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Chronic Sitting Disorder

November 6, 2017

Do you find that your back aches, your hips hurt or your legs feel tight after a day of work? You’re not alone.  Studies have shown that sitting for a prolonged period of time increases these symptoms, as well as the risk of obesity, diabetes, impaired cognitive function and many other chronic diseases. The long


Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

February 26, 2017

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo? Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV, is described as a sensation of dizziness as if the world around you is spinning. This sensation can be caused by nausea, vomiting, and most seriously, falls. Benign: meaning that is not severe or life threatening Paroxysmal: sudden onset of symptoms lasting for


HEADACHES

September 16, 2016

They are the worst!  They can be severely debilitating and decrease your quality of life and ability to concentrate.  There are a variety of complaints and symptoms you will experience depending on the type of headache you have.  The International Health Society classification system lists 14 different headache forms and classifies headaches as either primary


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