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Smartphones and Your Health

March 5th, 2015

Smartphone Use and Your Health There is no doubt that smartphones are an integral part of many people’s lives. They help us do so much, and stay connected to the world around us. There are estimates that an average person picks up their device more than 1,500 times per week! Other estimates put an average …

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Why Movement Matters

February 4th, 2015

The new tagline for the clinic is “Move Well. Live Well.” This is something I truly believe and keep it in mind always when assessing my patients and determining how to treat and rehabilitate them. Newer research that has been coming out over the last couple years has linked excessive sitting to premature death, even …

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The How To Guide to Mobility Work

January 29th, 2015

A fair deal of the “homework” that I give to my patients is focused on self mobilizations of the areas that we treat in the office. This work when targeted correctly, and done appropriately, can go a long way towards shortening recovery time. It is also crucial for making sure that joints are operating in …

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Ice or Heat for Injuries?

November 29th, 2014

Ice vs. Heat Cold and hot packs are a great way to supplement your treatment outside the office and help soothe everyday aches and pains. Knowing which one to use and when can make the difference between making your symptoms better or worse. This is one of the most common questions I get asked here …

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Stress Relief Tips

September 29th, 2014

Sometimes even the word ‘stress’ is enough to send a person’s blood pressure soaring and make them tighten up. This month I will offer a few tips for managing day to day stress. Be Present – Taking a minute to focus on what you see, hear, feel, smell, and taste at any given time. It can …

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Choosing the Right Athletic Shoes

August 29th, 2014

When it comes to running, walking, jumping and the like, it is important to choose proper footwear. If you have been to a shoe store recently, I am sure you are aware that there is no shortage of options out there. Picking the right shoe can be a bit overwhelming for some, and at the …

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Fighting Allergies, and Winning

June 29th, 2014

Allergy season here in Colorado is picking up, and while we may be getting towards the end of the heavy tree pollen portion, weeds (not that kind…) (did I just make two marijuana puns in a row?), and grasses are on the way up. So what can you do besides take meds that may wipe …

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Pain Free Gardening and Yard Work

May 29th, 2014

Spring is in full swing which means that you may be getting back into tending to your back yard garden or taking on landscaping projects. I’ll provide you with a few tips to keep yourself out of pain while trying your hand at taming mother nature. Warm up – Doing a little bit of stretching or …

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When To Seek Care

March 29th, 2014

I often get asked at what point a person should come in to see me for treatment for any variety of aches and pains, so I figured I would lay out a few guidelines for helping you distinguish regular soreness from something that should be investigated. 1. Pain on one side of the body – After …

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Keeping Your Joints Healthy

February 14th, 2014

Your body has over 230 individual joints (many more if you get really technical about it). Each one of these joints are fairly simply constructed – two cartilage capped bone ends, bathed in protective and lubricating synovial fluid, wrapped in a connective tissue bag called a joint capsule – that’s it! Keeping these simple structures …

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