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Eversion Sprains

EVERSION SPRAINS By: Samantha deCastro We talked about spraining the outside of your ankle. How about the inside? These are not nearly as common, as you have to do something pretty weird to stress those ligaments. This includes aggressive twisting, and landing a jump...

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Inversion Ankle Sprain

INVERSION ANKLE SPRAIN By: Samantha deCastro Oh, the twisted ankle. I feel like most, if not all, the people in my life have felt this “tweak” in the ankle at least once. But what exactly happens with an ankle sprain? And how do we treat them? Well firstly, let’s...

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Foot And Toe Deformities

FOOT AND TOE DEFORMITIES By: Samantha deCastro Every wonder if your feet are “normal”? If that pain you feel when you walk all day is to be expected or if it can be fixed? How about when you got told you had flat feet? Let’s talk about different deformities possible...

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Sleep Series-How Do I Sleep Better?

SLEEP SERIES HOW DO I SLEEP BETTER?   By: Samantha deCastro Now let’s talk sleep hygiene. This has been a big of a buzzy term lately. Given the structure of our lives, we’re constantly being bombarded by stimulation, and getting proper sleep is getting more and more...

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Sleep Series-Sleep Mechanisms

SLEEP SERIES SLEEP MECHANISMS  By: Samantha deCastro We have two things within us that help direct our sleep. First is circadian rhythms, second is sleep-wake homeostasis Circadian rhythms isn’t just about sleep, it directs many different functions of the body. The...

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Sleep Series-Sleep Cycles

SLEEP SERIES SLEEP CYCLES  By: Samantha deCastro Today we are going to go through the stages of sleep. These stages are generally broken down into REM (or Rapid Eye Movement) and non-REM sleep. Firstly, we will discuss non-REM, as that is where sleep starts. Stage 1:...

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Sleep Series-Why Can’t I Sleep?

SLEEP SERIES WHY CAN'T I SLEEP?  By: Samantha deCastro There are several reasons that can lead to lack of quality sleep. Take a look through the list below and note which speak to you. In the following articles we will discuss what can be done about them! Physical...

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Sleep Series

SLEEP SERIES By: Samantha deCastro If I were to ask how many of you reading this got insufficient sleep, about 35% of you would raise your hands. According to the 2005 General Social Survey, men sleep significantly fewer hours per night than women. In comparison,...

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Living With Anxiety

LIVING WITH ANXIETY By: Tiffany Mitchell As I look in the mirror my heart starts to race thinking about the presentation I have to give at work. I’m used to my heart racing with trying to juggle the family and work, but this time it is worse. This time I feel like I...

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Tips To Prevent Gardening Injuries

TIPS TO PREVENT GARDENING INJURIES Gardening season is quickly approaching. Below are some tips to avoid gardening injuries: Warm up- Warming up prepares your muscles for work, helps prevent injury and boosts energy and performance. Do some stretching and go for a...

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