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Why Should I Drink Water After a Massage?

Q: Why am I told to drink water after a massage? A: This is a very common suggestion following a massage treatment. Unfortunately, the reason for doing this is not what you have likely heard. It is NOT to flush out toxins in your body. In an editorial written by Tracy Walton, LMT, MS, in…

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What Color is Your Pee?

Have you ever taken a look at your pee? C’mon! Admit it. You’ve looked, but unless you know what you’re looking at, it’s difficult to decipher what your pee color is telling you. The Mayo Clinic determines pee color as follows; Normal urine color ranges from pale yellow to deep amber — the result of…

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7 Stretches in 7 Minutes to Reduce the Risk of Back Pain

Did you know that 80% of us will suffer an episode of debilitating back pain AT LEAST once in our lifetime? A common misconception that is often cited is that 90% of these occurrences will go away on its own without any treatment. A study in the European Spine Journal showed that 62% of patients…

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Life Hack: Walk on Ice!

This months life hack is one that may seem like common sense to many, but considering the amount of slip and fall incidents we see and hear about, I thought I would share with you a little ‘penguin wisdom’ to save you from seeing us for reasons beyond your normal needs. These past few weeks…

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What causes the Pins and Needles sensation?

Q: What is the cause of the ‘pins and needles’ feeling I get sometimes when I wake up in the morning? A: This is a very commonly occurring symptom that many of us have experienced. It’s clinically known as Paresthesia (from the Greek ‘abnormal-sensation’). When this occurs on a transient basis, it’s typically nothing to…

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Stop Using Cell Phones

Women, Stop Using Cell Phones IMMEDIATELY! Over the past year, I have seen countless numbers of articles about RSI’s (a.k.a. repetitive stress injuries) come across my screen. Having been in the field of physical medicine for over 20 years, I can tell you that conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome & pronator…

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Massage Doesn’t Work

If you are like so many others around you, you likely made your annual resolution to start working out; again. As I’m sure you can imagine, it’s one of the most popular resolutions every year. If you are still fulfilling your resolution (most fail within the first 3 weeks), you are likely experiencing some physical…

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When Life Hands You Lemons; Add Water

Water has long been known for its ability to help our body’s repair and recover. It’s also known to keep our skin young, firm and radiant. Among many other amazing benefits of water – its ability to eliminate toxins, to regenerate and improve overall health is paramount. Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst…

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‘Tis The Season for Resolutions. We Got Your Back!

With the New Year just around the corner, many of us set out to achieve some resolutions that often include personal wellness. I thought this would be a good opportunity to provide a little guidance to help you reduce the risk of injuries from any new programs you may be starting or perhaps heeding some…

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What is the difference between a ‘strain’ and a ‘sprain’?

In last month’s newsletter, we announced a new section of our newsletter where you, the patient, could ask Drew a health related question that you have been curious about. We had several responses and have chosen the following question in our first installment of ‘Ask Drew’. Q: What is the difference between a ‘strain’ and…

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