Author: Brian Fulton

Shovelling Snow Safely
February 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

  One of the things that I love about winter is all of that beautiful white snow. Well, I actually like looking at it. Driving in it and shovelling it is another matter. Keeping your sidewalk and your driveway clear is not only recommended for personal safety and convenience, it is also your civic duty.
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Registered Massage Therapy versus Massage
February 2, 2013 Massage Brian Fulton

Is there a difference between massage and massage therapy?   What does the word massage mean to you? Like any word, it can mean many different things to many different people. Touch therapy is documented as far back as 2000 B.C., but undoubtedly predates writing and maybe even language. The actual word massage has French
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Sit/Stand Workstations
January 31, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  A new approach to the standard desk is the sit/stand work station. It not only allows for people to have a tremendous variety in their day by sitting or standing, it also allows people with chronic back pain to have an alternative seating position which places far less strain on their back.  These types
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Workstation Seating and Your Spine- A New Paradigm
January 31, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

As a massage therapist I am treating back pain on a regular basis. If you have occasional back pain you can get by with traditional seating, the big fat lazy chair, but if you deal with constant back pain it is probably time to rethink your seat. We are going to begin with a bit
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Treating Neck Pain With The McKenzie Method
January 13, 2013 Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s by Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. While much time has passed since then, his exercises still form the cornerstone of treatment for both neck and back pain. What follows are his core exercises for treating neck pain.His book, currently in its fifth edition is
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Advanced Interval Training
January 7, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

  An interval-training workout is one in which you alternate periods of hard work, with periods of easy or recovery work.  In my previous post I looked at some of the benefits of interval training such as weight loss, as well as increased strength, speed, and heart rate recovery.  The best way for beginners to
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Interval Training- Maximizing Your Workout
January 7, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

Working as a massage therapist, I often get asked questions about exercise. There are three basic components to an exercise program; cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. Interval training is a specific type of cardiovascular exercise that employs short bursts of exertion followed by short recovery periods. This strategy allows one to achieve exercise goals
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Cardiovascular Health Without a Gym Membership
January 5, 2013 Exercise Brian Fulton

  “I have two doctors; my left foot and my right.” – G. M. Trevelyan I recently visited my parents in Huntsville. While up there I joined my dad for his morning walk. He set a healthy pace doing a 30-minute circuit before returning home. It was a great way to start the day.  Did
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Walking- The Oldest Form of Exercise
January 4, 2013 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” – George Trevelyan, 1913 Walking seems so ordinary, so relaxed an activity that it’s hard to believe that it has so many health benefits. What benefits you ask? Well, studies show that regular walks can significantly lower the risk of heart attack, diabetes, stroke,
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Epsom Salts For Your Health
March 1, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Epsom Salts For Your Health — Folklore or Fact? The medicinal use Epsom salts dates back centuries, but then again, so does bloodletting and trepanation (drilling a hole in the patient’s skull).  Centuries of use by lay folk or even doctors doesn’t necessarily guarantee efficacy. Unless science can back up claims made by the purveyors
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