Resources

THAI MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY AND FOOT PROBLEMS

Sometimes we get questions like the following about how a particular therapy, in this instance, massage therapy would treat a patient’s condition. Read on for our massage therapist’s response to a query about massage treatment for foot problems. Could you send me some info on foot reflexology and Thai massage. I am having a great deal of trouble with my feet this winter and maybe one of the new massage treatments can help. I am not certain of my diagnosis. Hi …, Thanks for your interest in massage. Massage is a wonderful way to help with pain or discomfort in the body, as...


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NEW PERSPECTIVES ON PAIN

At our clinic, we treat patients who experience acute and chronic pain. We’ve learned a few things along the way. For many pain is a very debilitating presence in their life affecting their everyday activities and their ability to live their lives fully. Others are more resilient and seem to have personal resources that enable them to move forward with their lives seemingly against all odds. An article by Kim Painter of USA Today, titled Your Health: Can Pain be Predicted ? sheds some light on these different responses to pain. New research has identified a gene that affects how we...


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QUICK TIPS FOR A HEALTHY BACK

Patients often come to us for help to deal with low-back pain. Here are some guidelines we provide to help maintain a healthy back.

  • Always stretch before exercise or other strenuous physical activity.
  • Don’t slouch when standing or sitting. When standing, keep your weight balanced on your feet. Your back supports weight most easily when curvature is reduced.
  • At home or work, make sure your work surface is at a comfortable height for you.
  • Sit in a chair with good lumbar support and proper position and height for the task. Keep your shoulders back. Switch sitting positions often and ...

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