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The 21 Day Challenge

I have written before in previous blogs about how I am always experimenting on myself to test out the safety of products before we recommend them to patients. The latest test lasted 21 days and was extremely beneficial for my waist line. I dropped six pounds and lost four inches of unwanted belly fat on […]

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Float Your Pain Away

At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers - Naperville, we have a fantastic group that meets the second Saturday of every month to learn about new tools and techniques that may help with battling chronic pain. I am always investigating new research based treatments that may benefit my patients and looking for practitioners outside of my […]

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Fascial Manipulation

Fascial manipulation© (FM) is a manual therapy method specifically designed to address restrictions and densifications of the deep fascia tissue that surrounds and interconnects muscles, tendons, bones, nerves, blood vessels and internal organs throughout the body. Restrictions in the gliding and sliding ability of separate facial layers of connective tissue due to overuse, trauma or […]

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Tips for Better Sleep

Happy February Everyone! We had a great turnout at our recent Fibromyalgia (FM) Forum. This was the first meeting of a new monthly lecture series that we have started at the request of a client who has FM. Those with FM, and other chronic pain sufferers, can now benefit from this forum which will offer […]

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Private: What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Trigger point dry needling (TDN) is an extremely effective technique that uses a very fine mono filament needle to "de-activate" or "shut down" painful and knotted areas in your muscles. Many of us have areas in our body that chronically feel tense, that are painful and feel like a hard ball when being touched. By […]

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Yardwork Yoga

This past weekend I watched my neighbor kneel in the same position for hours while gardening in her beautiful yard.  She loves to garden and we often laugh about how much I hate it. I did think to myself as I drove by well into the evening and she was still in the same position, “I […]

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Why Do We Get Frozen Shoulders?

  Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is often called “idiopathic” which means the cause is not known or it arises spontaneously. I have wondered through my many years as a physical therapist if the cause would ever be found and why it seems to primarily occur in women. At a recent course I attended […]

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