Sleep Strategies: Reducing Stimulation

We previously have talked about how the key to a good night sleep is transitioning out of energized ‘sympathetic state’ (fight or flight) to a more calm ‘parasympathetic state’ (rest and digest).  Therefore, there are two major options for intervention:  1) reduce factors that cause sympathetic state, 2) increase factors that create a parasympathetic state. … Read More

Sleep Strategies: Beginning with the Breath

Relaxing before bed prepares you for untroubled sleep. The following exercises ‘open up your breathing,’ helping you to transition out of a more stressed ‘sympathetic state’ (fight or flight) to a more calm ‘parasympathetic state’ (rest and digest). You will only need the floor and your pillow. Lying on the ground, preferably on a rug… Read More

Sleep Strategy Series

While reading, “Promoting Sleep:  Not a Leap”1, the following quote really stuck out. “There may not be a single body system that can’t be improved by getting sufficient sleep…or can’t be compromised by insufficient sleep.”” It is so true!  How many times have you felt cruddy, knees hurt, body aches, forgetting stuff, zoning out, and… Read More

Baby It’s Cold Outside

❄“Baby it’s cold ooouuuttsssiddde”             It’s that time of year where we’re cruising down the ⛷ slopes, trekking through the snow, and drinking the hot cocoa. It’s Winter Season! When we think of going outside in the winter time, aside from thinking about how to build the best snow fort, we have to think about what… Read More

One Annual Health Checkup That’s Probably Missing from Your Calendar

As it turns out, these healthcare professionals aren’t specifically trained to assess your musculoskeletal system, which is comprised of your muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissues. Then who is the right healthcare professional to ensure that these essential internal structures are working properly and helping to support, stabilize and move your body? A physical therapist.  Read More