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» The Secret to Better Health-Exercise
» Maintaining Healthy Weight
» Wellness Lifestyle
» Spinal Health and Wellness
» Natural Sports Nutritional Supplementation
» Conservative vs Surgical Care For Lower Back Pain
» How Long Does a Disc Herniation Take to Heal
» DTS Spinal Decompression
» 5 Ways that You Can Benefit from Active Release Technique
» Active Release Technique for Athletes and Non-Athletes

The Secret to Better Health-Exercise

The Secret to Better Health-Exercise


 "Whether you're 9 or 90, abundant evidence shows exercise can enhance your health and well-being. But for many people, sedentary pastimes, such as watching TV, surfing the Internet, or playing computer and video games, have replaced more active pursuits."


For more information, please visit: https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/the-secret-to-better-health-exercise




Author: Harvard Medical School
Source: Harvard University
Copyright: Harvard University 2018

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Maintaining Healthy Weight

Maintaining Healthy Weight


"Why Is a Healthy Weight Important? Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life."


For more information, please visit: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/index.htm

Author: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Source: National Institute of Health
Copyright: National Institute of Health 2018

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Wellness Lifestyle

Wellness lifestyle



"If you want to make truly lasting health changes, they have to be a complete lifestyle change, not just a diet. Diets rely on willpower and have a depravation mentality, which sets many people up for failure. The Wellness Lifestyle isn’t about a temporary diet to lose weight or simply accomplish a aesthetic goal (though it may help with that) but a true lifestyle change focused on nourishing and strengthening your body from the inside out."


For more information, please visit: https://wellnessmama.com/707/wellness-lifestyle/

Author: Wellness Mama
Source: Wellness Mama
Copyright: Wellness Mama 2018

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Spinal Health and Wellness

Spinal Health and Wellness

"Inability to perform activities of daily living do to spinal pain and limitation is a common cause of disability. Maintaining spine mobility and flexibility is an important component of overall health. Spinal maintenance can be achieved by proper diet, maintaining normal weight, exercise, and periodic spinal evaluation to insure a healthy and functional spine. Maintaining your oral health is achieved by regular check ups and cleanings.  You should not wait for your teeth to hurt to seek dental attention. Likewise, you should not wait for spinal pain to seek spinal care. A periodic chiropractic check up is an important investment in your spinal health, and your overall health. If you are unable to move, your overall health will be effected. So maintain a healthy spine as part of your wellness regimen."

O'Keefe Chiropractic Center,P.A.

For more information please visit: http://okeefechiropractic.net/



Author: Dr. Michael O'Keefe
Source: O'Keefe Chiropractic Center
Copyright: O'Keefe Chiropractic Center 2018

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Natural Sports Nutritional Supplementation

Natural Sports Nutritional Supplementation

"Modus Protein is performance-focused and specifically formulated to enhance endurance and explosive activity capability."


"The proprietary blend in Power Off contains extensively studied ingredients designed to promote relaxation, sleep, and brain health."


"The proprietary blend in Power On contains extensively studied ingredients designed to promote memory, alertness, energy, and overall brain health."


"Modus supports your muscles during three key phases of absorption, ensuring you have the nutrients needed during muscle synthesis and catabolism after your workouts."



For more information, please visit the attached links.


Author: Accutrition Nutritional Consultants
Source: Accutrition Nutritional Consultants
Copyright: Accutrition Nutritional Consultants 2018

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Conservative vs Surgical Care For Lower Back Pain

Conservative vs Surgical Care For Lower Back Pain


"Treatment options are considered "conservative" when they are non-invasive (such as medication) or markedly less invasive (such as injections or chiropractic manual manipulation) than surgery."


For more information, please visit: https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/conservative-vs-surgical-care-lower-back-pain

Author: Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Source: Spine-Health
Copyright: Veritas Health 1999

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How Long Does a Disc Herniation Take to Heal

How Long Does a Disc Herniation Take to Heal

"The cracks in the disc don't repair themselves, but the pain usually fades over time. More than half of the people who have a herniated disc recover in the first 3 months.

Due to age, injury, or both, the outer layer of a spinal disc may dry out and form tiny cracks. Sometimes this causes a:

  • Bulging disc. Some of the thick gel in the disc may leak into the cracks. The disc may begin to bulge out from between the bones of the spine (vertebrae).

  • Ruptured disc. The gel breaks through the capsule.

  • Free fragment. Fragments of a ruptured disc may break completely free of the disc and lodge in the spinal canal camera.gif.

  • Any of these stages can cause pressure on a nerve root and symptoms of pain and numbness."


