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Have general chronic low back pain? Then you need to get moving. Studies have shown that Physical Therapy can help alleviate or prevent low back pain recurrence. One recent study found that a rehabilitation plan that includes Pilates was an effective way to improve pain, function, and quality of life. If you need help with your low back pain or any other pain contact us and ask about our VIP PT program

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Weekend warriors in their 30s have the highest rate of achilles ruptures. One of the factors that makes you prone to this injury is a tight heel cord. Ladies if you wear heels all the time you are contributing to this tightness.
To overcome this we recommend regular stretching of the calf muscles. One piece of equipment that can help is the ProStretch.  A small and easy adjustable piece of at home gym equipment that can help prevent painful injuries like an achilles rupture (just ask Kobe)

 

 

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Happy to share our newest promo video which highlights our founding goals and our VIP PT program.

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Body blade,

this odd looking piece of equipment is a great way to work on coordination and stability at home.
Studies have shown that using the Body Blade in multiple positions can help improve spinal (core) stability. It has been noted that larger movements results in great recruitment of the internal and external obliques. Keep in mind you should begin with lower level spinal stabilization exercise including the pelvic tilt prior to initiating large movements.

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BodyBlade Core X-Trainer

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Have you been interested in juicing, but do not know where to start?

Or have you been juicing for a while and want some new recipes?

We recommend the Ultimate Juicing Recipes & Tips - 5th Edition This book contains everything about juicing for beginners and experts alike - how to start juicing quickly and easily, as well as advanced juicing subjects such as foraging for superfood greens in your own back yard, fermented juices for digestive ailments, juicing succulents, the newest and most effective cleansing recipes, juicing for better sex, best juice machines, and more. Plus, target your health concerns with over 275 juice recipes based on the latest nutritional research - recipes to boost your energy, lose weight, delay the effects of aging, increase memory, and improve your sex life. Juice for your blood type. Make fresh juice that your children will prefer over sugary drinks. Target diseases such as high blood pressure, asthma, cancer, diabetes, calcium deficiency, insomnia, BPH, bad breath, skin problems, digestive issues, and many more.

It also includes a contribution from our very own Jeanette Carpenter, MD

 

To get your digital copy Click Here!  

book cover 5th edition1

 

 

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We first encountered the TRX system in a gym class. Following class we immediately purchased one as we saw the benefit for our clients looking to get fit at home and our VIP PT clients working on rehabilitation. 

This system is a great way to get body weight based exercises in at home with minimal space. 

Click here for sample exercises one can perform using the TRX.

To learn more about the TRX or to purchase one for yourself click the image below.

 

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Dealing with chronic low back pain?

A recent study in the Journal of Physical Therapy found that 12 sessions of modified pilates based physical therapy exercises over a 6 week time frame resulted in less back pain and less disability.
The study also found that working one on one with a therapist was more beneficial than receiving a pamphlet and 'doing it yourself'.
To get yourself out of pain, contact us for one of one care. VIP PT

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Q&A with Cathy A. Shea, M.S., Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist

 

I was working with a client who was actively going thru chemotherapy. As we continued working together she often requested that I send a copy of her exercises to her personal trainer. When the client mentioned her trainer was a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist I knew we needed to connect. Cathy and I met at her studio and since then we have partnered several times to offer Physical Therapy and Personal Training to clients. We share a common passion for the wellness of our clients and their families.  Blending our backgrounds enables us to widen our ability to reach a diverse group of people and achieve our clients goals.  Look at the below Q&A to learn more about Cathy.

 


How long has your passion been helping people reach their fitness goals?

I became a Certified Personal Trainer when I was 20 years old; 28 years ago. I have never lost sight of my passion to help people make changes in their lives

what has been the biggest challenge you have found in helping reach their fitness goals?

The commitment from a client is always a big challenge. It takes time, scheduling, and rearranging priorities. Many individuals struggle with staying motivated and dedicated.  This presents a challenge. Motivation is driven from inside a person. Unfortunately, I am not able to do the work for the client.

When did you become interested in specializing in exercises for cancer survivors

My Mother passed away two years ago from cancer. It was during her illness that I realized I felt a “calling” to become more involved with helping those stricken with cancer.

Since beginning your journey with specialization into a cancer exercise specialist what have been the surprises along the way?

A big surprise is insurance companies are unwilling to assist in reimbursement for my specialty. Many of my clients cannot afford additional expenses while they are undergoing treatment.

what has been the biggest challenge you have faced with your specialization?

Loosing a client to the devastating disease. I become emotionally attached to my clients and their families. I feel the loss on a deep level when a client faces death due to cancer.

how do you personally stay fit/healthy?

