Category Archives: Fitness, Health & Wellness

Balance

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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Importance of Breathing

The Importance of Breathing

            Breathing is an innate skill that most of us don’t think about. However, it is an essential part of healing, functional movement, and a key regulator of the body. Unbeknownst to many, dysfunctional breathing patterns develop throughout the lifetime due to stressors. If you look at a baby’s breathing


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stretching

Stretching

The beginning of summer is a time for good weather, and with this nice weather comes a natural increase in the activity level of most people. Whether its playing sports, running, or other recreational activities, movement preparation cannot be understated. One cannot just “stretch” before performing the activity. This will set you up for failure,


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Synergy of Acupuncture and Chiropractic

Chiropractic and Acupuncture are ancient healing arts which both go back several thousand years. They are both different but unique. The art of Spinal Manipulation goes back to the time of Hippocrates and the ancient Greeks. Acupuncture goes back to the Orient and was used as the Eastern primary form of Health Care along with


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Functional Upper Trap Training

The upper traps are an often misunderstood muscle that gets a bad reputation in rehabilitation. For years many therapists and trainers have taught their patients to bring their shoulders back and down when treating the neck or shoulder girdle. Patients are taught to constantly stretch the upper trapezius muscle and strengthen the lower and middle


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Seasonal Allergies | Shot of a young man blowing his nose outdoors

Eastern Medicine and Seasonal Allergies

Spring can be a busy season for acupuncturists who deal with seasonal allergies. Roughly 7.8% of adult population in the U.S. are diagnosed with seasonal allergy according to AAAAI.(American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) In western medicine, the underlying mechanism of allergies involve immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE), part of the body’s immune system, binding to an allergen and


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Mature woman raking leaves in her garden looking at camera and smiling. Shallow DOF, focus on woman.

Preparation and Body Mechanics for Yard Work

As winter finally seems to be relinquishing its hold on our region, many people are beginning to ready themselves for warmer weather, and with that comes the need to start those necessary yard work tasks. This includes raking, gardening, shoveling, lawn mowing, and all other sorts of outdoor activity. Unfortunately, many find that the initiation


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