Category Archives: Fitness, Health & Wellness



Young woman shivering during the winter season

Why Does Cold Weather Cause Increased Pain?

I recently had a patient ask me…why I feel increased pain during cold weather? Sometimes I wonder if it is that the cold weather coincides with stress from the holidays. However, the scientific answer is that cold causes our bodies to constrict. Nerve ending are more sensitive during cold weather and your muscles contract to


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Retired seniors playing mini golf at their retirement center.

The Secrets to Longevity

Longevity secrets in Chinese Medicine span the course of 5 millennia. The eight branches of Chinese Medicine include: meditation, exercise, diet, cosmology, feng shui, bodywork, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. Each branch works on a different layer of a human being and is an expression of the spherical nature of life. In this short essay I


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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects posture and movement due to damage to the brain. It is characterized by decreased functional abilities, delayed motor development and impaired muscle tone and movement patterns. Because of these, a patient with CP takes longer to do the task and uses a lot of his/her energy focusing


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Back Brace Benefits

Low back pain is one of the most prevalent conditions treated in physical therapy. It is estimated that 80% of adults will experience some level of low back pain during their lives (Schroeder, Rossler, Ziehe, Higuchi, 1986). Low back pain can occur for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, disc disorder, muscle


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Shot of a mature doctor examining his patient who is concerned about his knee

Voodoo-Band Flossing

One of the newer joint mobilization techniques that is commonly practiced in many physical therapy clinics, gyms, and athletic training facilities is Joint Flossing using a compressive wrap; one of the more popular brands called Voodoo-Floss. In practice a band is wrapped around a joint or muscle that is restricted creating a powerful compressive force,


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