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CBD – What it IS and is NOT

CBD continues to pop up everywhere these days. Whether it’s in the news or a local CBD shop on the corner, it’s quickly becoming a growing industry. So, what IS CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant and is thought to relieve many ailments including pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and may even reduce […]

Discover the Modern Evolution in PT — Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM is a modern evolution to the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique called Gua Sha. IASTM is a technique which allows practitioners to locate and treat soft tissue dysfunctions. It essentially works by breaking down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. This happens by causing controlled microtrauma to the affected area which sets off a chain reaction […]

The Importance of Hydration for Healing

Most people know that our bodies are made up of mainly water. We have always been told the importance of drinking an adequate amount of water. But why is it so crucial? Well, we know that it regulates our body temperature, keeps our joints lubricated, prevents infections, delivers nutrients to cells, and keeps our organs […]

Aquatic Therapy: Making Waves

Aquatic Therapy is a form of physical therapy performed in the water to assist in unloading the body during exercise to promote movement with reduced pain and difficulty. The unique properties of water help reduce compressive forces through the joints, reduce inflammation, and promote muscle relaxation resulting in improved pain-free movement. Aquatic therapy is a […]

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy is an alternative form of medicine and is perhaps better known as traditional Chinese Medicine, like acupuncture. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward by using negative pressure. There are 3 main types of cupping: dry/fire cupping, […]

Parkinson’s Disease Explained

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurologic condition that affects a person’s ability to move. It is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease and has a prevalence of nearly 1 million people in the US, with an additional 60,000 diagnosed each year. Symptoms typically develop gradually over time and may include a tremor—shaking […]

Are You Feeling Off Balance?

According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Our goal at Bodyworks is not only to help you rehabilitate from injuries due to falls, but also help prevent future falls. […]

Sitting vs. Standing Desks

In the last decade, standing desks have been the big talk for office workers. “If I had a standing desk my pain/stiffness/soreness would go away.” What people do not realize is that there is just as much room for error with a standing desk as there is with a sitting desk. I am not saying […]

Should you trust Dr. Google?

The truth is, pain is complicated. If pain was straight forward, we would all be pain free. Our bodies are unique and different and we need to treat them as such. Two people with the exact same symptoms will likely respond differently to the same treatments and exercises. Sure, you can plug your symptoms into […]

Bell’s Palsy + Your Body

Bell’s Palsy is unexplained facial weakness or paralysis of the facial nerve on one side of the face. Symptoms include facial drooping, inability to close the eyelid and loss of control of the muscles that control facial expression on the affected side (smiling, squinting, blinking, raising the eyebrows). This can be a very scary situation […]