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Plan a Vacation

Plan a Vacation

This is the time of year when people start thinking about planning a vacation. I recently wrote a blog on the steps to improving work life balance in your life. With hectic and stressful schedules, it can be difficult to take the time to nurture and care for yourself. Taking a nice vacation is a wonderful way to rejuvenate yourself. Even the act of planning a vacation can add some extra excitement in your life. The following is a list of why travel is an important aspect of life.

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The Wellness Hacks of a Pro Surfer

The Wellness Hacks of a Pro Surfer

Surfing, although a highly physically demanding sport, has a reputation for being full of “chill” vibes. There’s something calming and meditative about being out in the ocean and enjoying the power of nature. Learn how this professional surfer optimizes her physical and mental health!

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Why Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing?

Why Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing?

Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing technique that has profound health benefits. We use this technique quite often in a physical therapy setting, but it is widely used in many other areas including yoga, meditation, and athletics. Diaphragmatic breathing causes the lungs to expand more efficiently than thoracic breathing. Read more....

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Joint Mobilization Techniques: Why are they performed in Physical Therapy?

Joint Mobilization Techniques: Why are they performed in Physical Therapy?

Joint mobilization is a passive manual technique performed in many physical therapy treatments. It may feel differently from your everyday joint actions, like flexing at the knee or lifting the arm overhead. And that’s because it is. All joints have their own specific alignment and ways in which the bones, ligaments, tendons and capsule move about each other (known as osteokinematic or arthrokinematic motion). If those movement patterns are restricted in some way or are dysfunctional, we as therapy providers will step in to improve proper operations.

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Essential Rehab Tools to have at Home

Essential Rehab Tools to have at Home

In our clinic we have a variety of different inexpensive tools useful for releasing tension, improving range of motion and muscle recovery. Most of these tools are used for myofascial release. Your fascia is a sheath of connective tissue that provides support and protection for your muscles and internal organs. Your fascia can become tight and distorted from trauma, poor posture, repetitive stress, workouts. When fascia restricts, you may experience pain and inflammation.

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Chiropractors Big Help for Low Back Pain

Chiropractors Big Help for Low Back Pain

Your lumbar spine, or lower back, is a complex structure of interconnecting ligaments, muscles, bones, joints and nerves all working together to provide support to your core and offer strength and flexibility. However, your lower back is also susceptible to injury and pain, based on how it's used and protected. Mechanical and soft tissue injuries are some of the more common causes of lower back pain, which can impact intervertebral discs, nerve roots and spinal joints.1

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