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Beating the Flu – Strategies to fight infection

By Heather

Button that coat, wash those hands, and grab your Echinacea, flu season is here, check these strategies for beating the flu. #PSSM #Wellness #BeatFlu Wearing a coat in the cold, and bundling up with a scarf and hat are just good advice, but they won’t be enough to protect you if the flu comes knocking. It’s a virus that needs to be headed off early and Dr. Matthias Wiederholz of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine said some of the old […]

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Staying Healthy during the Holiday Season

By Katie Palmer

The holiday season is here! Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. During these busy times, we tend to set aside our usual diet and exercise routines. As a physical therapist, I encourage my patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle in all aspects of life. Here are a few tips to stay healthy during the holidays. 1) With the temperatures dropping, outdoor activities are coming to an end. For people who do not belong to a gym, this […]

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Holidays can bring joy, laughter, family, and stress

By Heather

Shopping, egg nog, out-of-town guests? Add in some lunges, deep breathing and plan ahead to beat the effects of holiday stress. #PSSM #Chiro #BeatStress Any added stress on the body can exacerbate injuries or lead to pain and headaches. In order to fight stress Dr. Michael Pismarov of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine recommends heading it off in three ways, planning ahead, taking breaks, and exercise. He said it all starts with making yourself a priority. “As the holidays become […]

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Why Am I So Tired All The Time???

By Matthias Wiederholz

Fatigue is a common presenting complaint for so many patients. Frankly, primary care doctors just don’t have the time to properly evaluate people for fatigue. Why you ask? Simple – there simply isn’t enough time. Most primary care doctors have to see a patient about every seven minutes in order to make a profit. That’s possible if the primary complaint is a simple cold, but fatigue requires a much more in-depth assessment. Our Functional Medicine experts can certainly do the […]

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Preparing For a Marathon

By Heather

Think you can’t run that marathon? Think again. If you’re in good cardiac health, preparing and training your body to go the distance can be achieved in a few months. You can go the distance, with preparation Pushing through “the wall” when aiming to run over 26 miles requires a healthy head start. The wall is a common term in running, which refers to the point at which athletes run out of energy because of depleting resources. Aisiling Linehan, doctor […]

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Marathon Training

By Heather

Smart start, safe finish Training for a marathon, or maybe just a weekend run? Preparation for activity should involve injury prevention. Learn how to prepare, outfit, stretch and get to the finish line, injury-free. Crossing the finish line of a race is an exhilarating experience, whether it’s a 5k or a marathon, the work of running a race safely begins months or even years before the start. The first step is getting into the right shoe. Dr. Maria Trakas, from […]

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Estrogen Metabolism: A Key Factor in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

By Matthias Wiederholz

October is breast cancer awareness month. One aspect of breast cancer risk that is not discussed frequently is estrogen metabolism. This is not only important in women on bioidentical hormone restoration therapy, but also for young women who are exposed to endogenous estrogen, the estrogen their bodies make every day. This estrogen has to be metabolized just like any other hormone in the body. The metabolism of estrogen involves two main competing pathways: 2-hydroxy estrone and 10-hydroxy estrone. There is […]

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What is tennis elbow?

By Jason Green

Much of the population knows little about elbow injury.  This article is going to discuss one specific condition local to the elbow known as tennis elbow, or more specifically, “lateral epicondylitis.”  And here’s something that might surprise you, tennis elbow is not restricted only to those of us who play tennis!  Mind-blowing, I know. So what is tennis elbow and how do I know if I have it?  Well, the condition is an overuse injury that is caused when there […]

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