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Tag: brain

Maybe You’re Too Sensitive: Two-Point Discrimination

Maybe You’re Too Sensitive: Two-Point Discrimination

How can nerves be less precise and more sensitive at the same time? I know it seems paradoxical. See if this helps: Remember a time when you walked from a very brightly lit room into a dark one and  you couldn’t see a thing. You gingerly put your foot down to make sure you didn’t miss

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Learning New Techniques: We Are Problem Solvers – You’re Our Puzzles

Train Your Brain Away From Pain

For as long as he could remember, Steve had a tight IT band. Mostly he ignored it, but when it interfered with skiing, he’d had enough. That started a cascade of events – three surgeries, and still a knee that was not right. The doc confirmed it. “Someday, you’ll be looking at a total knee

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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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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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