Sports Medicine/Rebounder?


Hi Doc,Not really a sports injury question, but since you are an actual doctor I think you may have more insight. I just got one of those mini trampoline/rebounders at a yard sale. They are supposed to 'stimulate your lympathic system'? I guess just the shaking around of your internal insides? Is there any thruth to this or any other actual health benefit? I am pretty sedentary, and because of knee and back issues, my exercise is stationary bike. I was softly bouncing on it and it did wake up my insides and get things moving around in there. Felt pretty good! Thanks for your thoughts!

Hi Bud- you've caught on to an excellent way to stimulate the lymphatic system. Chinese medicine & Tai Chi practice "shake" exercises to accomplish this along with stimulating all internal organs. Rebounding is also a safe way to enhance balance & stability of your feet, ankles, knees, & back with creation of low impact exercise. Good move- I think you will be surprised with the results- just be consistent & in the beginning, not too aggressive. Hope this helps... Good luck, Dr. Bob Weil

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Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.


Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed shows

BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

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