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How Important is Sleep?

Poor sleep has become a prevalent issue that the US Centers for Disease Control, “…has designated insufficient sleep as a public health problem” (PTinMotion 2018). We can do all the exercises in physical therapy 3x per week, complete the home exercise program to get better, eat all the right foods to be healthy, drinking water to stay hydrated, but it can all go to waste if we are not giving our body the hours needed to recover. (more…)

Clarifying The Confusing Aspects of Health Insurance

For most of us health insurance is a bit of an alphabetical maze. Generally, we have health insurance coverage offered by our, or our spouse’s, employer. The employer is charged a monthly premium by the insurance company for the coverage, and you usually repay a certain percentage of this premium to your employer. This amount is automatically deducted from your paycheck. Over the past 10 years or more, these amounts have been steadily increasing

There are many varieties of health insurance premiums on the market today, but they generally fall into one of two categories.

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TMJ Disorder — PT Can Help!

Do you suffer from debilitating headaches, neck or facial pain? These can be signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Do you experience cracking or popping in your jaw with opening or chewing? Do you find yourself clenching or even holding your breath during the day? Have you had sinus like pain which was non responsive to antibiotics? If so you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder. (more…)

Drink More Water!

At some point, someone has probably told you to “drink more water!”  But is it really that important?

Simple answer…YES!

According to Nestle Waters, the adult body is made up of ~60% water…60%!  Water has many important roles in your body, including…

  • Regulating your body temperature
  • Lubricating your joints
  • Protecting your spinal cord/brain
  • Ridding your body of wastes through urination, perspiration & bowel movements
  • Delivering oxygen and nutrients throughout your body
  • Forming saliva and aiding in the breakdown of food & proper digestion

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McKenzie Therapy – Myths vs Facts

McKenzie Therapy – Myths vs Facts

If you have ever had back, neck, or other joint pain, you may have heard about “McKenzie therapy” but are confused as to what that is.  Is it a treatment that can help you? Is it only for certain conditions?  

As a certified McKenzie therapist, I want to help you better understand what McKenzie therapy is, what conditions it is used for, how it can help prevent injuries and to dispel the most common myths floating around the community.   (more…)

A New Year’s Exercise Resolution

Every year around this time a list is published with the top New Year’s Resolutions. For example, last year nbcnews.com (January 1, 2017) published this data:

Health and Organization beat out Travel and Reading according to data pulled from Google by iQuanti.

Get Healthy: 62, 776,640 searches, a 13.77 percent increase over last year during the same time period, when it was searched 55,177,290 times last year. (more…)

3 Health and Fitness Tips for Winter

1. Frequent Mobility in the Day…Prolonged sitting results in negative effects on our body such as muscle stiffness, back pain, neck tightness, and decreased motion.  One way to counteract the effects of sitting is by incorporating more movement throughout the day. (more…)