Health Habits

Over 365 Days in One Spot and Still Moving Forward

Over 365 Days in One Spot and Still Moving Forward

March 1st marked the 1 year anniversary of Catalyst’s presence at 710 E Railroad!

This has been a phenomenal year! We have had numerous ‘future’ PT’s working through their clinicals with us - just long enough to fall in love with them! But as it is with interns, they move on. It’s a proud / sad moment every time! Our commitment to …

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Reaping the rewards, growth and moving forward

Reaping the rewards, growth and moving forward

We were fortunate to be included with a group of presenters who spoke on Community Grant Writing.  Our specific contribution was the practical application of community engagement programming highlighting the WellBatavia Festival and WellBatavia Initiative.  Our presentation helped to provide an example of how attendees can connect to issues in their own community and become problem solvers and how to identify and receive the grants that can help them succeed.  

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Amberlyn's update from CSM 2019

Amberlyn's update from CSM 2019

We thought you might like to hear what we were doing in Washington DC at CSM (Combined Sectionals Meeting) 2019. We asked Amberlyn to share her highlights and impressions first!

 “Attending the conference with over 16,000 other motivated therapist helps motivate me to learn more, to professionally progress myself and to never stagnate – to always strive for my best.

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Monitor your injury before it actually happens!

Monitor your injury before it actually happens!

We are thrilled to see an increased focus on health and wellness in society today.  Focussing on diet and exercise is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many are unaware they are actually over (or under) functioning ...until an injury occurs, alerting them to this fact. A common question we hear from patients is, “So, how do I avoid injury?”

The Health Importance of Staying Socially Connected

The Health Importance of Staying Socially Connected

What does social connection consist of and who is at greatest risk of isolation?

Social connection considers the amount of relationships you have, the extent to which those relationships can be relied upon, and your satisfaction within them. (Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD & Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University).1 There are several risk factors that have shown to increase likelihood of developing social isolation or loneliness, including:
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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…

Food as fuel...and much more!

Food as fuel...and much more!

With regard to health and fitness, few things bring about as passionate a response as nutrition and diet.  Many advocate to be experts on the topic but it’s hard to wade through the noise to know who is right and who is wrong. We are all aware that a plethora of things impact how we view food and choices we make when we eat.  As Physical Therapists, we …

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…