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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…)

A Holiday Morale Booster

A wonderful thing happened to me the other evening. What was it, you ask? I was sitting in my living room reading a book with our dog comfortably sprawled on one of our chairs…her chair to be exact. The door bell rang and when I opened the door there were four middle school aged boys of different ethnicities on my front walk. They promptly chimed in with a chorus of “We wish you a Merry Christmas.” I immediately broke into a smile from ear to ear. I asked if they were with a church group or some other civic organization to which they responded they were not. They said they wanted to wish people a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

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Heavy Bags Are Hurting Our Backs!

Did you know, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, as many as 75-85% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. One of the many reasons can be from over-stuffing purses and book-bags. (more…)

7 Direct Access Myths Debunked

What exactly is Direct Access? Does it apply to every state? Will it save me money?…click on the the link below and learn about the biggest direct access myths out there. (more…)