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7 Strategies to find freedom from back pain

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. -Robert Gary Lee   Do Not Fear Back pain is so common yet so debilitating. In fact, it is one of the top reasons for people to seek out physical therapy. Sadly, there has been a 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain. When you are …

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The pelvic floor connection: breathing is better than kegels

Proper breathing turns isolated exercise into dynamic movement. Melanie Connell PT Everything is Connected Are you trying to remember to do your kegels but left wondering if it is even accomplishing anything? You aren’t alone. There is no one size fits all exercise! In the case of pelvic floor dysfunction, the issue may lie somewhere …

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Why physical therapy didn’t help you before

We have to move from the concept of “management of disease” to that of “health promotion”. Journal of Visualized Surgery Rehabilitation vs. Recovery Did you go to PT, but it didn’t help? Did you have surgery and not fully recover? It’s not that uncommon. My patients often have a history of various surgeries and have …

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Simple Instant Pot Chicken Soup (don’t forget the wine)

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup” -Ludwig van Beethoven   What is an Instant Pot? Basically it is a new fangled pressure cooker.  It can act in place of your slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt maker.  The Instant Pot makes cooking simple and quick. It allows you to …

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The Best Foods To Nourish Your Skin

“Skin care must be good enough to eat!” –Joanna Runciman   Our skin is an excellent indicator of our gut health.  If we really let this truth sink in, we would stop worrying about how to hide the symptoms and instead turn our attention to address the underlying  imbalances. Diet, lifestyle, environmental stressors and/or toxins …

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