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Life lessons learned by overcoming failure

September 1, 2013

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by Joseph Sutton —  Failure can teach a person life lessons. My son and I learned two important lessons from our days as athletes. One day in high school I got hit in the head by a pitch in batting practice. That tragic incident happened before batting helmets were used. The very next day, because […]

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Fibromyalgia, fibrin and proteolytic enzymes

May 26, 2013

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by Betsy Timmerman —  It has long been known that people with chronic muscle pain or fibromyalgia have more fibrin in their tissues and blood. This fibrin, while initially helpful in the early stages of healing after an injury, can become problematic if the body does not clear itself of the agent after it has […]

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The straw that broke the camel’s back — Principles of manual therapy

March 1, 2013

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by Tony Liker —  Many people experience back and/or neck pain. The apparent causes vary widely — sports injuries, automobile accidents, falls, lifting, bending, etc. Yet, each person has his or her own unique history of injury, trauma and stress underlying the apparent cause. Each time the body sustains a stress or injury, tension may […]

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Seven steps for back pain relief

February 24, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but […]

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A light approach to pain

August 13, 2012

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by Victoria Bowmann —  When pain comes on — whether it is a low back ache, a hand or wrist problem from overuse, a headache or even painful feet — do you reach for an over-the-counter pain pill? Many people do, but relief is usually only temporary. We hope the pain goes away, until the […]

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Pre-hab now to avoid re-hab later

July 18, 2012

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Dr. Stephen Brandon Now that the New Year’s celebrations have come and gone, most of us start to think about getting back in shape. This is a great idea, and our initiative should be commended. However, trying to start out performing at the highest level in the gym is not only unrealistic, but it may […]

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Rolfing® — The ins and outs

March 5, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  When we hear of Rolfing and Structural Integration, the first thought that generally comes to mind is: but it hurts, doesn’t it? Dr. Ida Rolf, over a period of 50 years, developed the method of Rolfing, which she called Structural Integration. Many dedicated rolfers have continued to advance this bodywork since […]

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Prolotherapy for sports injuries

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Nearly anyone who has ever experienced a sports- or exercise-related injury can tell you that sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of those injuries. Although sports teams have employed physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th […]

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Regenerative joint therapy with Prolozone

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  If you suffer from any form of musculoskeletal or joint pain, including painful knees, hips, back, rotator cuffs or shoulders, or if you have been suffering from degenerative hips, knees or arthritis, Prolozone can offer much needed relief. Prolozone is a modification of Prolotherapy and can also be referred to […]

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Can Rolfing® help me?

February 26, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  Rolfers are asked many interesting questions about what Rolfing can do to correct structural imbalances in the body. Following are answers to some of these questions Question: Can Rolfing help me if one hip is higher than the other and if my head thrusts forward? Body misalignment: If you stack building […]

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Halloween safety tips for parents and children

February 25, 2012

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by Brant Rawls —  Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children. However, as the sun goes down and trick-or-treaters start roaming the streets of your neighborhood, consider several things as a parent or guardian. Potentially hazardous costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street at night without supervision are only a […]

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Signs indicating seniors need assistance

February 25, 2012

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by Kim McCreery —  Inevitably, there will come a time for the vast majority of us when we can no longer maintain healthy and safe lives without the assistance of outside help. And more often than not, the real issue is about the loss of independence. For many seniors, accepting outside help is a scary […]

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Treating whiplash with myofascial release

February 24, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Whiplash is a nonmedical term that describes a set of symptoms usually caused by a rear-end collision, but also can be caused by sports injuries, falls or other movements where a similar rapid extension-flexion motion of the head and neck occurs. These symptoms typically include neck pain, difficulty turning the […]

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