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Is an Inversion Table for You?

     There’s been a lot of questions lately on inversion tables (pic below) and whether or not they are a good option for someone with back pain. These tables involve laying on a table with your feet strapped in and then slowly flipping the table over so it’s partially upside down. The decompression that …

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What is Cupping?

Ever since Michael Phelps made his Olympic appearance with the trademark circular marks, cupping has become increasingly popular. But what is it and what exactly does it do? This will help shed some light onto these questions. What is it? Cupping has been around for a longgggg time, with evidence for its use all the …

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How Tendons Heal

There are three overlapping phases of tendon healing: Inflammation –> Repair –> Remodeling Inflammation During the inflammation stage, swelling takes place as fluid rushes into the area. Coming with that fluid are multiple inflammatory mediators (such as neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages) that help clean out the area of damaged tissue. *There have been speculations on whether decreasing …

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