Author Archives: Virgínia Helena

Foam Rolling, is it For Me?

If you have been to a physiotherapy clinic in the last few years, then you have almost certainly witnessed, or felt first hand, the technique of foam rolling. Foam rolling is a popular technique that releases tight muscles and mobilizes the network of connective … Continue reading

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Exercising with Resistance Bands

What are Resistance Band Exercises? Resistance bands are strips of stretchable rubber that come in a variety of resistance levels and colors.  They are used to perform strengthening exercises for your muscles by providing resistance during the entire movement, causing your muscles … Continue reading

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Heel pain and what to do about it

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is an irritation or inflammation of the plantar fascia — the ligament that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. This is a strong, dense strip … Continue reading

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Avoid Dental Dangers: 10 questions to ask your Dentist

#1 Are you using universal infection control protocols? Every dental office should be using standard of care infection control protocols. This includes using predominantly 1-time use materials such as suction tips, cotton products, cleaning cups, and neck aprons to name … Continue reading

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Focus on nutrient density, not on calories

Some people are concerned that a vegan or plant-based diet won’t provide all of the nutrients they need to stay healthy. While this could be true if you rely on white flour pastries, potato chips, and soft drinks, with a … Continue reading

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Interference fields & the healing of chronic illness

Interference fields can be roadblocks to healing. Once identified and removed, the body can self-regulate and heal. Imagine the body as a beautiful city lit up at night. Street lights sparkle for miles and buildings glow against the dark sky. … Continue reading

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GUT Health and triggers for Brain Health

We tend to think of our guts, if we think of them at all, as nothing more than a tube for transforming food into poop. Even though we still have much to learn about the intricate world of intestinal microbiota … Continue reading

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How Sugar Feeds Cancer Growth

Could it be possible that sugar feeds cancer growth?  Billions of dollars are funneled into cancer research every year… and still, sugar is a relevant reason for cancer growth that is often forgotten. Take a look at almost any cancer … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain and Acute Pain: 8 Natural Pain Relievers

Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that is designed to alert you to the fact that something is not right within your body. It may be steady, throbbing, stabbing, aching, pinching, mild, severe or debilitating. Pain can also bring about other … Continue reading

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A Growing Interest in CBD and Physical Therapy

One need only to look through medical articles or talk to health care providers at conferences to realize that medical marijuana (MMJ) is becoming a widely accepted area of study for pain management and other applications. Medical indications for cannabinoids … Continue reading

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