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how nutrition can help fight inflammation: the brain and the gut

Part Three: Fighting Inflammation With Nutrition – The Brain & Gut

March 29th, 2017

Following head injury, an anti-inflammatory diet (see Parts One & Two of this series) is recommended. Though drinking coffee has been shown to benefit brainpower and protect against dementia, in the immediate post-concussion period, caffeine should be avoided.  However, in the event of post-concussion syndrome – when symptoms persist beyond the expected recovery time – the benefits of coffee may

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how nutrition can help manage inflammation

Part Two: Fighting Inflammation With Nutrition – What We Now Know About Eggs, Red Meat & More

March 26th, 2017

Eggs – Good Bad or Indifferent? The push to cut down on eggs, particularly yolks, has tapered, with eggs now shown not to have the impact on cholesterol as previously thought. Most of the cholesterol in our bodies is produced naturally and does not come from our food. Eggs (especially those that are pastured & local) are

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Nutrition

Fighting Inflammation With Nutrition

March 24th, 2017

Whether dealing with the aftermath of an injury or simply seeking to optimize one’s health and wellness, there is wisdom in following a diet rich in foods considered to have anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is now recognized as a major contributor to a number of illnesses, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension and atherosclerosis, which predispose to cardiovascular events. Also Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, and autoimmune disorders,

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baseball injuries: pitchers vs field players

MLB Injuries: Pitchers – vs – Position Players

March 17th, 2017

An MLB team has a five man starting rotation but in the course of a season may start as many as 12 or 13 different pitchers due to injury. That requires great depth, and that players at the Triple A and maybe even Double A levels be ready for action. MLB.com lists 70 player injuries

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protect your back when shoveling snow

Protect Your Back! Avoid Injury When Shoveling Snow

March 14th, 2017

Happy snow day to you! Are you stuck with the unwelcome task of shoveling snow? We’ve got your back! Snow can be pretty heavy, especially the really wet stuff. If you haven’t been hitting the gym regularly or training for snow shoveling as your sport of choice, you may be waking up with some aches

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shoulder impingement

Shoulder Impingement. David Wright’s Latest Injury?

March 3rd, 2017

Thirty-four year-old NY Mets third baseman David Wright has struggled these last few years, sidelined with a number of injuries and diagnoses. Wright’s latest ailment was reportedly diagnosed as a right shoulder impingement. However, accounts indicate that Wright is seeking a second opinion from orthopedists outside the Mets’ family. The result of this consult is not

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Significance of a hyperextended knee

What is the significance of a hyperextended knee?

March 2nd, 2017

Kevin Durant reportedly suffered a hyperextended knee less than a minute into last night’s contest against the Wizards in D.C. and exited the court shortly thereafter. An MRI is scheduled. The injury occurred when Washington Center, Marcin Gortat made contact with Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia who then stumbled, landing on Durant’s left leg. Though the MRI may

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Concussion

Concussion and How a PT Expert Can Help

January 15th, 2017

In recent years it has become more apparent that any impact to the human body, whether a fall or a bicycle accident, can have more lasting effects than previously thought.  Concussions are among the many injuries resulting from trauma that are not physically apparent and are not easily recognized by victims and those around them. Concussion

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Myofascial Release

December 13th, 2016

Myofascial Release is a highly effective technique developed by John Barnes, an icon in the physical therapy world. The technique emphasizes  gentle prolonged sustained stretching of the fascial system and myofascial elements to release restrictions that may be causing symptoms throughout the body.  Fascia is continuous throughout the human body, so a restriction in one location may

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six opioid free pain management options

Six Opioid-Free Chronic Pain Management Methods

November 18th, 2016

Opioids are the most common form of chronic pain management for patients in the U.S. Unfortunately, they also are highly addictive with a number of detrimental side effects. Alternative methods of pain management often are not provided in mainstream medicine due to the presence of pharmaceutical companies in healthcare. However, there are several ways you

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