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INFLAMMATION – A HOT TOPIC

INFLAMMATION – A HOT TOPIC

You’ve heard of the Department of Homeland Security, right? Think of your immune system as your body’s very own Homeland Security. It’s your mobile surveillance system that both finds and attacks harmful foreign invaders, like bacteria and viruses. When you have an infection, you feel the effects of your immune system working to fight it.

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Exercise and Your Brain

Exercise and Your Brain

Your New Year’s resolution is making you feel like a failure. You’ve been faithfully exercising four times a week – that’s HUGE – and now, three weeks in, you have nothing to show for it. It’s just not getting any easier. No wonder your resolve is waning and you’re inclined to hit the snooze button. As therapists,

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Movement as Medicine for the Holiday Blues

Movement as Medicine for the Holiday Blues

Holiday blues can happen to anyone. If the current holiday doesn’t live up to memories of perfect holidays past, or if this year the kids are with their spouses’ families, things can feel less merry. Perhaps you are remembering family and friends who are no longer with you, or the increased stress of a longer “things

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Opioids: a Short Term Fix, a Long Term Problem

Opioids: a Short Term Fix, a Long Term Problem

Getting out of bed in the morning was the worst. If only she had slept better, Marie could have handled those first thirty minutes when every step caused a jolt of pain up her spine. At first, Advil took the edge off, until it didn’t. She had heard about stronger stuff that could really help.

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How Dry Needling Helps

How Dry Needling Helps

At one point during the Bike and Brew festival, a lovely announcer featured our clinic. I was happy about that until I heard her say: “At ALTA Physical Therapy, they do needling, which is the single most painful experience I have ever had.” Just. Great. This was not exactly what we wanted to convey about Trigger

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Align Your Spine

Align Your Spine

Reprinted courtesy of PilatesStyle a Pilates magazine that helps you “Live Life to the Core”. By: Jonathan Oldham, MSPT Edited by: Amanda Altman   As a Pilates teacher and physical therapist, I have observed that the clients who derive the most benefit from Pilates have one thing in common: They are consistent with their practice. But research

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