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TV & Media Addiction – A Modern Crisis In A Digital Age

I recently accompanied a friend while he made a car purchase. While he was test driving the vehicle, the dealer shared how important it was to drive your car every day.  He explained how vehicles which sit stagnant quickly lose lubrication to their moving parts and their seals start to dry out and crack. In […]

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Are You a Boom-Bust Inflammatory Junkie?

One common definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Unfortunately, that repetition is characteristic of a cycle many people living with chronic pain and instability find themselves in. Our nervous system resembles a computer – information goes in … it is processed … and then there […]

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The Effects of Aging, and 5 Things You Can Do About It

“The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be … !” Many “seasoned” individuals (yes, and that includes me!) can recall sitting around a camp fire singing that old famous folk song. There’s a lot of truth in those lyrics. In case you haven’t noticed, your body is changing! Some of the many […]

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Do You Have the Protective Joint Stability You Need?

When I was serving in the Air Force in Europe I was taken by the beautiful historical monuments. Many of them were hundreds of years old. My favorite were the Celtic crosses. These are different than the other symbolic crosses seen in churches and gravestones; they have a circular ring portion connecting all the central […]

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The Importance of Getting Moving – At Home & In The Workplace

Sedentary lifestyles present a huge problem both at home and in the work place. The average adult in America now drives 1 hour, watches over 4 hours of television, and is exposed to multimedia screens at least 8 hours a day (Nielsen, Council for Research Excellence, 2009, U.S. Department of Transportation Survey 2004). Microchip technology […]

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There’s No Place Like Home For Physical Therapy

(Also published in the Senior Review – November 2016) “There’s no place like home.”  In the holiday season I’m always reminded how wonderful it is to be with family in a nurturing, relaxed, enjoyable, & supportive environment where so many incredible memories are created. I certainly appreciate not every home environment is positive, but typically […]

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The Importance Of Support In Achieving Pain Control, Stability, & Support

The right kind of support matters! As a young child, I recall hearing the story of the wise man who built his house upon a rock and the comparison to the foolish man who built his house upon sand. Jesus related how the stresses of the world caused the house built on sand to collapse, while […]

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Exercise, Physical Therapy, And Other Resources To Fight And Prevent Diabetes

The Diabetes Control & Complications Trial (DCCT) was a famous research project (1993) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes. The results revealed keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible can drastically reduce or eliminate damage to eyes (retinopathy), kidneys (renal failure) and nerves (neuropathy) while also greatly reducing risk of a […]

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Instability, Falling, & Oscillopsia – Quality Physical Therapy Can Help!

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, falling injuries are the number one cause of injury-related death in Wisconsin. Drug overdosing came in a close second (7/2015 report). An interesting additional research finding was opioid pain reliever medications (i.e. oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone and other morphine-like drugs) contributed to 45% of the state’s overdose injury […]

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