Health Blog

Nov20th 2020

Stay Active By Incorporating These 5 Easy Steps into Your Lifestyle

With your busy life, it can be difficult to find time for physical activity. We all understand too well the lengthy to-do list that never seems to get completed. After a full day of work, running errands, making dinner, and still trying to find time to relax, it can be tough to try and force

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Nov10th 2020

Say Goodbye to Those Persistent Stress-Related Headaches

You know the feeling – the sudden pain that tells you a headache is coming on. It happens to all of us. Stress headaches are typically defined as a “band of pressure” that can be felt around your head, usually accompanied by tenderness of the skull and overall achiness within the head. Sometimes, the pain

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Tennis elbow isn’t just for tennis players (updated Oct. 2020)

Oct29th 2020

As we head into late fall and winter,  you may find yourself with lingering elbow pain, maybe from working from home for months without an ergonomic setup or maybe from too much gardening while you’ve been staying socially distant. That twinge of pain may be tennis elbow. But don’t let the name fool you –

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Sciatica Pain Oct20th 2020

Suffering from Sciatica Pains? Find Relief Today

Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly referred to as sciatica, is a common condition that many people experience. It occurs as a result of irritation to the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve of the body. It stretches from the lumbar spine through the buttocks, and pain from irritation is typically felt in the lower back. However,

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Arthritis Oct10th 2020

Physical Therapy: Treating Arthritis the Safe and Easy Way

Anyone living with arthritis knows how debilitating it can be. Several people dealing with arthritic aches and pains end up resorting to steroid injections, antirheumatic drugs, or even joint replacement surgery, in order to manage their pain. However, physical therapy itself has proven successful for many arthritis sufferers. Before turning to potentially harmful drugs or

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Balance Jul27th 2020

The importance of improving balance for people of all ages

No matter how old we are, we can always improve our balance. Balance is important for people of all ages and physical fitness levels. As we age, balance changes and can lead to increased risk of injury and falls. If all 3 systems described below are intact, we can maintain postural balance and avoid falling.

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Bodyweight Training Jul7th 2020

How to build resistance using bodyweight training

Bodyweight training has gained popularity in recent years due to its accessibility, ease of performance, low cost, and minimal requirement for space and equipment. Yoga, calisthenics, gymnastics, and climbing are considered bodyweight exercises.   Bodyweight exercises strengthen multiple muscle groups simultaneously which makes them a good choice when limited on time. Some examples are chin-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and lunges.   Since exercises are limited

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Aches and Pains Jun18th 2020

Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

You might have heard the phrase “good pain vs. bad pain.” What does that mean? Isn’t all pain “bad?” Not necessarily. Sometimes, pain just indicates pushing yourself in a workout or soreness from trying a new exercise. And sometimes, it’s an indication of something that requires more attention. Symptoms of “Good” Pain  “Hurts so good” kind of pain

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Jun1st 2020

Our COVID-19 Protocols:Committed to the safety of our patients and clients

We are committed to the safety of our patients and staff and are following all required guidelines from the CDC and King County regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Below, we’ve outlined our current policies and procedures. These are subject to change as guidelines are revised. If have you any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to call or email

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Athletic Performance May7th 2020

Benefits of Sleep on Athletic Performance

How does sleep help athletic performance? For most people, the difference between getting 7-8+ hours of sleep per night compared to 6 or fewer hours is profound for multiple systems. Some of the general benefits of sleep (good sleep) are improved mood, immunity, weight control, cognitive function, and creativity.  For athletes, getting 9-10 hours of

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