Fire Cider: A Natural Remedy

By Mathieu Lentine, D.C.

Looking for a natural remedy made from everyday ingredients for that cold or chest congestion, try fire cider. Don’t let the name fool you, fire cider is delicious. Made from natural ingredients it is a warming and energizing drink, especially in the fall and winter months. It works extremely well to break up congestion and as an immune system booster. Ingredients 1 quart Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 cup Horseradish root grated 1/8 cup (5-10 cloves) of Garlic finely chopped […]

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Cervical Health Month: Physical therapy to Aid Monthly Cramps

By Krista Rubini, DPT

We all know stretching and exercise help lessen menstrual cramp discomfort, but did you know physical therapy can help with severe cases? January is Cervical Health Awareness month, highlighting health maintenance through pap smears and screenings for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV). Krista Rubini, DPT, of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine in Newtown, takes this month as an opportunity to teach women how physical therapy can actually ease the pain of menstrual cramps. Rubini specializes in the field of women’s […]

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Not just good for your heart.

By Mathieu Lentine, D.C.

Do you have joint pain? Taking a regiment of fish oil or Omega-3 fatty acids may help. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a recent review of 17 randomized, controlled clinical trials looked at the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in people with joint pain. Results suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, along with conventional therapies, may help relieve joint pain. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids, meaning you must get them from your diet. The […]

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Attaining, maintaining vascular health

By Alan Guy, M.D.

Vascular and heart health? You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. See how moderate changes can make a big difference. #PSSM #HeartHealth #Wellness There is no better way to ring in the New Year than with good health. And according to Dr. Alan Guy of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine, the systems driving all parts of the body is heart and vascular health. He recommends a two-fold approach, between diet and fitness to start 2015 off right. “You are what […]

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Butterbur For Your Migraines

By Matthias Wiederholz, M.D., Founder

No, you’re not going to rub butter on your head. Butterbur root, or Petasites hybridus, is a perennial shrub used in ancient times and has recently been rediscovered for medicinal purposes including migraine headaches. Here is a photo of the flower: A 2004 study in Neurology studied the effects of butterbur for the prevention of migraine headaches. They enrolled 245 patients and separated them into three groups. One group received placebo while the other two groups received 50mg twice a […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Tips

By Christopher Lybarger, DPT

According to data collected by University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology in a 2014 study more than 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, yet only 8% of Americans are successful at accomplishing their New Year’s Resolutions. They also found that people 20’s and under are more likely to accomplish New Year’s Resolutions than those adults 50 and over. Two of the top ten resolutions were related to health with losing weight number 1 and staying fit/eating healthy number […]

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Why Traditional Shoulder Rehabilitation Often Falls Short

By Jim Tholany, DPT

Traditional Physical Therapy rehabilitation of the shoulder has focused intently on strengthening the rotator cuff as means to improve function and decrease pain and disability. While this is often times needed, particularly post-op and with strains, it is often time just one small piece of the puzzle. In order to understand the rehab process, you must first understand the difference between stabilizers a.ka. the rotator cuff (in regards to the shoulder) and prime movers. The rotator cuff attaches very close […]

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Physical Stress And Holiday Travel

By Christopher Lybarger, DPT

With the holiday season now upon us, many of will be embarking on some sort of travel to see friends and family. While short distance traveling does not usually affect our bodies as often, longer travels certainly do. Whether it be sitting in a car, train, or plane we are wreaking havoc on our bodies. “Sitting is the new smoking” as the new analogy goes in rehab circles. New research coming out indicates prolonged periods of sitting each day (someone […]

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