the reason for this downturn.
Nagging injuries and muscle tiredness not sufficient to put you on the DL but sufficient to make you half the hitter you normally would be.
I know a doctor who has made one of the most important discoveries in modern medical history. The problem is that most medical professionals don't know about it or don't understand its importance. In a nutshell...
Dr. Irvin has discovered that the preponderance of muskuloskeletal pain and conditions are caused by imbalance of the pelvis meaning one side of the pelvis is higher than the other side.
This is caused by short leg, turned in ankles, and/or flat feet.
This doctor can treat these problems with individually tailored foot orthotics.
Imbalance of the pelvis of one quarter inch is NORMAL, and often does not cause pain.
However, athletes who place their body under ABNORMAL strain often suffer from pain and injury caused by their pelvic imbalance even if that imbalance is NORMAL.
There is an old equation in engineering that the good doctor taught me.
Form closure + Force closure = Stability
Form closure is perfect form, perfect balance of the pelvis and precisely equal weight bearing on both sides of the body.
Force closure is the force necessary to cause stability that results from imperfect form, or in this case imperfect posture.
Force closure hurts, and it causes muscle fatigue.
Why not correct it as best you can?
Dr. Irvin has proved that the closer you get to form closure the less the patient HURTS, and the less the patient FEELS TIRED and FATIGUED in their muscles.
You can lead a horse to water...
Robert E. Irvin, D.O.Institute for Postural Orthopedics6620 Bryant-Irvin RoadFt. Worth, Texas 76132817-346-6656http://posturalrelief.org/
Dr. Irvin's systematic treatment of the Rangers would result in massive on field benefit.
But the people who would benefit the most from his treatments would be the players, the same players who have entrusted their bodies to team doctors, orthopedic surgeons.
Suddenly Nellie could be free from hamstring tightness. And Adrian?
Colby's hip problem could be much improved if not decisively healed.
Ankle pain ailments could likely be minimized if not cured decisively. Napoli? Kinsler?
And balance could be improved with freshness returning to tired muscles worn down by force closure. Young?
Repeatability would be improved as balance in the pelvis would create a better foundation for a sound mechanical swing. Cruz?
In the game of inches a quarter inch of pelvic unlevelness means a lot for a swing. Don't we assume that our pelvis is more or less parallel to the flat field?
Why not make it precisely level, precisely parallel with the flat field, creating a perfect foundation on which to build a SQUARE and repeatable swing.
Flat feet, turned in ankles and or short leg, invisible to the untrained eye, reek havoc on the body effecting the entire muskuloskeletal system causing aches, pain, and even serious injury or chronic conditions.
Could Dr. Irvin's treatment mean the difference between Colby Lewis getting a paltry sum for his next contract compared to what he would land if his hip wasn't bothering him all the time?
Do Sports Medicine surgeons want players to know that many of their conditions could be avoided by achieving perfect pelvic balance?
Do such doctors want to investigate treatments that could in the future seriously cut into their ability to make loads of money patching players up?
If you were such a doctor would you want to realize the importance of a discovery like Dr. Irvin's? Or would you just sweep such a discovery under the rug not quite sure what it might mean for Sports Medicine?
Wouldn't you just write it off as hippy medicine nonsense and fail to read the articles, the PROOF!
Can you really expect more from these doctors when you yourself would likely blind yourself to such discoveries if you yourself were in their shoes?
this doesn't strike me as the best means of advertising, Dr Irvin
This made ME fatigued!
I think its now official that Joe is an epic poster. Never change, Joe.
I guess this means that all the other teams have been using Dr. Irvin's systematic treatment and only the Rangers are still in the dark, or perhap the Rangers' FO somehow managed to draft and trade for players with a short leg, turned ankles, and/or flat feet.
While I find this all... .... .....hard to believe... I can't say I wouldn't mind seeing Colbra's hip decisively healed.
The idea is that all of the other teams would be at a disadvantage if the Rangers incorporated his treatments, not that the Rangers are now at any kind of disadvantage. Obviously, Dr. Irvin's treatments are not widespread in Sports Medicine and I never claimed such.
I am a crazed patient of Dr. Irvin's.
I can tell you that he would likely not approve of my ramblings here considering the venue's inherent hostility (this is not a knock to BBTIA but an assessment of most if not all blogging environments, BBTIA is actually not that bad in this regard).
