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Memories from DC

Memories from DC

Do you have a city that holds an emotional place in your heart? They may be positive emotions: where you got married! where your first child was born! where you ran your first marathon! Or they may be negative: where you got your first speeding ticket where you broke your leg where your parent diedRead More…

Movement is Life

Movement is Life

You need to be able to bend over to work in your garden, pick up your grandchild, or do yoga. You need to be able to squat to give a child a hug at their level, to do home renovation projects, or tie your shoelace on the side of the trail while you are outRead More…

Where headaches are born

Where headaches are born

Have you ever had a headache that started at the base of your skull and wrapped itself over your head finally lodging behind your eyeballs?  Those headaches really hurt.  And, it seems like they can last forever. But where do they come from?  Headaches that start at the base of the skull actually start inRead More…

Chewing on another cause of headaches

Chewing on another cause of headaches

Have you ever had a headache that started in your jaw?  Maybe you have noticed that you wake up with a headache the morning after eating a big meal.  Perhaps you grind your teeth at night and wake up every morning with a headache.  Some people chew gum all day long, causing jaw and headRead More…

What not to wear

What not to wear

Recently, I had a memorial service to attend right after treating patients.  So I wore my dress and flats while I was treating.  That afternoon, while I was standing at the memorial service, I felt my back tighten up.  “Oh well, it will be fine” I though like every other person does. That evening IRead More…

Snow Shoveling 101

Snow Shoveling 101

Snowpocalypse hit the Pacific Northwest and left behind snow, sleet, hail, slush, and ice.  Last I heard, the groundhog was awaiting extradition from the Bahamas for his poor forecast this year.  As we move forward to finally getting out of the house, here are some key tips to remember while you are shoveling all thatRead More…

So, you have a herniated disc

So, you have a herniated disc

There are few things in life as painful as a herniated disc.  But it’s not just the pain that is difficult to deal with – it’s also the fear.  What is going on in my spine and am I going to live?  That may sound extreme but herniated discs are extreme.  They can cause extremeRead More…

Traveling to Kenya

Traveling to Kenya

I recently returned from a two week teaching trip in Kenya. I volunteer with a program that teaches Physiotherapists in Kenya hands on skills and clinical problem solving. So, what was I doing there? This trip I was able to go into the clinic with the Physiotherapists and treat patients. This is a great opportunityRead More…

It’s All Connected!

It’s All Connected!

Have you ever been to see a Physical Therapist with complaints of low back pain and they are watching you walk or talking to you about your foot?  Have you ever questioned (to yourself or out loud!) why they are discussing your knee movement or hip strength when you came in because you can’t sleepRead More…

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