I have been a marathon runner for 27 years. I also combine weight training, Pilates, Yoga, and resistance training in my weekly routine.

what are you core beliefs around health?

I believe heath is similar to spokes on a wheel. It includes physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, and environmental wellness. If one spoke on the wheel is “off”, the entire wheel will wobble. I believe it is important to balance our lives as the spokes balance the wheel.

 

To Learn more about Cathy and and her great services visit Http://www.exerciseagainstcancer.com

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Rosemary

Did you know that rosemary has been used as a mental stimulant and memory booster? Many herbalists recommend it to treat colds, the flu, and even some rheumatologic conditions.

Unlike some other herbs it will maintain some of its antioxidant properties when stored and dried.

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Have neck pain?

You are not alone, more than 10% of the adult population has neck pain at any given time. Many people have neck pain that is related to poor posture, especially when sitting in front of a computer. To learn how to correct your posture and avoid the neck and shoulder pain that is associated, check out our “one minute to wellness video

 

If you still have neck pain after correcting your posture here are some things to know.

1. Do not jump to use a collar for support.  Multiple studies have shown that routine use may actually delay improvement. Findings have pointed to a significant improvement in movement and decreased pain in groups not wearing collars versus those that did.
2. Physical Therapy is a key component to the treatment and prevention of recurring neck pain. These finding are significant for the short and long term. If you are in the need of a physical therapy consult, see our VIP PT program. One technique that therapists use is soft tissue mobilization. A way to perform this at home is using a Theracane. A Theracane can be used to perform a self massage to those hard to reach places without placing undo strain and while sitting at your desk. Click the link below to learn more about them and to order your own.

 

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Diabetes and exercise

 

Did you know that the number of Diabetics is expected to rise to 366 million in the year 2030. Exercises and nutrition are key components to avoiding the development of Type 2 Diabetes. Did you know that if you already have developed diabetes that it is recommended that you participate in > 150 minutes of exercise a week just to maintain your health? If you are diabetic and trying to lose weight the number rises to 250 minutes of exercise per week. Get in the healthy habit now.

 

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Add some spice to your life. The spicy Chile has multiple health benefits. It has been shown to contain capsaicin which blocks the production of prostate cancer cells,and protects against blood clots. Others have used it to increase their metabolic rate to assist in weight loss. Interestingly, some report that when used in a topical cream, chiles can also help with psoriasis. Be careful when handling them as they can burn your eyes if you rub them.

 

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Posted by on in Food Info

Mushrooms

There are multiple varieties of mushrooms. They are a useful source of protein, folate and niacin. Mushrooms have been used in eastern medicine to prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, and help fight other diseases such as Lupus and Arthritis. When storing, keep them in the refrigerator in a paper bag.

 

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Have knee pain? A recent study found that muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are effective means of pain relief. The type of exercise that was most effective in the short term was non-weight bearing strengthening exercises. To learn more about exercises to relieve pain schedule a consult with us.

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Posted by on in Weight Loss

Currently over 1/3 of adults and 17% of kids 2-19 of age are considered obese. In response to the medical complications associated with obesity and increasing health cost, delegates the American Medical Association are declaring obesity a disease.

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 Mangos

 

Did you know that Mangos are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, potassium and fiber. They have a low glycemic index which makes it a great fruit for diabetics.

If you buy one that isn't quite ripe, place it in a paper bag in a dark place and in a few days it will be ripe and ready.

 

Eat raw for the most nutritional impact.

 

For an idea or two on how to use mangos check out "The Great Mango Book" it is full of recipes.  

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Need more iron in your diet? Try some kidney beans. One serving contains 1/4 of the daily recommended intake. They also are an excellent source or protein, potassium, zinc, fiber and calcium.

They can be used as the basis of a chile, as seen in the recipe "Chili for those who'd rather not cook" in the book The part time Vegan 

 

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  A recent study in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation found that at least two exercise sessions per week are critical on impacting bone and muscle mass in subject over 65 years of age. Having greater bone and muscle mass can make a huge impact on independence, morbidity and mortality in the elderly.  Get in the habit of exercise now for better health later.

 

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Do you always seem to get sick with the flu, a cold or other ailments? A 2011 study from the Open Journal of Immunology found a link between decreased ability to fight infections and consumption of high-fructose corn syrup. So give your immune system a boost and decrease your intake.

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June 10th is our next plant based cooking class. There is still time to sign up.

Each participant gets great education on cooking techniques for seasonal ingredients and a full dinner.

Check out the video to see how much fun they are and contact us for a special discount code.....

 

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