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Teenage athletes, poor sleep, and sugary drinks: recipe for disaster

Being the basketball junkie that I am, I was reading an article that was trying to explain why so many young, first round draft picks in last years draft where injured: 7 of the top 11 picks where injured and lost significant time during the season (if not the whole season!). But why? Although the […]

Myofascial Trigger Points

An Introduction to the Self Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points Learn simple, cost effective techniques to help alleviate chronic muscle pain Myofascial Trigger Points (TrP’s) are very common and are responsible for many of our common, daily, complaints of “muscle-type” pain. As a Physical Therapist, I have successfully added TrP therapy to my practice and […]

Getting your haircut in India, Evidence Based Medicine, and CranioSacral Therapy

“Evidence Based Medicine” (E.B.M.) is all the rage. Many would say if your treatment technique isn’t Evidence Based, don’t bother, save your money, the guy’s probably a quack. From a clinical standpoint, I live in both worlds: the black and white, Evidenced Based one, where you can measure the effects of your intervention and prove […]

Stretching workshop with Pilates Studio of Bellingham

Clear your calendar and save the date!! The Pilates Studio of Bellingham is offering a one-day stretch workshop on November 8th, 8:30-2:30. This is a great opportunity to learn stretching techniques from 2 of Bellingham’s best, Maria and Geoffrey Knight. Call the studio to register, 360-527-8663 more class info is below: “Come one, come all […]

Pedaling for Parkinson’s: How riding a bike can help control Parkinson’s Disease symptoms

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disease that results in the degeneration of neurons in the brain that help to control movement. This leads to a reduction in the amount of dopamine produced, a neurotransmitter, which in turn cause the movement impairments that characterize the disease. Commonly seen symptoms in Parkinson’s patients include stooped posture, […]

The importance of diaphragmatic or “belly” breathing

Take a Deep Breath! It is easy to get caught up in the stress and busyness of everyday life, so it is important to remind ourselves to slow down and take a few deep breaths. Doing so not only helps to relieve stress, but also results in physiologic changes that are good for our body. […]

Inspirational true story about injured paratrooper

You may have already come across this video as it spreads across the internet, but just in case you haven’t, it is worth seeing.  Too many times we come up with excuses not to exercise or just feel like giving up.  Well, watch  the video below about Anthony and his quest to regain his health […]

Finally, some good news for those with Fibromyalgia: walking works!

Many of my Fibromyalgia patients have multiple complaints of musculoskeletal pain, especially back and neck pain, that can make even routine daily activities seem daunting.  I just read an encouraging article by a group of Swedish researchers who found that high intensity Nordic walking for 20 minutes twice a week “significantly boosted function without any exacerbation […]