I am not really here to convince the masses, although the masses who are suffering from pain problems would be wise to see Dr. Irvin.
I am writing here with the probably futile hope that this information might reach decision makers who can get the best medical care to our players, care that is most unconventional. Its status as unconventional doesn't change the fact that it is effective and would massively help Rangers players.
Now THIS is a troll post. 10/10.
Thirty years ago a young doctor became acquainted with a couple of new patients. As a doctor of osteopathy he treated their aches and pains through physical adjustments, and he was very interested and intrigued by the fact that they were ballerina dancers. Each of them had a story about how they thought their aches and pains began, and they were also very inquisitive. One of the dancers explained to the doctor that she had been a dancer for much longer than her friend and was better than her at every dance move except for one, the pirouette. She questioned the doctor as to why this was. At first the doctor wondered about it, but didn’t think he had any answers for the dancer. But the dancer insisted asking whether the doctor would look into her question.
The doctor obliged, and he just so happened to have a friend who was a radiologist. This radiologist’s personal interest was centered upon human posture. In short, the radiologist studied the human frame and determined what was considered normal and abnormal. The radiologist had determined through studying the body that an imbalance in the pelvis (meaning one side of the pelvis being higher than the other side) of 1/4 inch is normal. The doctor reasoned that what these dancers were doing with their bodies was not normal, and he decided to treat each of the dancers. The dancer who had complained about her pirouette had an imbalance in her pelvis of only 3/16 of an inch, less than the ¼ inch that is considered normal.
The doctor treated each of the dancers with a heal lift. The heal lift would serve to raise the low side of the pelvis so that it would be exactly even with the other side. After a couple of weeks the dancers returned and reported back to the doctor. They claimed that their aches and pains had disappeared, and that their balance and dancing had also improved. They said that everything had improved, and they were incredulous for joy at being healed of their pain and balance problems. The young doctor was shocked, and immediately began investigating the issue. Since then he has treated countless people with heal lift, arch support, and ankle angularity correction treatments through the use of orthotics that are placed in the shoe. It turns out that a large percentage of people who suffer from chronic pain and injury are suffering from skeletal imperfections that Dr. Irvin can now treat with precision. On top of his 30 years of experience treating such imperfections Dr. Irvin has also published many academic medical journal articles on the topic. Unfortunately, the medical institution in general has not incorporated Dr. Irvin’s discoveries into their treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injury. Most doctors do not know about the advance, and others fail to fully realize its importance.
I was lucky enough to have found Dr. Irvin, and he treated my flat foot that was causing 10mm of imbalance in my pelvis. The Chronic pain I had dealt with for so long is decisively diminished and my body continues to heal itself today. Knowing that Dr. Irvin could possibly help Nellie with his hamstrings, Colby with his hip, and Josh with his groins and knees, etc. has just been making me crazy. This is why I am trying to get this information to decision makers in the organization and to players who could benefit from the doctor’s treatments. I have nothing to gain if Dr. Irvin is able to help new patients like Colby and Nellie except for the knowledge that I was able to help by passing information along to those who could use it. I know that so many suffer from conditions similar to mine, and since I have been healed I feel compelled out of gratitude to try to help others. Dr. Irvin’s discoveries are likely to be treated with skepticism by orthopedic surgeons who dominate the field of sports medicine. This is simply because orthopedic surgeons do excellent work in repairing injuries while Dr. Irvin’s treatments are designed to avoid them. In short, the two types of doctors view medicine from very different perspectives. I hope that players can receive this information to judge for themselves whether they want to make an off day trip to Fort Worth to see Dr. Irvin, or perhaps he could arrange to treat them at the Ballpark. Finding out what he might be able to do for them wouldn’t hurt anyone and could very well help. I hope that the Front Office might initiate a study of these new treatments, based on the opinion of unbiased medical professionals, and beginning with consultation with Dr. Irvin. If you or anyone would like to speak to me about this I would be willing to talk about the topic to try to convince those who are skeptical. Seeing is believing and it would only take one visit for Dr. Irvin to determine what he would be able to do for a player.
Robert D. Irvin, D.O.Institute for Postural Orthopedics6620 Bryant-Irvin Road Fort Worth, TX 76132Phone: 817-346-6656
Sorry Joe, I don't trust any doctor who doesn't have a website.
