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Nov 15, 2018
Exercise and the Brain: Why Egg Heads are often Fitness Freaks, and how Exercise can Help Prevent Dementia.

Dementia and cognition or memory associated disorders in old age are becoming more prevalent. Most of us know of, or have a loved one that has suffered from some type of dementia, Alzheimers being more common. In fact health costs related to dementia were 220 billion in 2015. Old age and dementia seem to go […]

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Oct 16, 2018
Can Your Arthritic Joint Predict the Weather

Weather prediction is not the most reliable of pursuits (ask anyone who has watched a news weatherman…). However many of my clients will swear that they know the weather is worsening because of their joint pain. This can raise a lot of questions, such as why an arthritic knee would hurt more if its cloudy […]

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Sep 10, 2018
Let’s Make A Run for It: Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

So the summer humidity is abating and school has started, the number of runners on the street have definitely increased. Now is the time to sign up for the 5K or even the Fall half marathon (hopefully you have already started training for that half). And it’s usually a few weeks in that runners start […]

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Aug 22, 2018
Concussion: What You Need to Know

Definition: A mild traumatic brain injury that occurs after an injury to the head. This can occur with or without loss of consciousness Symptoms: A concussion will impact your physical, emotional, and mental well-being Physical: dizziness, headaches, imbalance, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, blurred vision, sensitivity to light/sound, fatigue Emotional: irritability, restlessness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, […]

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Aug 10, 2018
Beat the Heat: Tips about Dehydration

So in case you didn’t realize it’s been HOT outside, and even worse it’s been humid! This is one of the few times this summer I am glad that I spend most of my day in air conditioning. But for those who are enjoying their summer days outside with all the fun activities that are […]

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Jul 17, 2018
7 Tips for Lifting Safely while Moving

I’ll start with a disclaimer, this blog post is mostly a helpful reminder for myself. In the next couple of weeks I will be switching apartments which requires the dreaded packing and moving. However I also know of a couple of friends/family who are moving and its almost time for students to head off to […]

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Jun 20, 2018
The Core: Why everyone, from your 80 year old pinochle player to your 16 year old soccer player, needs a strong core.

What is the core? It is all the muscles in your torso, from your shoulders to your hips, People usually think of the core as your “6 pack”, technically called the rectus abdominis. But that is only 1 muscle among many. The main job of your “6 pack” is to curl your trunk forward to […]

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Jun 04, 2018
Sedentary is the New Smoking: How to Reduce Your Risk of Illness While at Work

Countless studies have found a link between chronic sitting with a higher risk of many diseases including, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease, colon cancer, and obesity. Unfortunately most jobs consist of long hours sitting at a desk or in an automobile. And surprisingly exercising regularly for 30 minutes to an hour certainly reduces […]

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May 14, 2018
Vertigo De-Mystified: All You Need to know about BPPV and Vertigo

Earlier this year I delved into the topic of dizziness. As described in that post, there are a lot of causes of dizziness, and a lot of different descriptions of dizziness. As a PT I often have patients come into the clinic and say “I have vertigo” but not really understand what that means or […]

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Apr 25, 2018
Quality PT: Tips to Know if You Are Getting The Best Possible Care.

How Do you Know You are Receiving Quality PT As with most things, quality trumps quantity, and Physical Therapy (PT) is no different. With rising medical costs, a higher quality PT business can reduce the number of visits you need by improving efficiency of outcomes. A high quality physical therapist can not only improve efficiency […]

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