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Respiratory Class Recap

Respiratory Class Recap

Many complaints we see patients have are not purely of musculoskeletal origin. Often the irritation also involves an organ, the nervous system, and/or circulatory congestion.  Visceral irritation may be causing pain to occur in a musculoskeletal structure. The reverse may also be true. During our recent session – Treatment of Respiratory System Disorders Using a Manual Therapy Approach – we…

In Pain? Don’t Cancel Dinner Plans With Friends!

In Pain? Don’t Cancel Dinner Plans With Friends!

We have all been in the situation where you are supposed to leave in an hour to meet friends for dinner, but are thinking of canceling because we are just not up to it. You don’t feel like being social because you are having a headache, your knee throbs, or your back hurts. Well, canceling may not be the smart…

Life’s Best Anti-inflammatories: Nature, Art, Music, and Religion

Life’s Best Anti-inflammatories: Nature, Art, Music, and Religion

More and more research is showing that chronic inflammation throughout the body can contribute to poor health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease.  To prevent these negative effects or improve those that are present, decreasing whole body inflammation is a must. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could improve your health and enjoy life at the…

Having Foot Pain? Trying Going Barefoot!

Having Foot Pain? Trying Going Barefoot!

Many people who are trying to be active have to decrease or even stop their exercise program because of foot pain. Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and Achilles tendonitis are some of the more common complaints. Often the recommendation from their health professionals is to get a pair of orthotics, wear them in all of their shoes, and never to go…