As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of 2020, it’s easy to start reflecting on what a bizarre year this has been. It can be really easy to think about what we’ve missed out on, or what we are going to miss out on because of COVID-19. It’s okay to mourn these things, to grieve […]
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Ever feel bloated? Experience brain fog and sluggishness? Maybe you’re slow to get out of bed, or it takes you a while to really wake up. While a good night of sleep and coffee can help, you can’t out sleep, outrun, or outwork a bad diet. And sometimes your diet might be more of a […]
Foot pain is the worst. I mean, anything that prevents you from being out and about is the worst, and plantar fasciitis is totally one of those things. Waking up in the morning you might experience pain and pressure in your foot, or maybe after standing for long periods of time you notice stiffness and […]
A NOTE FROM MY MOM I started experiencing knee, back, and hip pain when I was around 35. I figured it was just from being so active. I played softball, waitressed, and had two young children. As the pain led to stiffness, swollen knees, and joints, I decided it was time to see a doctor […]
I’ve got a quick story for you, about a client who suffered from arthritis. She had been feeling achy, chronically stiff, and had pain in her joints that was starting to radiate through her limbs. Ouch. When she was diagnosed – she was shocked, thinking “I’m 23 years old – how is this even possible?” […]
What is one of the most used – and overused – parts of the body? If you guessed your knees, you are correct! Because this system of muscles, joints, and ligaments get used all the time for almost every movement you can think of, it is at an increased risk for injury, stiffness, and chronic […]
Some trends may come and go, but core strength is always in! The core is such an integral part of all body movement, and as a result questions about core training are common in the fitness and physical therapy industries. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation swirling around. No more! I’m here to […]
Hot or cold? Warm or chilly? What temperature treatments are best to resolve aches and pains? Temperature can in fact be an excellent way to warm up or cool down muscles, soothe or invigorate different areas of stiffness or lingering pain. But, which is best – and when? All good questions, and important ones to […]
Sore shoulders make me want to run and get a massage more than anything else! Tightness spreading across your shoulders, feeling knots (AKA “adhesions”) – not fun for anyone at any time. But, not everyone can just hop over to a brilliant massage therapist as we please (sad, but true). So, what is the best […]
Do you know what your neck looks like when you’re scrolling through your phone? If I had to venture a guess, I would say it is probably at some sort of an angle, positioned downward to better stare at your device. This phenomenon is leading to more and more cases of “text neck” as I […]