The Nose Knows Best! The Secrets to Better Breathing

2021-05-12T14:16:27-04:00May 11th, 2021|Wellness, Uncategorized|

What is a simple, free, daily action that can positively affect your IMMUNE SYSTEM, MOOD, WEIGHT, and LONGEVITY?  Breathing.  Nasal breathing that is! Mouth breathing causes the tissues in the back of the mouth to become loose and flex inward, making breathing more difficult, creating more...mouth breathing! Nasal breathing naturally tones the soft tissue in the airways, keeping them firm and in shape! Mouth breathing while sleeping allows gravity to close the airway even more as the soft tissues in the [...]

Are You Training the MOST Important Muscle In Your Body?

2021-05-12T14:02:32-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

What is the most important muscle in your body?  It’s not your glutes...but your breathing muscle, in particular your diaphragm.  Why is the diaphragm so important? The diaphragm, intercostals, and abdominals/oblique muscles are not only used for breathing but  impact many systems and functions in your body including: digestive health, by providing support for the digestive system pain management, by reducing the sensitivity of the nervous system back health, by providing stability and mobility with other core muscles athletic performance, [...]

Hydration For Youth Athletes

2020-04-07T12:21:09-04:00September 18th, 2018|Physical Therapists, Youth Sports|

As a parent of a young athlete, like me, I often get asked the following questions about youth hydration: How much should my child be drinking? When should they be drinking? What should they be drinking? Why are children more prone to heat illness and how do we prevent it? What happens in the winter when it’s cooler? The youth sports programs don’t typically have nutritionists on staff guiding and educating the athletes or parents, so it’s time to put [...]

Will Cryotherapy Benefit Me?

2020-04-07T12:36:26-04:00March 1st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Information, 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. [...]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

2020-04-07T12:36:45-04:00November 29th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Prevention, Ergonomics, Wellness|

No SEDENTARY is! Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University, coined the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking”. Studies have correlated chronic sitting with an "increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease in women colon cancer in men, numerous chronic issues related to obesity, and death." This means that if you work out and eat well, but then sit all day you are still considered a sedentary person.  The prolonged sitting cancels out the [...]

Can I prevent a sports injury?

2020-04-07T12:37:02-04:00December 4th, 2014|Strength Training, Running Physical Therapy, Functional Movement Screen, Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Prevention, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Gait Retraining, Performance Enhancement|

Are you wondering when it will happen to you? Not what , but when will you feel pain or develop a sports injury? Does the question can I prevent a sports injury hang over your head? We've got some good news for you. You can determine your injury risk which means you can prevent a sports injury. The Functional Movement Screen There are screening tools that allow athletes to assess their injury risk. The Functional Movement Screen TM (FMS) is a [...]

Emory University White Coat Ceremony Keynote Address

2020-04-07T12:39:30-04:00November 5th, 2013|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Practice News|

On September 10, 2013, Karen Davis Warren was given the opportunity to welcome and inspire the Emory University DPT Class as the keynote speaker for their white coat ceremony. We wanted to share the content of her inspirational talk about seeking change, adjusting to change, creating change, and being the change. Karen Davis Warren Gives Speech at Emory University White Coat Ceremony Thank you to the Emory faculty—you are my role models and each of you continues to inspire me [...]

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