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Easy Breathing Exercises For Low Back Pain

Pain is a complex issue. While we’d all love a few magic stretches, the truth is, the puzzle is much more complicated.   Did you know that deep breathing can be a crucial piece to tackling back pain? That’s right; these simple and accessible techniques can help to rebalance your system and decrease pain.  Stick around …

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How Do TENS Units Work? (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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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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Simple Ways To Be More Physically Active (When You Hate Exercise)

Cardio is hardio. For real, exercise is uncomfortable. It’s no wonder so many people don’t like it. Unfortunately, no one is handing out healthy lifestyles for binging on Netflix or surfing your Facebook feed. Bummer.  Whether it feels like it or not, our bodies crave movement.  I love exercise. I love how it makes me …

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