Wellness

Blog posts focusing on wellness.

Core Goals: Pilates 101

2019-02-24T19:27:25-05:00February 24th, 2019|Pilates|

Core Goals: Pilates Are you looking for a strong core, enhanced mental awareness and whole body health? Well read on to learn more about how Pilates can help achieve your goals. What is Pilates? A mind-body exercise created by Joseph Pilates that provides daily conditioning, promotes whole body health and develops mental awareness to optimize your personal performance. “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. Through Pilates, you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then [...]

Workstation Ergonomics: Fit Your Desk To You

2018-08-21T08:59:51-04:00August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized, Lance Cross, Prevention, Ergonomics|

Does your desk fit you?  Poor workstation ergonomics are often identified as a significant factor associated with people experiencing neck pain, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.  The study of ergonomics has provided a great deal of knowledge for adapting work strategies and computer workstations to decrease stress on a person’s body.  The problem is that these strategies are often ignored until after a costly problem has already begun. The Three Major Risk Factors For Injury Described By The [...]

Cryotherapy Treatment Discussion by Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Joe Rogan

2018-10-16T14:58:13-04:00June 16th, 2018|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Pain Management, Cryotherapy|

In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D and Joe Rogan discuss Cryotherapy Treatment and the benefits it has on the body. Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D  frequently engages the public on topics including the role micronutrient deficiencies play in diseases of aging, the role of genetics in determining the effects of nutrients on a person's health status, benefits of exposing the body to hormetic stressors, such as through exercise, fasting, sauna use or heat stress, or various forms of [...]

Oh Baby! What Happened To My Body?

2018-04-16T14:52:18-04:00April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized, Physical Therapists, Melissa Baudo, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Women's Health, Pilates, Dry Needling, Wellness|

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti Calling all moms! Have you recently had a baby, or still struggling with post baby pain and weakness? Pregnancy places high demand on the musculoskeletal system and can be very traumatic for some women leaving them with myofascial pain, internal pelvic pain, nerve pain, diastasis recti (a gapping in the abdominal muscles), weakness in the core from a C-section, neck and shoulder pain from holding your newborn baby, and much more. In December, after a five-year [...]

Sports Specialization

2018-03-16T09:26:11-04:00March 14th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Youth Sports, Wellness|

Is sports specialization helping kids get better at sports and keeping them healthy? Sports participation in younger athletes has evolved over the years from child-driven activities for fun to intense training, performance-enhancement, and specialized training.  This changing environment has left parents, young athletes, and coaches wondering and needing guidance on what is the most appropriate path of athlete development. Until recently, there has been very little published evidence to support any particular path or to outline any specific risks of [...]

The Balancing Act: Changing Pain

2018-03-07T12:59:08-05:00March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness|

A recent National Institutes of Health study determined that nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain and nearly half of those are reported to have severe pain.  Our society and culture has provided many of us with many wonderful amenities of life, but at the same time, it has created a wide array of stressors and unhealthy activities.  This can make it difficult to find balance in mind and body.  Often, these imbalances can contribute to causing chronic pain, [...]

Will Cryotherapy Benefit Me?

2018-10-16T14:25:38-04:00March 1st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Karen Davis Warren, Wellness, Cryotherapy|

People often ask why there is a Whole Body Cryotherapy machine in our physical therapy practice? and I say why not?! Whole Body Cryotherapy, WBC, is a fantastic adjunct to any physical therapy treatment on many levels. PAIN RELIEF Whole Body Cryotherapy will provide pain relief via the production of norepinephrine, NE.  Cold exposure releases NE, into the bloodstream and to the brain. This release of NE is one of the most consistent and profound physiological consequences to cold exposure. [...]

The Hassle of Headaches – Physical Therapy for Headaches

2018-11-05T19:02:03-05:00February 21st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Savas Koutsantonis, Dry Needling, Wellness, Pain Management|

Physical Therapy for Headaches and Migraines Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints.  Recent data suggests the prevalence of this condition is rising.  Most people experience headaches at some point in their life regardless of age, race or gender.   There are a multitude of different types and classifications of headaches. It is important that your type of headache is accurately diagnosed as many people suffer from a combination of different types; this will determine the specific treatment [...]

Why Do I Need Massage Therapy?

2019-04-10T12:58:15-04:00February 7th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Redcord Neurac, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement, Pain Management, Massage Therapy|

Let me begin with explaining why I do this, why I’m a Massage Therapist. I’ve been a pretty active person most of my life—running, martial arts, weight training—so I’ve had my share of injuries, aches and pains.  In my 20’s, I experienced my first massage session with an elderly lady that had the ability to find the root of my issues.  I found this to be remarkable because the root was not necessarily where the pain was.  Over the next [...]