Chronic Disease & Illness

4 Things a Physical Therapist Can Do That Your Doctor Can't (repost)

4 Things a Physical Therapist Can Do That Your Doctor Can't (repost)

Thank you NBC for publishing this great article! You will find a link at the bottom to take you to the original article!

By Tiffany Ayuda / Life by Daily Burn

You’re in your twelfth week of marathon training, and one morning you wake up to a sharp pain around your knee. You wait a few hours and pop a few ibuprofens, but the pain doesn’t subside. Who should you see? While it’s always a safe bet to consult your doctor, chances are they’ll recommend seeing a physical therapist, too. Physical therapists can help treat injuries and ease joint pain, but they can also help you become fitter and healthier, overall.

Dr. Karen Joubert, PT, DPT, owner of Joubert Physical Therapy in Beverly Hills, says, “A physical therapist can be your quarterback and help guide your team of experts — your personal trainer, nutritionist, doctor — towards your fitness goals.”

Why you should walk and how community development affects your health

Why you should walk and how community development affects your health

It’s always nice to come across reports that resonate with our general stance on promoting better health and movement in our communities! One of the things near and dear to our heart is the Well Batavia Initiative (Sarah is a founder of this initiative!). It’s all about how community ‘set-up’ , (street planning, sidewalks, public transportation, green spaces…) affects moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA ).

Protips for an Anti-Inflammatory Dietary Plan

Protips for an Anti-Inflammatory Dietary Plan

We asked newly Board Certified Cardiopulmonary Specialist, Amberlyn to compile a ‘short list’ about her years of research and her application of anti-inflammatory dietary practices.

Here are some tips to help you get started towards an inflammation free dietary plan.

  • Sugar is extremely inflammatory.  Limiting or eliminating sugar can have a huge impact on decreasing pain in acute and chronic diseases.  This includes not only chronic orthopedic injuries, but vascular as well as neurologic and cardiovascular.  This is THE number one inflammatory food.

  • Salt causes water retention and, in excess, also inflammation.  read more…

Sleep Matters - Here's Why

Sleep Matters - Here's Why

The importance of sleep is not a new concept. I’m not talking about when your parents made you go to bed early, so they could get a break! Your actual life depends on it.  Good sleep is 100% worth the effort to get it! Sleep can give you the edge at work, the compassion in your relationships and improve your ability to react quickly... in an appropriate manner!

Signs of chronic sleep deprivation include slow reaction times, brain fog, reduced athletic performance and increased risk of illness and…