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February 25, 2019

One of the trends in the past 10 years that tries to tackle the poor posture epidemic at work is the exercise or balance ball chair. We have been told countless times that the chair increases the activity of core muscles and provides a workout while sitting at work.

Eve...

December 17, 2018

Yes, it’s that time again. January 1 is fast approaching and with it a new year and new resolutions. And one of the more common resolutions is to improve our health through exercise and diet.  

 In practice, I have experienced a common theme with patients. In January, p...

November 13, 2018

Sleep disturbance is a common concern for many people. With busy lives, many people find it difficult to get a good night’s rest. The goal of this post is to provide you with some simple tips to help improve your ability to get a good night’s sleep.

  • The most importa...

October 26, 2018

We are often asked if a back brace or abdominal belt will help reduce pain or help with posture and if the application of Kinesio tape will assist in reducing the chance of injury while participating in sports.

Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. Adding to this, the i...

October 16, 2018

Potassium is a vital mineral that is needed to maintain health. It is found in many whole foods and typically is absent in the standard American diet, which includes fast foods and processed foods. This post will cover common signs of potassium deficiency and the food...

October 1, 2018

It would be difficult to focus on women’s health without touching on one of the biggest concerns facing women. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I would like to take a minute to review the screening guidelines as well as touch on what we can do here at A...

September 27, 2018

In this blog we are going to discuss scoliosis. We will cover the definition, when to provide treatment, types of treatment, when to be concerned and when to not be worried about the diagnosis.

Scoliosis as defined by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons is...

September 4, 2018

A majority of popular fitness plans continue to include motions that require the participant to apply force while simultaneously loading the spine. This is dangerous as the stress on the spine is amplified by the amount of flexion versus how much weight is loaded to th...

August 18, 2018

It’s that time of year! Back to school! With the kids heading back to the classroom this month, I felt it was a great opportunity to discuss a few back-to-school tips.

LIGHTEN THE LOAD

First, let’s look at backpacks. Have you ever moved your child’s backpack and wondered...

August 15, 2018

It is important to recognize the difference between injury-related pain and generalized soreness that is associated with an increase in activity. When it comes to physical therapy, our goal is to increase range of motion as well as strength in order to have better moti...

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