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Bowel Related Pelvic Health Tips

By ARC - 30th September 2015

Fecal incontinence, or involuntary loss of gas or stool, can be related to pelvic floor weakness which can be improved upon with muscle re-training and strengthening with a skilled pelvic floor physical therapist.

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Urinary Related Pelvic Health Tips

By ARC - 29th September 2015

Sit when you urinate (no squatting or hovering over the toilet), it allows your pelvic floor muscles to relax as they should to work properly.

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No More Painful Foam Rolling for the Iliotibial Band (IT Band)

By ARC - 1st September 2015

For years many of us, myself included, have spent countless hours lying on our sides on a foam roll “rolling out” our iliotibial bands (ITB). Usually it is helpful, but can be painful as well. After rolling out the ITB it seems to be looser and less sensitive to touch (at least for a while), but the tightness and sensitivity to touch comes back.

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Woodridge Wellness Fair 2015

By ARC - 19th August 2015

This FREE event will include a LifeSource Blood Drive, free/discounted health services, samples, and wellness consultations!

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Fight Inflammation from the Inside Out… Today!

By ARC - 18th May 2015

Diet has a profound effect on the body’s ability to fight inflammation. Scientists have found that a diet high in processed foods, refined sugars, and trans fats, and low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids, appear to turn on the bodies inflammatory response.

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Give Your Back A Rest At Work

By ARC - 18th May 2015

Many people recognize that lifting heavy objects, twisting, and turning are stressful to the lower back, but fail to realize that sitting completely still (especially over prolonged periods of time) also places a substantial burden on their back. In sitting, your lower back bears the load of your entire upper body. Even when you’re not moving, your back is working.

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Summer Herb and Walnut Pesto

By ARC - 18th May 2015

This pesto can be used as a topper for any grilled or baked protein, as a dressing for a quinoa salad, or tossed with roasted grilled summer vegetables for extra flavor and texture. This pesto can be used as a marinade as well, but for the full benefits of the healthy fat from walnuts and olive oil serve raw.

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Professional Advice for Getting Back into a Regular Exercise Routine

By ARC - 15th April 2015

This is typically the time of year when many people start wanting to be more active. If you are one of those people and are looking for some motivation towards participating in a regular exercise routine, I have a few tips that may be helpful!

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Mind Over Matter: You Do Have Time to Work Out!

By ARC - 9th March 2015

By Amie King, PT Another therapist and I were discussing patient outcomes the other day and marveled a bit at the difference noted between the patients who come in to physical therapy with a healthy exercise routine already in place, and those who do not...

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Spice It Up with Cross-Training

By ARC - 9th February 2015

If “variety is the spice of life,” then it should also be true of your workout regimen!

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