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Difficulty sleeping? Try a Body Scan Meditation before bed

If I see a client in the clinic that has complaints of chronic muscle tightness and pain, one of the first questions I ask is "how well do you sleep at night?" If they have trouble with consistently getting quality sleep, that becomes an area of emphasis. Poor sleep can contribute to weight gain, poor

3 signs of a Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis

Photo by Jesper Aggergaard on Unsplash Establishing the correct diagnosis of your shoulder pain is critical for the optimal plan of care.  Common shoulder disorders include rotator cuff pathology, sub acromial impingement, adhesive capsulitis, and bicipital tendonitis. In this blog, we will be discussing the signs of a Frozen shoulder, also known as 

By |July 14th, 2020|shoulder pain|

Osteoporosis treatment starts in adolescence.

Think bone health at an early age Osteoporosis is a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Osteoporosis, a condition where bones become brittle and porous, effects over 10 million Americans. Another 40 million have low bone mass density.  It usually effects adults over the age of 50, women more than men.  However, we reach

5 Hidden reasons for chronic back, shoulder, and hip pain

Imagine you are outside, enjoying our beautiful Bellingham summer when suddenly you start having back pain.  Acute shoulder pain, lower back pain, and hip pain are common occurrences for most of us.   However, muscle pain can be debilitating for some, especially when if it turns chronic. Many factors play in to chronic pain. Undiagnosed trigger

By |June 20th, 2020|chronic pain|

No Squats! Older Adult Leg and Hip Strengthening Ex’s

The squat is a great, functional exercise and the corner stone of many leg and hip strengthening routines. BUT what if you can't squat? May be it's due to a knee or hip replacement or knee arthritis. In this video, I talk about 6 strengthening exercises. The focus  is on the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and

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