Category Archives: Fitness, Health & Wellness

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Are Orthotics For You?

Variations in foot structure, such as flat- or high-arched feet, have long been recognized to cause stress on muscles, ligaments, and bones that can result in injury. Although there are many variations of flat- or high-arched feet that may or may not be functionally abnormal, studies have demonstrated that flat- or high-arched feet increase the

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KT and Rock Tape

Physical Therapy Modalities and Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Kinesiotaping/Rock Tape   While Kinesiotaping has started to become more known to the common person, it has actually been around since the late 1970’s! Dr. Kenzo Kase, who developed the Kinesio Taping Method, wanted to find something that would help facilitate the body’s natural healing process and

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Summer exercise heat

Exercise and Hot Weather

When the temperature rises, we find it hard to perform the activities that were easier in the cooler months. Read further to find out more about exercise, warm weather and the potential risks associated with the heat. The Physiology of Heat and the Human Body When the temperature rises, so does your core body temperature.

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What? Acne Pimples?

Ways to Get Rid of Acne

Saturday night is finally here, and you’ve waited weeks for the moment you get to take Rachel out for your first date. You’ve bought the freshest outfit and are looking to impress her tonight. Problem is you have a pimple at the tip of your nose making you look like Rudolph leading the sleigh. We’ve

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The Gut-Brain Connection

Many people suffer from digestive issues such as IBS, heartburn, constipation, and gas. Studies have shown there is a strong link between the mind and the gut and how they can affect each other. Ever experience “butterflies in the stomach” when you were excited or a “pit in the stomach” when you were nervous? Those

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Two Easy Clinical Tests for Runners

In honor of the 11th Annual Lake Como 5k this Saturday, I thought it would be appropriate  to discuss a few quick movement based tests that we use at Advanced PMR that relate to running.  As mentioned previously, running requires a balance of multi-planar mobility and stability especially in the lower quarter.  In other words,

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COPD and Common Complications

You’re probably familiar with COPD’s classic symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. But you might not be aware of the potential complications of COPD and the medicines used to treat it. Although the list may seem long, your doctor can help you manage both your COPD symptoms and any complications that arise.

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