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Running With Richelle – IT Band Syndrome

  What is IT Band Syndrome? Glad you asked! The iliotibial (IT) band is a thick band of fascia that runs from your pelvis to the outside of your knee. Repetitive bending and straightening of the knee while running can cause constant rubbing of the IT band over the bony parts of your knee. This constant friction can cause the IT band to become irritated and eventually inflamed resulting in pain. The pain is often…

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T TIME: BREAST HEALTH – POST MASTECTOMY MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Pain and tightness suffered post mastectomy/ lumpectomy can limit one’s life drastically. Myofascial Release can help create vast changes by softening dense scars and fibrosed fascia that remain unchanged with traditional therapy and stretching.   Traumatized tissue can have a cascading effect on the body.  Locally, tightened and fibrous fascia can restrict blood flow and lymphatic flow resulting in lymphedema.  Auxiliary cording can also occur, causing a significant loss of range of motion in the shoulder, leading to a loss of function.  Pain and weakness…

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T TIME: MY NAGGING INJURY

Every April, I pull out my Slo-pitch ball bag.  Curse at myself for not having done it in October... Curse some more because that’s where my shirt went, or my favorites socks.... and then....curse some more because I left everything in the bag wet.... OOOOPS!  I start the process of airing out the equipment, oiling up the glove, make sure there is a ball for every league, 11 inch for ladies, 12 inch for mixed. …

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CHANGE AND SEA MONSTERS

Dictionary.com defines change as the following: CHANGE verb (used with object), changed, changing. To make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: To change one's name; to change one's opinion; To change the course of history.  What a simple, easy to understand, straight to the point definition.  And yet, as simple as it is to understand, why then do we humans have so much trouble implementing change into our own lives? I’m not talking about changing the tires on your car, or, the vacuum bag, or your little human’s diapers; although some of these things are dull, taxing,…

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T TIME: UNWINDING – HOW MY JOURNEY BEGAN

My first experience witnessing our body’s natural ability to move freely, unwind, and heal from our past was in Chicago over 4 years ago.  The course I was taking was offered by John F Barnes, a Physiotherapist known all over the world for his work in Myofascial Release.  Seven years earlier I had read about Barnes during Massage school; now I was finally learning from him. On our first day, as I watched a fellow…

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PAT’S PERSPECTIVE: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT KIND OF
TREATMENT TO GET?

So you've gone and hurt yourself, huh?  You’re a gung-ho weekend warrior with a twinge in your back and aren't sure what to do about it.  This isn’t unusual. We get all kinds of people coming through our doors who've injured themselves in brilliant and creative ways. As I sit here compiling this literary masterpiece, a client walks in with back spasms that are causing him visible discomfort.  “How’d that happen?” I say.  “I was choking on…

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At Whole Therapy, we believe that two heads are better than one. Our team works together to help people: It’s simple. Because one therapy is not always the one for everyone. We know that every body is different, and everyone has different goals, preferences, and timelines when it comes to their health and their bodies.

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Mon: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Tues: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Wed: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Thurs: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Friday: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm/8:00 am-12:00 pm


Sunday: By Appointment Only
**Individual Practitioner Hours May Vary

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