@utb The doctor DOES have a website. Here it is: http://www.bbtia.com/forum/post/1853154
Here is Dr. Irvin's website.
This from the website:
Dr. Irvin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 with a B.A. in Biology. In 1977, he graduated from the North Texas State University Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (N.T.S.U.-T.C.O.M.), receiving the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.). In 1981, he began research of posture as it relates to pain and spinal scoliosis, and joined the faculty of T.C.O.M., receiving several national grants to support his investigations. In 1988, he joined the faculty of Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, for four years to research, practice, and teach the topic of posture as it relates to chronic pain and spinal scoliosis. He recently completed a 2-year course of independent study at the University of Texas at Austin, with the Departments of Classics and Philosophy, researching the ancient Greek concepts of causality as they apply to human posture.
Professional contributions include oral presentations at state, national, and international societies of medicine. He teaches post graduate courses for physicians, and has authored original papers, contributed chapters to medical texts, and now presents the entirety of his work in the present book. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas, and is in the private practice of Postural Relief of Chronic Pain.
joe...have you ever thought about writing books?
Joe, you might want to sleep on these theses before you post them. Maybe seek out Dr. Feelgood.
I seriously needed the laugh this afternoon. It makes studying for the bar exam a little easier.
I know a doctor who has made a radically important discovery in muskuloskeletal medicine. Muskulosckeletal pain is the most common medical problem, and Dr. Irvin in Fort Worth has discovered something that the medical establishment is mostly unaware of.
The preponderance of muskuloskeletal pain and conditions are caused by imbalance in the pelvis, meaning one side of the pelvis is higher than the other due to short leg, flat foot, or ankles that bow in or out. These problems are extremely common with "normal" pelvic imbalance being one quarter inch. Imbalance that causes pain can be fixed by Dr. Irvin by the use of orthotics that are placed in the shoe. These orthotics correct short leg, flat foot, or ankles that bow in or out so that the pelvis will be even on both sides.
According to studies of radiology one quarter inch imbalance is normal, but what athletes do with their bodies is not normal. Therefore, even normal imbalance that would not cause pain for normal people will likely cause at least aches and pains if not injury for athletes.
Simple answer: Rangers players need to be seen by Dr. Irvin to optimize their physical condition by decreasing pain as well as the chance of injury.
I would bet a lot of money that Colby Lewis' hip condition is caused by imbalance in the pelvis, more pressure is being placed upon one side of the hip causing the joint to have to bear more pressure than it should. Dr. Irvin could treat this with orthotics and Colby Lewis could experience radical reduction in pain or even total pain free play.
Please use your connections within the organization to get this info to our players. As someone who has benefited from Dr. Irvin's discovery as well as a Rangers fan I can't rest until our guys benefit from his treatments.
Robert E. Irvin, D.O.Institute for Postural Orthopedics6620 Bryant-Irvin RoadFt. Worth, Texas email@example.com
To those taking pointless ad hominem jabs at the arguments made herein,
Please at least try to make the jabs funny, at least then they would have tangential benefit to me and others.
have you thought about contacting Dr. Keith Meister?
Hey,If you want to advertise, get a yellow pages ad.Stop posting here.Dipshit ratbag.
I'm just gonna chime in here briefly....
I have a 1/2" imbalance in my pelvis. It was discovered, not by some miracle working Dr. Irvin, but simply by a PA at the UT Student Clinic. I don't think it's some mystery ailment that no other doctor knows about/treats. I was having severe back pain (to the point of it disrupting my sleep). The alignment of my pelvis was one of the first things she checked!
This is NOT something that is easily fixed. I went through a month of at home PT and another month with a trainer, on top of what I was already doing at home. It still isn't in balance. It's not something that an insole will "fix" because it's not an issue with one leg being longer than the other or anything like that. It's an issue with the mechanics of my body and muscles. If an insert were used, it would only be a temporary fix, as the way I walk (I walk a little weird on my right leg, going back to when I was 15 and had a bone tumor that caused a lot of pain) will cause the problem to recur. It's far more likely that tight back/leg muscles cause the imbalance than the imbalance causing the hamstring problems. And trust me, if these guys had flat feet, they'd already know it.
This whole thread is incredibly ridiculous, but I figure some personal experience with the issue might give some weight to the opposing viewpoint here.
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