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How Floating Can Aid In Healing ?>

How Floating Can Aid In Healing

Sensory-deprivation floating is a powerful, non-medicinal therapy that offers a multitude of benefits. Whether you are an otherwise healthy individual looking to gain an advantage or a patient in need of an alternative form of healing, “the float” (as we call it) may be just the therapy you are looking for. In addition to the relaxation that comes from immersing yourself in water filled with magnesium sulfate, floating has been shown to help with the following: Relieves Anxiety. Stress is a…

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The War on Shoes ?>

The War on Shoes

Ah, springtime – the birds are chirping, the grass is green, and the runners are coming out of their hibernation in droves to hit the newly warmed pavement. With many of the runners (and anti-runners) this time of year, we tend to see an uptick in foot and ankle problems at our clinic. Is it simply because they are not acclimated to the new exercise demand? Not always. Take a look at your shoes… Those expensive little foot prisons. If…

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The Runner’s Guide for a Springtime Tune-Up ?>

The Runner’s Guide for a Springtime Tune-Up

Spring has finally sprung, and you know what that means…. The Indy Mini Marathon is only one month away! As you transition from the treadmill to the tarmac, this is a great opportunity to address those aches and pains that have built up over the winter. Save the spring cleaning for another day, now is the time to focus on you! In this blog we will cover a few simple tips and tricks to help optimize your training and make…

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EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH FOR CHOOSING US AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ?>

EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH FOR CHOOSING US AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

Motor vehicle accidents can be a traumatic event with catastrophic effects. Often time’s symptoms don’t present immediately thanks to the “fight or flight” sympathetic response the body goes through when it feels there is a threat.  Later on, maybe days or even weeks later, the body can start displaying complaints such as neck and back pain. The stress of being in a car accident sends the Central Nervous System (the part of the nervous system responsible for coordinating and influencing…

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The Three Step Guide to Bullet-Proof Shoulders ?>

The Three Step Guide to Bullet-Proof Shoulders

The shoulder. Often problematic. Often neglected and often misunderstood. The shoulder, or glenohumeral joint is responsible for most of the complex movement in the upper extremity. Imagine the stressors that get placed through the shoulders of a Major League pitcher versus a rock climber versus an Olympic weightlifter. All require high degrees of 1) mobility, 2) stability and 3) strength/power. That’s a lot to ask for one joint complex. The glenohumeral (GH) joint is one of the most mobile joints…

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Ways to Break the Cycle in 2019: Challenging Your Comfort Zone  ?>

Ways to Break the Cycle in 2019: Challenging Your Comfort Zone 

Are you tired of dealing with the same types of problems or just not satisfied with things in general? Do you find yourself lacking motivation with the same bland daily routine? Then it’s time to break the cycle, rid bad habits and embrace today’s topic of BEING UNCOMFORTABLE to help you prepare for your best year yet! With a new year upon us, we are surrounded with trendy resolutions that often get thrown by the wayside months or even weeks…

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Waiting to Inhale: The Importance of Breathing Properly ?>

Waiting to Inhale: The Importance of Breathing Properly

Breathing is an essential function of life that occurs involuntarily, yet assuming that our breathing process is always efficient is a big misstep with serious consequences. Proper breathing is critical for optimal health, as it rids our bodies of carbon dioxide while providing our systems with vital oxygen. The more efficient this process is, the more effective we are at removing toxins, performing physically and mentally, and reducing pain – yes, PAIN! Normal respiratory mechanics plays a key role in…

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Tips to help ease your lower back pain ?>

Tips to help ease your lower back pain

Have you ever experienced back pain? Do you think all back pain is created equally? With our years of experience, we have come to understand back pain in it’s various forms. Today, we would like to share with you a few quick tips that will allow you to handle the most common type of back pain. First, allow me to share with you briefly the different types that can exist and then the low back pain that is most common and…

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Don’t Shrug Off Your Shoulder Pain ?>

Don’t Shrug Off Your Shoulder Pain

Do you suffer from a chronic shoulder pain? Were you told it was a rotator cuff injury? What is a rotator cuff? Let me begin by answering the latter question: the rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that surround the shoulder joint: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis (SITS). The origins of these muscles are found primarily along the scapula (your shoulder blade), along with 9 other muscles! The scapula is what keeps your arm attached to your body…

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The Science of Somnolence – Why We’ve Been Asleep at the Wheel ?>

The Science of Somnolence – Why We’ve Been Asleep at the Wheel

Sleep is, hands down, THE MOST IMPORTANT recovery tool for the human body. It is often the most overlooked variable as well. In today’s high-octane society, outworking your competition (and often yourself) is the hallmark of success. Sacrificing sleep for this increased work capacity is often a badge of honor amongst high-achievers, “I only need 3 hours of sleep and then I’m good to go”. Prioritizing sleep has developed a sort of stigma associated with laziness. Nobody wants to seem…

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