Car Repair and Hand Therapy: Common Concerns?

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What if your car stops working as it should and you need to get it fixed? Do you fix it yourself, take it to a general fix-it shop, or take it to a certified mechanic specifically trained to work with your brand of car? Who is the most trained and will provide the best service? When you have shoulder, arm, …

HEAT vs ICE: When hurt what is best?

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If you’re anything like a lot of our patients, you probably don’t know which injuries need heat and which need ice. If you do know (kudos to you), you may not know the reasoning behind why one is better than the other. Today, we’re going to discuss when it’s better to use ice or heat, and how to do so …

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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Chickpeas are loaded with fiber and protein. They’re a healthy option if you’re in the mood for a salty, crunchy snack.  Chickpeas contain vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, iron, B-6, K and folate. Follow this simple recipe for a delicious and nutritious snack! Ingredients: 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas 1 tbsp. of olive or coconut oil Spices of …

Text Neck: Is Your Phone Hurting You?

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How much time do you think you spend every day staring at your cell phone? On average, we spend 2 to 4 hours every single day looking at our cell phones, emailing, texting, and checking social media sites. High school students may even be spending 13 hours per day on their phones! The Facts Your head weighs 10-12 lbs. It …

Superfood Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

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This is a fiber, protein, and nutrient dense on-the-go snack, to help when you get hungry or need some energy.  There can be many modifications to this base recipe, so feel free to explore what you like best! Ingredients:  (makes 12 balls) ½ cup natural peanut or almond butter (If you’re using regular peanut butter, skip adding the syrup.) ¼ …

New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year, New Me! This is a phrase I’ve been seeing a lot lately. There’s something about the new year that makes us all want to be better people. Some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are to get in shape or lose weight. These resolutions, along with the majority of others, fail by February. Various studies have shown …

Christmas Health & Wellness

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Who would think that Christmas is a time we have to worry about getting hurt? Over the years we have actually seen many patients with injuries such as the following: Lacerated hand from opening presents Torn shoulder rotator cuff from taking turkey out of the oven Thumb and finger joint pain from trying to open difficult packaging Below is a …

Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup

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Ingredients 8 cups cubed seeded peeled butternut squash (2 medium) 1 large apple, peeled, chopped  1large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces  2 tablespoons packed brown sugar  3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) 3/4 cup milk 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh …