09 Jan 2018
January 9, 2018

Arthritis?

Managing pain for chronic conditions like arthritis is an area in which massage therapy has shown particular promise. Previous quantitative data is making strong connections between massage therapy and pain relief, but what about other symptoms that are more difficult to track, such as quality of life and stress reduction? Does receiving massage therapy for.. read more →

31 Dec 2017
December 31, 2017

5 Tips for Active Aging

Everybody talks about active aging, but not everybody knows what it’s supposed to look like. Working to stay happy and healthy as we get older shouldn’t be a drag, something done to slow an inevitable decline into decrepitude. Some things get better and better with age! While the grocery store magazine rack offers all kinds.. read more →

30 Nov 2017
November 30, 2017

What is NeuroKinetic Therapy?

What is NeuroKinetic Therapy® ? NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system, is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles. The motor control.. read more →

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02 Sep 2017
September 2, 2017

50% of Office Workers have Shoulder & Neck Pain

According to a recent study, 50% of office workers will suffer from neck & Shoulder pain each year, often due to prolonged periods of poor posture. Researchers in Denmark, led by Dr. Lars L. Andersen discovered that one simple Thera-Band Tubing exercise done for as little as 2 minutes per day, will significantly reduce neck.. read more →

19 Aug 2017
August 19, 2017

Forward Head and Rounded Shoulders

Forward Head & Rounded Shoulders According to researchers every inch the head moves forward of the shoulders, weight is elevated by 10 pounds. As a result, a 12 pound head held 3 inches forward, forces the cervical extensors (semispinalis, splenii, longissimus, upper traps, etc.) to isometrically hold up 42 pounds against the unrelenting force of gravity. And.. read more →

15 Jul 2017
July 15, 2017

Postural & Muscle Imbalance

Human movement and function requires a balance of muscle length and strength between opposing muscles surrounding a joint. Normal amounts of opposing force between muscles are necessary to keep the bones centered in the joint during motion; this would be considered ‘muscle balance’. On the other hand, ‘muscle imbalance’ occurs when opposing muscles provide different directions.. read more →

03 Jun 2017
June 3, 2017

Sway Back, Lumbar Lordosis & Pelvic Tilt

The lower crossed syndrome. The tight line (a) travels through the iliopsoas and lumbar erectors, which pull and hold this aberrant swayback posture. Reciprocal inhibition weakens the abdominals and gluteals (b) allowing this dysfunctional pattern to develop. View how the tight line (a in Figure ) travels through the iliopsoas and lumbar erectors, while the.. read more →

01 Feb 2017
February 1, 2017

Benefits of Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical.. read more →

02 Jan 2017
January 2, 2017

Active Isolated Stretching for Runners

Forty years ago, an athlete named Aaron Mattes was frustrated with continuous injuries and what he saw as ineffective rehabilitative methods. For a hamstring stretch, he had been taught to rest his foot on a bench and reach for his toes. That methodology left him sorer and his hamstrings screaming. Sound familiar? Spurred on by.. read more →