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Muscles: Use It or Lose It

April 1, 2016

Between the ages of 20 and 75, muscle strength declines by as much as 30% with most of the strength being lost after the age of 50. This decline is even faster after periods of prolonged bed rest and surgery. But there is good news! No matter your age or current level of fitness, you

Bone Health, Posture and Father Time

February 1, 2016

by Sandy Conran, PT, MHS, Cert TDN Do you identify with the posture of the figure on the left, the middle, or the far right? Do you want to stay where you are at in this picture or move more to the left in this lineup? This photo is an example of Patterns of Postural

What is Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder or TMJD

December 1, 2015

The temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that joins the mandible, or lower jaw, to the temporal bone in the skull. The TMJ is a synovial joint, which means that there is a capsule of connective tissue surrounding the joint. This articulation is unique in that the joint surfaces of the mandible and the

A Picture is Not Always Worth 1000 Words

October 1, 2015

In the past couple of decades, health costs for common issues like low back and neck pain have increased 65%* (1, 5). The more frequent use of MRIs, X- rays, and CT scans contribute to a portion of the rising costs associated with low back and neck pain. As healthcare costs have increased, positive outcomes

How Our Thought Life Can Effect Our Physical Body (Part 2 of 2)

August 15, 2015

You may recall the last Fast and Curious newsletter regarding how your thought life may be causing or contributing to physical symptoms that you are currently experiencing. In case you missed it, make sure you check it out here. In this newsletter, we are going to briefly outline things you can try to help regain