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Mindfulness

October 12th, 2015

Take a moment to focus your attention. Not just on the words that you are reading, but the sound and feeling of your breath. The weight of your body against the chair you are sitting in, the temperature and sounds in the room around you, the texture of your phone in your hands. You just …

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Yearly Lab Test Recommendations

June 12th, 2015

Yearly Lab Test Recommendations Lab tests are a great way to get an overall picture of your health. Getting certain tests done on a yearly basis is a good idea because it can help you monitor your health, provide baseline values for your doctor when you are feeling well, and detect any underlying illnesses that …

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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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My Health Journey

February 5th, 2015

Last fall I found myself struggling to stay awake throughout the day. I was sluggish, foggy, disoriented, and was finding it difficult to get through busier days at the clinic and my workouts. In early November, I found myself relaying my symptoms to my doctor. She seemed concerned after I told her that the first …

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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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Sports Recovery Treatment

January 14th, 2015

**SORRY ABOUT THE VOMIT INDUCING CAMERA MOVES** I offer sports/activity recovery visits that utilize a couple of devices to help my patients avoid muscle soreness and fatigue. The MarcPro muscle stimulation unit can be placed in a variety of locations to create a comfortable muscle pulsing. This pulsing helps muscles clear out some of the …

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Dr. Steve’s Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide

December 29th, 2014

I had a lot of fun making some gift recommendations for you last year, so I’m gonna do it again! Let’s get started – Yoga Tune Up Ball – A slightly softer and larger alternative to the lacrosse ball. These tools are great for working on tired, achy, sore and knotted muscles. There are also …

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Preventative Screens

October 29th, 2014

From time to time going forward, I will be inviting other health care professionals in the area that I know and trust to present topics for your benefit. This first one comes from Dr. Carolynn Francavilla, MD. Enjoy! PREVENTATIVE SCREENS October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a great time to think about catching up …

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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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