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Accidental Headaches? I Think Not!

Accidental Headaches? I Think Not!

You’re at a stop sign minding your own business and WHAM! You’re hit by another vehicle, the initial thought, is everyone ok? Second thought, I cannot believe this just happened, third thought, what now.Let’s take a deeper look into why being hit by a 4000 lb vehicle has such detrimental effects on the human bodyContinue Reading »

Experiencing Pain? Find the Right Treatment for You!

Experiencing Pain? Find the Right Treatment for You!

“My neck hurts because I have a pinched nerve”“I can’t lift weights anymore because I have a torn rotator cuff”“I have chronic back pain because I have degenerative disc disease”“I can’t squat anymore because I have arthritis in my knee” Does this sound familiar? I know I have heard it all. I’m here to tellContinue Reading »

Do You Experience Spinal Pain?

Do You Experience Spinal Pain?

As one can imagine, the spine is extremely complex – it takes considerable understanding of the anatomy to decipher sources that could be causing a person spinal pain. What am I talking about when I say spinal pain? In a general sense, I am talking about the NECK, or the cervical region, the MID-BACK, orContinue Reading »

What Are Those Purple Spots?

What Are Those Purple Spots?

As Michael Phelps powered the U.S. men’s 4×100 relay to gold at the Olympics, many noticed the big, purple spots dotting his right shoulder and back. The spots were bruises created by a centuries-old traditional Chinese Therapy called Cupping, and it’s all the rage among elite athletes. So what is it? In Cupping, a TherapistContinue Reading »

Sleep Education

Sleep Education

Although it may seem that spending one third of our life in a state of unconsciousness is a waste of time, the fact remains that sleep is an essential aspect of human functioning. A lack of quality sleep leaves one unable to cope with physical, mental and emotional stress. This is why one of theContinue Reading »

Did You Know? A Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Did You Know? A Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that between the ages of 30 to 80 years old, the average person loses up to 50% of their lean muscle mass? Decreased physical activity with aging is largely responsible for the progressive muscle wasting that then follows. This loss of muscle mass and muscle strength that occurs with aging is termedContinue Reading »

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