To read the full article, please visit: https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/tc/herniated-disc-what-happens


Author: WebMD
Source: WebMD
Copyright: WebMD 2018

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DTS Spinal Decompression

DTS Spinal Decompression


DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a new highly advanced procedure that is the leading non-surgical alternative to medication, steroid injections, and surgery for treatment of neck and back pain.� DTS therapy is a proactive and pain-free treatment that has shown a very high rate of success for the treatment of herniated discs, disc bulges, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis and sciatica.� As reported by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, in the American Journal of Pain Management, "Eighty-six percent of ruptured intervertebral disc (RID) patients achieved 'good' (50-89% improvement) to 'excellent' (90-100% improvement) results with decompression. Sciatica and back pain were relieved." "Of the facet arthrosis patients, 75% obtained 'good' to 'excellent' results with decompression." If you suffer from neck or back pain, you owe it to yourself to consider DTS - Spinal Decompression Therapy. Call our office at (609) 654-4299 to schedule a free consultation to see if DTS Spinal Decompression can help you. Read more ...

Click here to watch the DTS video found on our homepage.

Author: Evergreen Marketing Group, Inc.
Source: Encore Medical
Copyright: Evergreen Marketing Group, Inc. 2009

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5 Ways that You Can Benefit from Active Release Technique

5 ways that you can benefit from

Active Release Technique


If this article caught your eye you may be wondering, what exactly is Active Release Technique? Well, you’ve come to the right place to find out how this form of manual therapy can change how you look at health care. Lets begin at the top, active release technique or ART®for short is a manual therapy technique used to identify and treat the exact tissue involved in your pain. Whether you’ve been in pain for a day or for years, there is hope. ART®was created specifically to treat the damages associated with overuse in conditions such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica, knee problems, and much more. The following are the top benefits of Active Release Technique


1. Every treatment is unique to you and your condition.

Due to the specificity of active release technique, your treatment plan will be completely individualized.  Through a comprehensive history and exam, an active release provider will personalize a treatment plan that fits your needs. ART®uses movement of the patient to create tension on the scar tissue.  Every session combines an examination and treatment, which targets the soft tissues that has been injured. ART®has over 500 specific protocols that treat affected areas of the body.


2. Increase your range of motion and flexibility.

When an injury occurs to a muscle, ligament, or tendon, cellular hypoxia from restricted circulation can cause fibrosis and adhesions to occur in these tissues. These adhesions can attach to muscles, nerves and lymph decreasing their ability to work properly while also reducing their range of motion and flexibility. Therefore removing these adhesions with active release technique improves glide between muscle and surrounding structures ultimately improving range of motion.


3. Reduces pain throughout the body.

Injuries causing pain can occur through repetitive activities you have engaged in the past during work, sports, exercise or improper body mechanic/posture. Active release technique has been found to be an effective way to eliminate pain throughout the body. ART® focuses on breaking up unhealthy tissue that adheres to nerves which often is the main culprit of both dull and severe pain. Active release technique aims to re-establish optimal texture, resilience and function of soft tissue and effectively and permanently eliminates pain.


4. Able to help a wide variety of patients.

ART® is exceptionally helpful for people living for with chronic pain syndromes, such as the elderly and younger individuals involved in physical activities, either professional or recreational. This therapy has also been approved for expecting mothers, who find relief almost immediately. In addition, anyone who has been unable to get optimal pain relief through traditional treatment options may opt for ART®.


 5. Able to aid a plethora of symptoms and syndromes.

Active release technique is a unique therapy that can be applied to multiple conditions including but not limited to headaches, back pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, jumpers knee, rotator cuff tendonosis, and Achilles tendonisis.



Please come visit Dr. Trisha A. Sileo D.C. at O’Keefe Chiropractic for your Active Release Technique consultation today.


Dr. Trisha A. SIleo

O'Keefe Chiropractic at 99 Taunton Rd, Medford, NJ 08055

(609) 654-4299



Author: Dr. Trisha A. Sileo
Source: Dr. Trisha A. Sileo
Copyright: Southjerseyspinaldecompression.com 2018

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Active Release Technique for Athletes and Non-Athletes

Active Release Technique for Athletes and Non-Athletes


Pain in your shoulders can affect a wide range of activities. ART® providers treat cases of shoulder pain resulting from as little as working at your computer to participating in activities such as tennis, swimming, and golf. Shoulder pain is commonly slow to respond to traditional treatments, and if shoulder pain progresses, it can make simple tasks, such as reaching for things and sleeping, painful.

As with any type of injury, ART® first looks at the underlying cause of shoulder pain. The shoulder provides a great deal of motion for a single joint, and allows people to reach overhead, behind their bodies, across their chest, and to rotate their arms. The shoulder joint is comprised of the rounded end of the arm bone called the “humerus,” and the flat surface of the shoulder blade, known as the “scapula.” Because the shoulder is the joining of a flat and a round surface, it is a relatively loose joint, which is what enables it to provide such a wide range of motions. Stability and control of this motion is provided by the rotator cuffs and scapular stabilizers.

Shoulder injuries occur most often when significant stress or repetitive motion inhibit the rotator cuffs and scapular stabilizers from doing their job. Many people realize that sports such as tennis or golf can cause shoulder injuries easily. This is because these activities demand both a great deal of force from the rotator cuffs and scapular stabilizers, as their swinging motion requires the arm to reach far behind and in front of the body, and numerous repetitions of those motions.


For more information, please visit: www.activerelease.com




Author: Active Release Techniques
Source: www.activerelease.com
Copyright: Active Release Techniques 2010

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