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...

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...

July 24, 2018

When it comes to finding the perfect diet and weight loss programs in the ongoing pursuit to look better, feel better and live longer, we are frequently bombarded with information overload. Ketogenic, paleo, vegan, Mediterranean, DASH, Weight Watchers, low carb-high fa...

April 3, 2018

Proper function and motion of muscles are imperative. In my last blog post I highlighted the importance of motor control as well as how guarding can affect the overall function and performance of a joint. Physical therapy focuses on not just speeding up the recovery fr...

March 8, 2018

For decades, health professionals have preached a low-fat diet for health and maintenance of good body weight. Then all of the sudden the same experts said the opposite, that a high-fat trend could be what’s truly good for us.

Could they have been wrong all along and hi...

February 27, 2018

Kids need to be active! Portion control starts at an early age! Teach them healthy eating! That’s what we all keep hearing, right? And we all want to do right by our kids, but how much is too much, and how far do we take it?

These are all questions I find myself address...

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