Category Archives : Education

Protect Yourself from Chronic Disease: Know Your Family Health History

This Thanksgiving, you might be focused on turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, but don’t let food be the only topic of conversation. Since Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day, this is the perfect time to discuss any serious diseases that run in the family. Staying informed could help you make wise health […]

Do You Need Orthotics?

When are orthotics needed and why? Orthotic devices may be recommended for several reasons, including: 1) aligning and supporting the foot or ankle; 2) preventing, correcting or accommodating foot deformities; and 3) improving the overall function of the foot or ankle. Learn how you can benefit from a foot pad or heel insert.  A custom-molded, […]

The Power of Neuromuscular Re-Education

Neuromuscular re-education, ever heard of it? Maybe not in these exact terms, but it is a vital part of healing and restoring proper function after a injury or serious medical condition.  Muscles and nerves communicate to allow you to perform simple acts such as walking up stairs or standing up from a sitting position. These […]

Is There a Danger in Being Too Flexible?

What is hypermobility? Is it really possible to be too flexible? Flexibility is defined as the range of motion of your joints and the elasticity of your muscles and connective tissues. Muscles and connective tissues are malleable and can lengthen and become more flexible when you stretch regularly. Hypermobility is when joints easily move beyond […]

Accelerate Healing by Being Healthy

Many people know that a better diet can aid in weight loss and living longer. Did you know that your diet can also determine how well you heal from wounds? When you are injured—especially with major injuries—your body must create new cells and tissues to rebuild what was damaged. It must do this through taking […]

RICE Therapy for Injuries

RICE Therapy (R.I.C.E.) is one of the most common methods for immediate injury treatment, recommended to reduce significant symptoms you have following an injury. If you sustain an injury, one of the first thoughts you will have is, “what do I do?” It can be hard to know what to do depending on the injury.  […]

The Effects of Stress on the Body

You may think an underlying physical illness is to blame for your chronic headaches, high blood pressure, or decreased libido, but in reality, it’s likely that stress is at least partly to blame. But not all stress is bad. The release of chemicals and hormones, increased heart rate, faster brain activity, and sudden burst of […]

A Parent’s Guide to Managing Food Allergies at School

Does your child have food allergies? If so, sending him or her to school can feel overwhelming. If you fear the way teachers, coaches, school nurses, cafeteria staff, and other students may react to your child’s food allergies, now is the time to learn how to proactively manage food allergies at school. Use this guide […]

8 Surprising Causes of Dizziness and Vertigo

If you’ve ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or like the room is spinning while you’re standing still, you’re not alone. Nearly 40 percent of people over age 40 experience symptoms of vertigo at least once. The causes of dizziness and vertigo vary widely. Find out what might be triggering your dizzy spells, as explained by Everyday […]

Do You Drink Enough Water? Symptoms of Dehydration

You may assume you only need to drink water when you feel thirsty, but thirst is a sign that you’re already dehydrated! Stop living in a state of perpetual dehydration – learn what symptoms to watch for and tips for increasing your daily water intake. Symptoms of Dehydration Mild to moderate dehydration may cause: Thirst […]