Health and Wellness
How Physical Therapy Can Help You Have a Pain-Free 2018
Frequent or chronic pain affects millions of Americans every year, but many people don’t understand the important role of physical therapy in relieving pain. Using a variety of techniques, physical therapists can help relieve pain with or without the use of medicine. If you experience chronic pain and are looking for a safe, drug-free solution, […]READ MORE
Do You Need Treatment for TMJ?
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the place where your jaw connects to your skull, just in front of your ear. In up to 25 percent of people, this joint causes pain or other symptoms known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). Symptoms of TMJ While many people don’t seek treatment for TMJ, you don’t need to […]READ MORE
Nutrition: Most People Need More Fruits, Vegetables
Maybe you had a banana with your cereal. Perhaps a salad last night. You might think you’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, but chances are you’re not. Just 1 in 10 adults meets the federal recommendations for fruit or vegetable intake, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re missing […]READ MORE
Winter colds: Should you skip your workout?
Your nose is running, your head hurts and yet you hate to skip your workout. Will exercise make you feel better or will you end up feeling worse? Of course, the answer depends on many factors including how sick you are and your overall health. Before you decide to get off the couch and find your […]READ MORE
3 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress
This time of year you can expect to see articles about healthy holiday eating and tips to stay off the couch during winter vacation. While we are proponents of wise food choices and provide assistance with exercise and sports performance anytime, we would like to talk about another important, holiday-related health issue. It’s not uncommon […]READ MORE
Why Sleep is Key to Better Sports Performance
Athletes who train hard every day need to sleep hard every night. Though researchers are still uncovering all the benefits of sleep, recent evidence suggests that improved sleep can improve athletic performance, too. Competitive athletes should aim to get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep every night. To ensure that you get quality, REM […]READ MORE
Simple Exercises to Help Arthritis Pain
Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and affects three-quarters of people over the age of 60? Arthritis can affect joints in the fingers, knees, feet ankles, hips, back, and shoulders, and can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and difficulty moving your joints. You might think having arthritis means […]READ MORE
Concussions Affect Many Teens
Concussions among teens may be happening more often than previously thought. One in five U.S. teens playing contact sports report at least one concussion, a new study finds. And, more than 700 of 13,000 teens interviewed said they experienced more than one concussion. The study emphasizes the importance of preventing and managing concussions during recovery. It appears in […]READ MORE
Cycle Safely This Fall
If you’re thinking about trying something different than your normal gym routine, then cycling is a great exercise to try. While cycling bike paths in the Hampton Roads area lets you enjoy a breath of fresh air, there are some guidelines you should keep in mind. Safety First off, safety is important no matter what […]READ MORE
Do You Need a Nutritionist?
Nutritionists and registered dietitians have completed specialized training in nutrition and its effects on the body. These individuals must pass certification exams in order to work as nutritionist and give diet advice. While you may think that only people who are ill need nutrition help, in reality most people can benefit from nutrition counseling and […]READ MORE