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Flu Shot- Should I get it?

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This year’s flu season arrived earlier and stronger compared to previous years. Thus far, 24 states and New York City are reporting high levels of flu infections. The State of New York and the City of Boston have already declared public health emergencies because of the high number of hospitalizations and deaths from the flu and its complications. Surprisingly, those who have already gotten the flu shot are also getting the flu. A recent CDC report revealed that this year’s…

 

Chiropractic and Stretching

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It is important to stretch before and after your workout. If you hold your stretches for at least 10 seconds it triggers a responce to dilate blood vessels to that muscle thus “warming it up” the more blood flow – the warmer and more flexibile the muscle is and the less strain you will put on it during exercise. You need to stretch after exercise to lengthen the muscles. You arent actually lengthening the muscle fibers you are lengthening the…

 

Ice It or Heat It?

By Michael Neely, DO The summer Olympics are in full swing and the world’s top athletes are competing for the gold. Most of these athletes have been training from a very young age, constantly challenging their bodies to achieve new levels of athleticism. The constant stress of training and competing placed on the body typically manifests itself in the form of soreness, swelling, and sometimes injury. Regardless of your level of athleticism, if you have ever worked out, run, or…

 

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Cold Laser

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a medical treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes to alter cellular function. LLLT is controversial in mainstream medicine with ongoing research to determine the ideal location of treatment (specifically whether LLLT is more appropriately used over nerves versus joints), dose, wavelength, timing, pulsing and duration.The effects of LLLT appear to be limited to a specified set of wavelengths of laser,and administering LLLT below the dose range does not appear to be effective. Despite…

 

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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, is a pain management technique that uses electricity to help alleviate pain. TENS has been a commonly used pain management therapy almost since it was first developed in the late 1960s. But like some other therapies, TENS results aren’t guaranteed — some people find TENS more helpful than others. TENS treatment involves placing small electrodes, devices that conduct electricity, on the skin over the part of the body that’s in pain; they are held…

 

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Home Exercise

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to afford all of that fancy equipment used in the gyms? Well, as nice as it sounds, it just isn’t an option for most people. And since exercise is so important, you need to find exercises that are effective and don’t require any equipment at all. To make these exercises even more fun, you can blast music while you’re doing them. Some you can even do while watching TV.Now you have no more…

 

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists, sometimes referred to as PTs, are healthcare professionals who treat individuals of all ages, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limits their abilities to move and perform functional activities that directly effect their daily lives. Our Physical therapists develop a plan for each individual using various treatment techniques to improve their ability to move, reduce pain, restore normal function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs also work with people who want to…

 

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