Go Barefoot- The Importance of Grounding Yourself

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Go Barefoot- The Importance of Grounding Yourself
Image March 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  There is always a treasure trove of wisdom available to us simply by looking back at how we as humans lived in our tribal days, whether we look at our social structure, our politics (which was truly democratic because everyone got to vote on issues), our diet, or our
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Shovelling Snow Safely
Image February 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  One of the things that I love about winter is all of that beautiful white snow. Well, I actually like looking at it. Driving in it and shovelling it is another matter. Keeping your sidewalk and your driveway clear is not only recommended for personal safety and convenience, it
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Registered Massage Therapy versus Massage
Image February 2, 2013 Massage Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Is there a difference between massage and massage therapy?   What does the word massage mean to you? Like any word, it can mean many different things to many different people. Touch therapy is documented as far back as 2000 B.C., but undoubtedly predates writing and maybe even language.
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Sit/Stand Workstations
Image January 31, 2013 - Back and Pelvis,Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  A new approach to the standard desk is the sit/stand work station. It not only allows for people to have a tremendous variety in their day by sitting or standing, it also allows people with chronic back pain to have an alternative seating position which places far less strain
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Workstation Seating and Your Spine- A New Paradigm
Image January 31, 2013 - Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 As a massage therapist I am treating back pain on a regular basis. If you have occasional back pain you can get by with traditional seating, the big fat lazy chair, but if you deal with constant back pain it is probably time to rethink your seat. We are
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Treating Neck Pain With The McKenzie Method
Image January 13, 2013 - Neck and Shoulders,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s by Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. While much time has passed since then, his exercises still form the cornerstone of treatment for both neck and back pain. What follows are his core exercises for treating neck pain.His book,
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Advanced Interval Training
Image January 7, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  An interval-training workout is one in which you alternate periods of hard work, with periods of easy or recovery work.  In my previous post I looked at some of the benefits of interval training such as weight loss, as well as increased strength, speed, and heart rate recovery.  The
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Interval Training- Maximizing Your Workout
Image January 7, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Working as a massage therapist, I often get asked questions about exercise. There are three basic components to an exercise program; cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. Interval training is a specific type of cardiovascular exercise that employs short bursts of exertion followed by short recovery periods. This strategy
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Cardiovascular Health Without a Gym Membership
Image January 5, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  “I have two doctors; my left foot and my right.” – G. M. Trevelyan I recently visited my parents in Huntsville. While up there I joined my dad for his morning walk. He set a healthy pace doing a 30-minute circuit before returning home. It was a great way
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Walking- The Oldest Form of Exercise
Image January 4, 2013 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” – George Trevelyan, 1913 Walking seems so ordinary, so relaxed an activity that it’s hard to believe that it has so many health benefits. What benefits you ask? Well, studies show that regular walks can significantly lower the risk
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