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Category: Trigger Dry Point Needle

Handling a Heat Wave

Handling a Heat Wave

Getting overheated while working out can really ruin your day, maybe your life. That sounds dramatic, but it’s something to think about when temperatures climb. How do you know when you’re getting overheated? Overheating – or thermal strain – feels exhausting. You may be going your usual pace or even slower than normal but you

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Headaches: Causes & Solutions

Headaches: Causes & Solutions

The pounding pain was relentless and almost nauseating. What had begun as mild pain behind her left eye was now making driving seem like a bad idea. What to do? Did this call for a trip to the ER, or could she just go home and try to sleep it off? When do you call

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New Help for Plantar Fasciitis

New Help for Plantar Fasciitis

The first few steps in the morning are agonizing if you struggle with plantar fasciitis. We once thought it was because the fascia contracted during the night and pain occurred as the tissue stretched with that first step. It made sense then, that stretching more would solve the problem. But stretching exercises and orthotics are

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The Missing Link: What Every Cyclist Should Know

The Missing Link: What Every Cyclist Should Know

Several years ago, I wanted to place in the top 3 in the Mount Evans Hill Climb, so I spent every spare minute on my bike. Cross training did not cross my mind (pardon the pun). That same year, I took my then boyfriend on a trip home to Montana. I wanted to show him Glacier National Park and do some hiking. True to form, we hiked the steepest trail we could find, passing as many other hikers as possible.  We reached a beautiful vantage point in record time, took some pictures and started hiking back. Within a quarter mile (maybe less) I had developed “sewing machine legs.” I looked like someone with a neurological disorder.  I stumbled the rest of the way down, mostly peg-legged and collapsed on the nearest bench.

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What I’ve Learned About Trigger Point Dry Needling

I still remember my excitement the first day of training in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN). I was visibly buzzing. I was about to learn one of the most powerful soft-tissue techniques available to any health care provider. It was a landmark moment that forever changed how I treat patients.

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