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What Do TENS Units Do? (Benefits, Risks, & Myths)

TENS units (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) are marketed as a convenient non-drug way to decrease pain. TENS was all the rage in physical therapy in the ’80s and ’90s. People could be seen lined up on tables in PT clinics receiving this seemingly magic modality.  Since then, there’s been a lot of research on the …

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Vibration Foam Roller vs. Massage Gun – Which Is Better?

Wouldn’t it be great to get a massage every day and melt away your aches and pains?  Here on planet earth, that isn’t possible for most of us. But there are plenty of fitness gadgets to get some workout recovery and pain relief at home.  Both foam rollers and massage guns aim to improve blood …

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Step Aerobics For Beginners – A Complete Guide To Getting Started

You might think that step aerobics went out with colorful leotards and big hair, but this low-impact cardio blast is still very much alive.  Other than the fun factor, what I love about step aerobics is that you don’t have to try that hard to get your heart rate up. It just happens naturally and …

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How To Start a Home Yoga Practice {Beginner Friendly}

If there’s anything the pandemic taught us, it’s how to recreate our favorite things at home.  Going to the yoga studio is a full sensory experience, from a live instructor and personalized guidance to a quiet zen-like environment with soft lighting (and a reason to not check your phone for an hour).  However, taking time …

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Shoulder Impingement Pain – Tips & Tools To Get Better Fast

Shoulder pain can creep in anytime and stop you in your tracks. If you’ve noticed shoulder pain reaching overhead, across your body, or behind your back when getting dressed, you may be experiencing shoulder impingement.   So how can you get better quickly and get back to life? No worries, I got you. In this article, …

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Sidekick Tool Review – Swerve & Bow Muscle Scraping Tools

There are many workout recovery tools on the market competing for your attention (and dollars). Sidekick is bringing workout recovery to a whole new level with an affordable line of muscle scraping tools, that you can use at home, to address problem areas.  Muscle scraping tools offer a different type of soft tissue mobilization that …

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Improve Your Posture By Focusing On These 3 Simple Things

Do you have bad posture?  Have you tried everything to “fix” your posture, but nothing seems to work? Unfortunately, there’s no quick magical solution. But, if you focus on these three things, you can improve your posture by building healthy habits that stick.  WHAT IS POSTURE? Posture is much more than your ability to walk …

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