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Pain Facts and Self Care Strategies

This month we are revisiting the topic of pain because it is such a common phenomenon in our patients. Many people come to our clinic struggling with pain that they have had for years and looking for help. Luckily, new research is continually improving our understanding of pain which allows us to help those affected […]

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Nutrition and Pain: How the Foods You Eat Affect Pain

We are learning more and more about the importance of diet to our health. We know that poor diets are related to developing many chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.1 However, we are now beginning to appreciate the relationship between diet and pain, and how the foods we eat can directly […]

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Resistance Training for Older Adults: Part 3

This month we are going to build on previous posts by going into the specifics of how to build a strength training routine. Check out Part 1 and 2 first before diving into this one. To recap, resistance training at least 2 days per week is recommended by most top health organizations in the country. […]

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Resistance Training for Older Adults: Part 2

Following up on our blog from April, here is some more information about resistance training for older adults including some common misconceptions about lifting weights, as well as recommendations to get you started. Common Misconceptions Many people have misconceptions about weight lifting. Here are some of the most common assumptions. Heavy lifting is not safe […]

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MAY IS EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROMES AWARENESS MONTH

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are a collection of 13+ disorders of the genes that impact connective tissues.  Connective tissues make up the membranes and linings of all the organ systems of the body as well as skin, ligaments, and tendons.  As a result people with EDS deal with symptoms that can […]

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Resistance Training for Older Adults

Do you feel like you’re getting too old to lift weights? Have others warned you it’s not safe? Or have you never really considered it? Aging unfortunately can lead to the loss of strength, lean muscle mass, and bone density. But it doesn’t have to cause a problem!   Resistance training with good body mechanics […]

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We’re Getting Vaccinated- And We Hope You Will Too!

After a year of pandemic lifestyle, COVID-19 vaccines offer a path toward safe and healthy social gatherings, travel, and return to ‘business as usual’.  But until enough of us are vaccinated, staying home, wearing masks, and keeping our distance will still be necessary to keep the community healthy.1  We know that many people have concerns […]

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Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache people experience. With so many of us working remotely on computers these days we are seeing an increase in headaches complaints. If you suffer from headaches, continue reading to learn more. Tension Headaches: What Are They? These headaches cause mild to moderate pain in the head, […]

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Exercising While Wearing a Mask: Common Misconceptions

Patients ask me questions about their face masks all the time. “Is it okay to exercise while wearing my mask?” “Is breathing my own carbon dioxide dangerous?” “How do you breathe in these things all day?!” “What is the best type of mask to wear?” If you have been pondering these same questions, then let’s […]

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Exercising at Home in the Time of Covid-19

As we enter yet an additional phase of restrictions and isolation, it is more important than ever to stay active at home. We aren’t going out to the gyms or stores as often as we used to. Now with the snow moving in and temperatures plummeting it is becoming increasingly difficult to get outside to […]

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