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Frozen Shoulder Exercises
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a stubborn condition that creates pain and limits movement of the shoulder joint. To understand this condition click on the following link: Frozen Shoulder. The following exercises are effective for self-treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Before beginning an exercise/stretching regime be sure to consult a
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Smart Gardening- Pull Your Weeds Out; Not your Back
April 29, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Twenty Eight Ways To Save Your Back And Body When Doing Yard Work Well, it’s now Spring and the gardening season is in full swing.  If you are like most of us, you get out there and overdo it, then pay for it the next day.  Worse yet, you could find yourself paying much longer
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Go Barefoot- The Importance of Grounding Yourself
March 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  There is always a treasure trove of wisdom available to us simply by looking back at how we as humans lived in our tribal days, whether we look at our social structure, our politics (which was truly democratic because everyone got to vote on issues), our diet, or our lifestyle.  Because we spent tens
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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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