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Should you have surgery for arthritis in your knees?

August 22, 2011


I was recently being diagnosed with a torn meniscus from playing football. Thus, I’ve been looking up a lot of research on various knee surgeries lately. I have a good base of knowledge but I find I tend to go through phases where a specific condition or joint tends to predominate in my life or […]

How to lose pregnancy weight, beat depression, and kick ass at the same time

August 18, 2011


Here is a testimonial from Tracy on her experience with me. She started a few months after her last pregnancy. Thanks for the kind words and congratulations on all your progress. You look great! For more than half my life, I was a skinny girl. I felt invincible to any of America’s weight issues because […]

The problems with cortisone shots

August 8, 2011


Cortisone shots suck. Unless you are a high level athlete where returning to the playing field is critical, taking cortisone shots for joint pain absolutely, positively sucks. Say your shoulder has been bothering you for 6 months. You walk into your primary care doctor and they do some asinine examination on your shoulder acting like […]

3 common tight muscles

August 4, 2011


After writing up this post on massage techniques I had a few people ask, “How do I know if a muscle is tight or long?” While there are norms for neutral body alignment, taking out your goniometer or protractor to measure every angle of every joint is a royal pain in the ass. However, knowing […]