Category Archives: Fitness, Health & Wellness

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is chronic inflammatory condition that most commonly affects the joints and tendons. RA can also affect the lungs, heart, blood vessels, blood, kidneys, eyes and liver but this is less common. RA is an autoimmune disease but It is currently unknown why certain individuals attain the disease and exhibit the symptoms. Current

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Heat vs. Ice

Benefits of Heat vs. Ice   Patients often ask which modality is better for their condition – heat or ice.  It is important to understand the benefits of each to know why one may be better than the other for specific conditions.  Your physical therapy sessions may include one or both of these treatments depending

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Buddha’s Triangle

What is the Buddha’s Triangle? It is a combination of 3 points around the palmar side of the wrist to treat anxiety and depression. When needled, the points Lung 9, Pericardium 6, and Heart 7 create a triangle, hence the name Buddha’s triangle. These points have a strong calming affect to reduce anxiety and increase

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High Jump

Core Strengthening: An Overview

I am often asked by patients, “What are the best core strengthening exercises?” While it might seem like a simple enough question, the answer is actually quite layered. First, one must understand what exactly “the core” is. Then, one must consider if the goal is to address a medical condition, because different exercises are used

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Basics of a Stroke

Basics of Stroke   Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) also known as “Stroke” happens when there is an interruption in the brain’s blood circulation (ischemia) or there is destruction or death of surrounding brain tissue (infarct) . CVA happens when there is prolonged ischemia to an artery within the brain. This, depending on the size of the

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Patients receiving acupuncture treatment at the salon

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve (the 5th cranial nerve), one of the largest nerves in the head. TN is primarily known for the intense level of pain it causes. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for sending impulses of touch, pain, pressure and temperature to the brain from the face, jaw,

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Core Strengthening

Imagine having difficulty standing back up to vertical position after bending forward, or having difficulty reaching something up in the cabinet without causing lower back pain. It may be due to having poor core muscles strength. Core stability is important not only for optimal sports performance but also for balance and stability, prevention of lower

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Balance and Physical Therapy

Balance problems are one of many reasons that patients come into physical therapy clinics. Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when performing activities that involve standing, walking, and even sitting. Unfortunately, as you get older, your risk for a balance problem raises exponentially; 75% of Americans older than

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