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The Rules of RICE

Despite its recent bad press, inflammation is actually completely normal and important for healing when it is acute. The heat, swelling, and redness that make inflammation uncomfortable are actually a desired outcome. During an acute inflammation, blood vessels dilate to rush chemicals that kill bacteria and initiate tissue healing to the injured area. This usually lasts […]

Anatomy, Birgit's Blog, Healthy Excercise, Healthy Movement, Pain, PRI

Top 5 preventable overuse injuries

Spend a few weeks in any physical therapy clinic and a common theme will begin to arise. The majority of individuals who seek treatment report that pain started gradually, without apparent cause, and got worse over weeks or months. This presentation is usually indicative of an “overuse” injury. Rather than resulting from a single traumatic […]

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Dangers of “text neck”

“Text neck” is a newest way that our daily habits are getting in the way of good posture. As many as 79% of 18-44 year-olds have their smartphones with the, at least 22 hour a day. Maybe this sounds a little ridiculous, but it isn’t a new problem. This is just replacing, or maybe adding to, […]

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Common injuries in throwing athletes

  The shoulder joint is designed to allow the most range of motion of any joint in the human body. Generally, this is more than enough motion to accomplish daily tasks and to manipulate our environment. Individuals that participate in throwing sports, particularly volleyball, tennis, and baseball, test the limits of range of motion and muscle […]

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Yoga – Great Exercise for Kids

There are just as many benefits of a yoga practice for kids as there are for adults. All of the physical benefits for adults – improved flexibility, improved cardiovascular fitness, and decreased blood pressure and respiratory rate to name a few – also apply to the younger population. A best of all, yoga is safe for […]

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A Challenging Season of Allergies Ahead

Good news, everyone! All systems are go for a exceptionally challenging transition for sufferers of seasonal allergies. The nose serves as an entryway to our bodies. In defense against potentially harmful particles, we have an allergic response to expel the inhaled offenders. For those that suffer from allergies, this response has been generalized to harmless […]

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Even a Little Movement…

Call it yoga, call it stretching, or a mid-day energy boost, the fact is that even a little extra movement during your day is great for your health. There is more research than you want to read that discusses the negative effects of sitting in one position all day. If you work a desk job or […]