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Get Your Mind Right

 February 6, 2022

“Hey, how are you doing?” is probably the most commonly used phrase to start a conversation between yourself and another person. But are we really prepared for what the other person might say? Usually, the answer is “fine” or “okay.”  What happens if someone shares their anxiety or pain with you? How would you respond […]

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How To Have A Pain-Free New Year

 January 20, 2022

It’s that time of the year again; the Holiday season is ending, and a New Year begins! Which means you may have traveled to see family, climbed up into the attic to put up the Christmas decorations, and inevitably lifted heavy luggage and presents. The latter may cause a great new year to become a […]

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Fall Prevention and Decreasing Risk Factors

 January 20, 2022

Five ways to prevent falls in your home: Do you have someone living in your home at risk of falling? Here are some tips to prevent falls and secure your home for your loved ones! Remove loose carpeting or tack down with tape around all edges – this includes area rugs, entryway rugs, etc Run […]

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Dry Needling Can Help

 January 20, 2022

Dry needling has been around for decades in the United States and used by various professionals, including physical therapists. Around the world, these techniques have been utilized for much longer and have scientific research to substantiate their effectiveness as a  treatment method for pain control and restoring muscle function. After a decade-long battle with the […]

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The “Core” of Your Back Pain

 January 20, 2022

The phrase” you’ve gotta work your core” is frequently misinterpreted. We hear this from our doctors, our trainers, and sometimes our friends regarding treating or dealing with lower back pain. Let us first define core as the central, most important part of something. The misinterpreted portion of that phrase is the word core, as it […]

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Conquer the Day

 May 11, 2020

Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus teaches us about not worrying and to not be anxious about anything.  Scripture tells us to focus on today and today only, tomorrow will take care of itself. Controlling what we can control and making the best of today, will help with your overall health, mood, and protection from illness.  Yes, be […]

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Fixing Lower Crossed Syndrome

 May 11, 2020

What is Lower Crossed Syndrome? Lower crossed syndrome is a common abnormal posture associated with muscle imbalances in the lower body. This muscle imbalance consists of some weak/lengthened muscles (ie. the abdominals as well as the glutes) and some tight/over-developed muscles (ie. the lower back muscles and hip flexors). What causes lower crossed syndrome? There […]

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John Bates

 May 11, 2020

“Dr. John! Thank you for your help. I needed someone who could scale to my strengths and weaknesses and you were able to work me through it. Even when I needed to step back. I appreciate you! Thanks again, John Bates”

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Bike Fitting to Prevent Injury

 April 14, 2020

Being properly fitted to your road bike will not only make your ride more comfortable, but it will also help you maximize your efficiency, increase your speed, and most importantly prevent injury. Here are a few fundamental things to check out the next time you hop on the bike to make sure you have the […]

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Top 3 Exercises to Prevent Wakeboarding Injuries

 April 7, 2020

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or a professional wakeboarder, participating in this sport definitely requires a lot of balance. Lacking balance out on the water can potentially lead to serious injury and emphasizing balance training should be a priority for all wakeboarders. Listed below are three exercises that can help take your wakeboarding skills […]

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Staying Healthy and in Shape at Home During Isolation…

 April 3, 2020

If you’re like me, working out and being able to lift weights is much more than just picking a weight up and putting it down.  It relieves stress, keeps your body weight down and most importantly for me decreases mental fatigue and gives you an outlet. With all of the gyms closed, for now, you […]

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Upper Crossed Syndrome

 March 25, 2020

What is upper crossed syndrome? Upper crossed syndrome is a common abnormal posture associated with muscle imbalances in the upper body. This muscle imbalance consists of some weak/lengthened muscles (ie. the deep cervical flexor muscles and the lower trapezius) and some tight/over-developed muscles (ie. the pectorals or chest muscles and some of the muscles in […]