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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…
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Quick, Easy and HEALTHY Breakfast Oatmeal

If you are looking for a healthy breakfast that is fast and easy to make than this is the recipe for you! It is dairy free and doesn’t have any added sugar. It is made with natural foods that will give you the energy you need to get through…

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…

Not Much Time and Still Want a Good Meal? Try This Easy Recipe

As a current PTA student and part-time physical therapy technician, I do not have a lot of free time. While I would love to spend a lot more time in the kitchen making delicious meals I can sit down and enjoy, I have to find quicker alternatives.…

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…

Tips for Starting a Wellness Program

One theme that keeps being reiterated during these uncertain times, whether it is on the news or being passed around on social media, is concern for health. So, what is health? Many people tend to respond to health in a more reactive manor…

Benefits of Pursuing Cycling

  Many say that you never forget how to ride a bike, so now would be a great opportunity to hop back on your two-wheeler and enjoy the copious amounts of health benefits that cycling has to offer. If you are someone who…