Monday
Jun262017

Massage and Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious condition affecting one in four American adults.  Blood pressure measures the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. It is recorded as a fraction, the top number systolic and the bottom number diastolic.

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Monday
Jun262017

Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints, Calf Cramps, Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Low Back Pain… What Do These All Have In Common?

As a population with an ever increasing number of hours spent sitting, tight calves (the muscles at the back of our leg basically above our heels and below our knees that give us the power to lift our body weight and go up on our tip toes) have never been so common. 

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Tuesday
Mar282017

Research proves value of Massage Therapy for surgical pain

Based on the evidence, massage therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing surgical procedures. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association.

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Thursday
Mar232017

The 7 Most Common Running Injuries

Whether you’re running for pleasure or training for a race, you’re bound to have aches and twinges along the way. Injury prevention isn’t about the absence of pain; it’s about having the right reaction when that pain comes along. A timely response will help you avoid acute injuries that could pull you from the pavement for an indeterminate hiatus.

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Thursday
Mar232017

Custom Orthotics vs. Store Bought Orthotics

When weighing the options between a pair of custom orthotics vs. a pair of store bought orthotics there are a number of things to consider.

The Pedorthic Association of Canada defines store bought orthotics or over the counter foot orthotics as “mass-produced devices that are not unique to any person”.

Custom orthotics are defined as “an internal foot appliance which is manufactured from a three dimensional image of the foot, and made from raw materials.  Custom orthotics can accommodate bony deformities,

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