Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (1 of 3)

Tip #1 – Organize, Prioritize, and Consolidate your gift purchases There is nothing more stressful than waiting until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping… the things you want are already sold out or are no longer available in the size or color you need. You do find it, but it’s on backorder, or … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Breathing and Neck Pain

Breathing is part of life. That’s an understatement, right? This comes before anything else we need to survive. Without fresh O2, we are doomed to be part of history rather than the present. So why, if it is so important, do we pay absolutely no attention to it? Breathing is one of those funny things … Continue reading

KMI Series – Session #12: Balance and Completion

Session 12 – Balancing and Completion The thing I was most excited about for the last session, was seeing my growth. We had put a sticky note with my initials on the wall when I was measured during session 1. I already knew there would be a difference, but the anticipation was killing me! This … Continue reading

Pokemon Go neck… no, seriously. It’s real!

We’ve talked about “Text neck” before: the pain in your neck caused by keeping your head in a forward and down position for extended periods of time while texting. But now there is a new name for it: “Pokemon Go neck”. The newest technology craze is getting people up and moving, but because it requires … Continue reading

Hip Labrum and FAI surgery recovery: Week 11, no pain!

I can’t believe how good I feel! I feel almost normal. Really!! All the pain that I was experiencing for two years is GONE. All of the surgical pain is gone, too. All that remains is the joint and muscle soreness from all the strengthening in physical therapy, and the muscles learning to move again … Continue reading

Abdomen and the pelvic floor, pain and connective tissue

I had worked with pregnant women for years before becoming pregnant myself, but No One could have prepared me for the changes I would experience in my abdomen and pelvic floor during pregnancy and postpartum. I learned all about the biomechanical aspects of pregnancy while going through it: the changed gait, the changed center of … Continue reading

Deep Tissue massage versus Neuromuscular Therapy

We get this question all the time: How is Neuromuscular Therapy different from Deep Tissue Massage? As the name suggests, “Deep Tissue Massage” is a form of massage that works the general muscle tissue using deep pressure. The treatment utilizes classic Swedish massage strokes with firm pressure to address areas of pain and muscle “knots”. Deep … Continue reading

Improving Your Golf Game

Improving your score Can we really do that? As a few clients can attest, it’s possible. 🙂 One of the most common recreational reasons a new client walks through our doors is the pain or decreased mobility from the game of golf. They are frustrated because they hurt during or after play, are tired of … Continue reading

Hip Labrum and FAI surgery recovery: Week 1

Labrum surgery recovery: The first five days were rough, although I was in better shape than I had expected to be. If you are needing to have this surgery, make sure you have help 24/7 for the first 5-7 days. I needed help with *everything*, especially getting up to go to the bathroom overnight. The … Continue reading

Hip labrum and FAI surgery: Week and Day of Surgery

My last post about my hip labrum and FAI surgery indicated that my surgery date was going to be 12/15/15. I had my pre-op testing at the hospital on 12/1 which included a complete blood count, EKG and chest X-ray. I received a call the next morning from my surgeon, Dr. Tim Bert‘s, office (Hedley … Continue reading