Posts

,

Physical Therapy – Age Gracefully – with Erin Blackford :067

I used to think that Physical Therapy is something that people do after an accident or injury.

Although I am very much a preventative maintenance person, I didn’t consider it as a part of my wellness care until I learned about Motion Care. Manual adjustments from Erin have helped me to feel more in alignment for what’s proper for my own body – allowing muscles to relax and for my body to move more freely in my delay activities as well as in dance, martial arts and yoga.

 

In this casual conversation we talk about a number of wellness-care topics in relation to physical therapy and what you can do to feel better – to prevent the proverbial wheels from falling off!

  • What it’s like to come from a family of physical therapists
  • What’s the difference between manual physical therapy and chiropractic?
  • Why it’s important to treat the body BEFORE experiencing pain
  • What are the signs of degradation to look for to seek treatment before seemingly falling apart
  • Why working on the 3-planes of motions is important (longitudinal, rotational, diagonal)
  • Sleeping through the night due to physical therapy
  • Why it’s so important to find the exercise that is right for you or the patient!
  • What Erin wishes everyone would do for their bodies
  • What increases chances for falls
  • The adjustment that relieved upper back tension that helped better than yoga!
  • Why “back extensions” are as important as “tummy time” for babies
  • The importance of preventative care for the lay person (non-athlete)
  • How to use our healthcare system more efficiently – saving hassle and money
  • The value of self-awareness and self-care
  • How physical therapy can help Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Suggestions for Back pain
  • “Keep moving – keep your body going.” – Erin Blackford – Physical Therapist

 

 

About Erin

Erin Blackford - Physical Therapist - Motion Care - Weight Free WellnessErin Blackford is a licensed physical therapist, certified by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy with a strong interest in manual therapy. She is a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Erin then pursued her Masters in Physical Therapy at The College of St. Scholastica.

Learn more at MotionCare.com





,

Fatigue – It’s More than not Getting Enough Sleep with Dr. Rory :048

Dr. Rory, a Functional Medicine practitioner and chiropractor, shares how to get to the bottom of fatigue!

Fatigue can be different for each person. For one person it may mean not being able to sleep well. Others cannot exercise without feeling drained or experience low libido. For another, fatigue means they are not able to fulfill their daily tasks; the energy just may not be there.

Functional medicine aims to get to the root of the problem – not just addressing the symptoms.

 

Fatigue is also related to the following:

  • Varying symptoms: digestion, brain fog, physical fatigue
  • The role of Adrenaline
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Why and when we need Cortisol
  • Simple testing
  • Metabolic Reserve (explained using the Bank Account analogy) You build this with “downtime” to have reserve for stressful times
  • How do you know you’re restoring that account? What does downtime feel like?
  • Devices like FitBit and HeartMath (Inner Balance) and the Muse
  • The role of the Adrenal glands
  • The stages of Adrenal Fatigue
  • What adds to fatigue: low-grade stress, certain foods, caffeine, certain exercise, in some cases coffee
  • Dr. Rory answers a listeners question about feeling fatigued after exercise…
  • The relation between fatigue and being overweight and/or carrying excess fat in the mid-body
  • The role of the gut
  • What is (the role of) Perceived Stress
  • Description of the 4 Stages of Adrenal Fatigue
  • Adaptogens like rhodiola and supplements of DHEA and pregnenolone
  • Over-exercise

 

About Rory Faherty, D.C.

Dr. Rory is a chiropractor, and functional medicine physician with two decades of experience connecting with patients, and helping them find their journey to health.    Rory grew up on a small island off the west coast of Ireland in a large family.  Life on the Aran Islands is simple and about connection with people.  He brings the values and lifestyle he learned in Ireland to his practice and approaches to treating patients.
Dr. Rory earned a Doctor of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University and will complete The Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Certification program in 2016 to join the less than 20 IFM Certified Practitioners in the state of Minnesota.  Dr. Rory takes the complex world of medicine and creates simplistic plans for healing.
To contact Dr. Rory call  his office: 952-474-2395
Specialties include:
* GI Health with a focus on
     * diagnostics
     * gluten sensitivity 
     * treating infection
     * improving microbiome 
     * customized food plans
* Detoxification
* Chronic Inflammation
* Nervous system & sleep disregulation 
* Applied Kinesiology
* Spinal Adjustment and body work