Why Losing Weight is Hard

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The holiday season is over. Typically, a time to get together and celebrate with friends and family. Our lives in 2020 looked a lot different, and many of us fell out of the good habits that we may have. Many of us were home way more than usual, our gyms closed, and our day-to-day lives […]

Take a Brain Break For Your Body

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With the end of the year coming, holidays are right around the corner and I’m sure you all are hoping for a “normal” holiday season as much as I am. Normal has been a hard thing to define this year, and one thing that has been as far from normal as anything else is school. […]

The Best Diet

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Preface: I don’t really enjoy using the term ‘diet’ to describe how you are eating for a period of time; instead, we should try to think of the word ‘diet’ as an overall picture of how you eat all of the time. How someone eats can be influenced by a lot of different factors like […]

What is TeleHealth?

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“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller Now, more than ever, we are surrounded by uncertainty. Employment is up in the air for so many individuals in our community. We continue to band together in an effort to flatten the curve, ease the strain on our hospitals […]

Springing Forward with Your Sleep Habits.

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            Daylight saving time has officially begun!  This means different things for different people.  For some of us, it’s a little bit darker when we start our commute into work or roll out of bed for our morning coffee.  Many look forward to this time of year, as we’ll now have daylight after 5:30 pm […]

Training Anti-Extension

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In the last post, we discussed what comprises our ‘core’ and its primary functions, ending with how I thought it would be more beneficial for athletes, both competitive and recreational, to train anti-extension and anti-rotation. This is important for a few reasons. A properly functioning core allows the rest of our body to move in […]

Defining Core Stability

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Core stability is a term that you may have heard before, it’s certainly becoming more popular in the same way that “functional movement”, “functional exercise” and “movement patterns” have become more popular in the past few years. The problem is that “core stability”, like the other terms I listed, is a little ambiguous; so, two […]

A Therapist’s Perspective On Living With Diabetes

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November is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s the month of Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday), less than 5 weeks from Christmas, and 6 weeks from a new year. While this will be my 40th year of celebrating November, it will be my first year celebrating National Diabetes Awareness month as a new member […]

What You Actually Need To Know About Your Health Insurance

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Health insurance, I know, not the most captivating topic (unless you’re a type A, knowledge-seeking nerd like myself). However, if you can stick with me, I will share with you 3 key factors to better understanding your coverage. If you’re on the fence about sticking around, you should know, The Partnership for Clear Health Communication predicts that […]

National PT Month….. How a Physical Therapist Saved My Life

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Welcome to fall! The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and Notre Dame is in the top ten. It is also National Physical Therapy Month. Instead of talking about how much I love this profession, I want to tell a story about how physical therapy and a physical therapist saved my life. […]

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