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IMAGINE LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BALANCE. No really. Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard right? Now imagine having that same disorienting feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted. It’s automatically hardwired into our bodies at birth, evolving and adapting as we grow and age. While basic balance is innate, some are able to perfect or even master balance through exercise and practice. But we don’t often think about...
Posted on 2018-10-11
Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard it a million times-Drinking water is vital for your health. But... why? Are there better times and better ways to drink water? Andrea Trank, FYZICAL Metro’s Certified Health Coach and Yoga Instructor, explains why you should be drinking more pure water (even if you are thinking you are drinking enough). You are what you... drink! 70 water. Sometimes when you are not thinking clearly or have a headache, you are simply dehydrated! Age Gracefully Cellular ...
Posted on 2018-10-04
Ever wonder why soft tissue mobilization (massage) feels good? It is due to your proprioceptors. Proprioceptors are nerve endings embedded in the muscle fibers, tendons and joints that inform the central nervous system about location and movement of the body. They send information to the brain about how much tension or pressure is being applied to them, and how quickly it’s changing. Bad posture and stress injury to muscle tissue can bring about chronic muscle strain, muscle soreness a...
Posted on 2018-09-26
Most pain management therapists believe they are able to distinguish between clients presenting with common headaches and more serious conditions such as migraines. Although most recognize that not all headaches are migraines, few can truly differentiate the inherent subtleties between the two disorders. In fact, there are more than 300 different types of headaches, each with different causes, kinds of pain, onset and frequency. Why are migraines different? The word “Migraine” come...
Posted on 2018-07-30
Cervicogenic Headaches vs. Migraines: How to tell the difference and how a skilled Physical Therapist can help. 36 Million Americans are affected by chronic headaches each year; that’s 12% of the population! You may be suffering from chronic migraines if you have more than 15 headaches per month, with at least 8 of these accompanied by the following symptoms: A headache that lasts more than 4 hours Nausea or vomiting Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to sound Changes in vision, sen...
Posted on 2018-07-17
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