Anxiety – Body, Mind – or BOTH?

Heart palpitations. Stomach sinks. Palms get sweaty and cold. Thoughts become erratic, racing and filled with doom. Anxiety is an extremely common condition affecting more than 3 million new people each year.  While the most common treatments involve medication (chemical) and/or counseling (mental/social), these methods can’t address the physical aspects of this condition. Clients that… Continue reading Anxiety – Body, Mind – or BOTH?

Sleeplessness from quarantine??? Here is why!

We are going through an unprecedented time and in addition to so many other adverse effects, COVID is causing sleepless nights. The effects of stress on mental and physical health are getting worse. The acute phase of stress leads to a reduction in sleep, vigilance and an adrenaline rush in the system to prepare you… Continue reading Sleeplessness from quarantine??? Here is why!

Is it COVID or fear of COVID challenging the immune system?

People with underlying conditions or immune compromised patients are severely affected by COVID. Can fear of getting COVID suppress your immune system making you prone to illness? Initial phases of stress begins to slow the immune system. As the stress continues immune deficiency sets in, which makes you more prone to infection – like sore… Continue reading Is it COVID or fear of COVID challenging the immune system?

Access Your Ankles – Reduce Pain and Enhance Performance

Do you wish you could squat like that? Proper ankle mobility is important for most of our functional and higher level movements. Specifically, decreased dorsiflexion, or bending of the ankle (the foot getting closer to your shin), will likely add undue stress on joints up the chain including knees, hips, and the spine. If you… Continue reading Access Your Ankles – Reduce Pain and Enhance Performance

COVID stress cycle…The real culprit of physical pain?

Emotional response (fear, anxiety, grief, frustration) to COVID 19 can lead to adverse effects on physical health. Wondering how? Stress releases chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol which leads to increased heart rate, tightening muscles in the body, eventually leading to musculoskeletal limitations causing physical pain such as low back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee pain, etc..… Continue reading COVID stress cycle…The real culprit of physical pain?