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Sexual Assault in the Workplace

Our blogs are usually directly related to health since our work involves improving people’s wellbeing.  Today, I am going to use the space to bring awareness to something that is usually not given much attention. Sexual assault…
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BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER TO REDUCE JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS

   Did you know that the human body is composed of over 60% water? Water is essential for hydryation to our joints. It is composed of 2 parts Hydrogen and 1 part oxygen. Oxyginated blood provides healing and maintaince for all tissues, with…

Finding the perfect pair

Your shoe may be fit for a walk when you’re actually going for a run. When it comes to finding the right shoe for exercising not all shoes are created equal.  Some may think if you purchase a good, expensive pair of shoes then they…

Why do I always hear to do 3 Sets of Ten Repetitions?

If you have ever been to physical therapy, had personal training, or even just looked up how to start a weight lifting program online, there is one thing in common, the number ten.  Most recommendations that professionals give when performing…

Some Thoughts About Choosing A New Car As We Age.

Did you know that the average American keeps their car roughly 6 years before getting a new one? As we grow older that becomes quite a lot of vehicles over a lifetime. As our bodies age we often need to make adjustments to our day to day lives…

Monkey Feet

In my final year of physical therapy school I was asked by fellow classmates to give a speech at the annual Virginia Physical Therapy Association’s student conclave, because I often took advantage of class presentations to talk about primates…

What to Know About MFD(-) Pressure Cupping.

Many manual therapy techniques you may have seen in physical therapy offices are compressive in nature. Myofascial decompression (MFD) cupping uses negative pressure to lift the skin up and obtain the opposite effect. In recent years, it has…

Superhero Pose Increases Confidence

If you’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan, then you probably remember the scene where Amelia Sheperd stands like a Superhero before going into the Operating Room to perform a major surgery on her mentor, Dr. Herman.  If you’ve never watched Grey’s…

How To Keep Your Kids Occupied During Quarantine

As a busy mom of 4 I have found myself losing patience with my children easily during quarantine. As much as I hate to admit it, I know that it’s not their fault, they are just incredibly bored. I have had to get very creative on how to keep…

Exercising with Your Dog

They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. However, it is 2020 and dogs have taken on a whole new role. They are also man’s best personal trainer! It is a well- known fact that physical activity and interaction with our pets release…