Monthly Archives: November 2017

What the Heck is Dry Needling?

Dry needling sounds like something horrifying, but don’t be tricked or put off by the title. It’s actually one of the most powerful modalities in treating pain in your muscles. Without further ado, let’s get right to the point about dry needling (see what we did there?) What is Dry Needling? Dry needling alleviates tenderness […]

Edema Management

If you injured your hand, swelling immediately occurs. It’s our body’s reaction to an injury in order to heal. Edema is a completely normal response to injury—edema is a swelling caused by fluid retention. It happens when too much fluid is trapped in the body’s tissues. We retain water because the blood vessels in our […]

4 Weird Ways to Relieve Knee Pain That Really Work

Our knees are pretty amazing. They provide the support for the entire body and allow the legs to bend, straighten and help us run, jump, turn, stand and walk—our knees do a lot. Which is why it may not be so surprising that 1 in 5 of us have knee pain, according to the American Academy […]

Why Hand Hygiene Really Matters

It may sound silly, but hand hygiene is so important. Germs are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And a quick rinse under the sink isn’t going to cut it. Keeping your hands clean is a great way to prevent infections. Keeping up with your hand hygiene will protect you from serious infections and from spreading anything to others […]

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