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Direct Access – Taking Control of Your Healthcare

Direct Access – Taking Control of Your Healthcare
You are in the gym and you hurt yourself while lifting. No big deal right? It's just a pulled muscle and it will go away in a few days...or so you think. You leave the weights and head to the elliptical to complete your workout. Afterwards you feel tight but otherwise okay. A few days later you realize that the muscle you pulled continues to be sti...
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Can the right shoe prevent injury?

Can the right shoe prevent injury?
Welcome back to the world of shoes! It's a messy world when it comes to making sense of finding the right fit, but we're going to try and simplify things today. In the last blog post we got a sense of where the modern cushioned shoe came from and what all that terminology in running stores means for you. We also learned that as all of this shoe tec...
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Which running shoe is right for me?

Which running shoe is right for me?
One of the most common questions I hear in my clinical practice, as well as from family and friends is what type of shoe should I buy? Follow up questions ensue: Do I need to get my foot evaluated? Can I trust the advice of the running store employee? Should I use that machine that tells me my foot type?Every running shoe store has a display spanni...
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Base PT now offering Graston Technique IASTM

Base PT now offering Graston Technique IASTM
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) is a manual therapy technique that utilizes tools, plastic or metal, to address soft tissue restrictions instead of the clinician's hands. These are not meant to replace the clinician's hands, but instead act as an adjunct to enhance the clinician's ability to detect and treat many soft tissue re...
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Pain – Is it all in your head? - Part 2

Pain – Is it all in your head? - Part 2
In our last post we talked about the foundations of pain. In a snapshot, pain is not an input, pain is an output. This means that the brain actually creates pain in response to the information it gets from sensors in the body, previous experiences already stored in the brain and your general emotional state. We also covered some of the structures i...
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