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When you should do hamstring stretches and when to see a doctor . . .

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Exercise

If a muscle is tight you stretch it right? Maybe not….

I wish that it were that simple, but as with most things it is not.  We have all heard the benefits of flexibility from early on in school when we were told that we should be able to touch our toes and turn your head to see what’s behind you. 

not stretch a muscle?  herniated or bulging disc. 



 What causes our hamstrings to become tight? 

What do I do if I have tight hamstrings?
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Are You Heel First or Forefoot First? What\'s the Best Running Form?

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Exercise

I learned to enjoy running

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Five Tips to Shoveling Snow Without Breaking Your Back

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Chiropractic

It’s mid March and who thought I would be watching snow fall outside my family room window, it’s a beautiful site. A true winter wonder until you have the unwelcomed task of shoveling the snow!


Don’t worry here are 5 tips to digging out safely:

The number one rule to any injury prevention is show up with the right equipment. We are seeing fewer injuries from snow shoveling as snow blowers and electric shovels have become more popular and affordable.  But, some may not have that luxury or the snow maybe too heavy for... Continue reading

Your brain and chronic pain

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Chiropractic

“No Brain, no Pain” is the kind of statement that could sound politically incorrect on first impression; however, it is 100% accurate from a neurofunctional standpoint. It represents both the paradox of pain and the neuro-reality of pain. Understanding both dimensions is mandatory to succeed in managing musculoskeletal chronic pain effectively, particularly chronic pain.

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Massage As A Mindbody Therapy Through Somatics

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Massage Therapy

Are you trying to incorporate more mindbody practices into your routine?  You may not think of massage at first but there are many ways a somatic massage can incorporate complete mindbody principles.

 

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I really want the best massage ever - How can I get it?

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Massage Therapy

Let's define "really good".  It's a subjective experience, different for different people. But I have some suggestions that should help you get a really good massage. So, once you decide you want or need massage therapy, how do you get a "really good one"?

 

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Warm up with Hot Stone Massage

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Massage Therapy

Winter in your bones? Then how about a therapeutic HOT STONE massage? Hot Stones have been used as a compliment to massage therapy for hundreds of years. The history of the stones dates way back to Egyptian times. The stones were used regularly for their healing properties by Native Americans, as well as Chinese and Indian Cultures.

 

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3 Flu Season Tips: How to get healthy and reduce getting sick

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Healthy Living

It is no secret that during the winter months colds and the flu are in full swing. Usually you wash your hands excessively, drink extra OJ, up the vitamin C but more often than not it finds you. Possible reasons this could happen are loss of sunlight that decreases your vitamin D levels, exposure to the cold and damp, indoor air quality, and greater indoor crowding. Some of these cau... Continue reading

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5 Tips to Shoveling Snow Without Breaking Your Back

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Chiropractic

It's now winter and I am watching the snow fall outside my family room window, it’s a beautiful site. A true winter wonder until you have the unwelcomed task of shoveling the snow! Instantly my mind turns to the potential of lower back pain - no not again.

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8 Stress-Busting Tips

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Healthy Living

After you’ve gone to work, finished your errands, picked the kids up from sports, made dinner, returned phone calls to family, household chores, gotten your kids to bed, many are simply too tired to think about themselves so they watch mindless television or mess around on social media then go to bed feeling frazzled and anxious. Not surprisingly, they start off the next day feeling... Continue reading

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8 Clever Swaps for Your Favorite Recipes – Cut Calories, Sugar and Saturated Fat

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Weight Loss

Healthy cooking is one of those topics that is near and dear to my heart (and stomach).  While at its most basic level food is just fuel for our bodies, in reality it is so much more than that. Food is the focal point of social gatherings and, for better or worse, we console, reward, cajole and show love with food.  These days, food has become a celebrity with several prime time... Continue reading

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5 Strategy Tips for Weight Loss During the Holidays. Yes You Can!

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Weight Loss

I find myself spending a lot of time these days talking about getting through the holidays. There is so much anxiety surrounding these holiday parties that half my patients/clients wish they could avoid the festivities altogether.

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10 Tips For Staying Fit During The Busy Holidays

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Weight Loss

With parties, school events, travel and out-of-town guest that need entertaining, it seems for many people that making time for their exercise sessions becomes secondary to the holiday commitments.  In conjuction with that, their dietary habits become tested as well, resulting in a double whammy to all the hard work we do throughout the year.  

 

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What Your Lower Left Back Pain Could Be

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Chiropractic

Do you have lower left back pain? Could it be back pain or kidney pain, people coming to a doctor with pain on one side of the low back often ask if it is possibility related to their kidneys.

 

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How Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Differ From One Another

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Chiropractic

I still get asked what is the difference between chiropractic and physical therapy. The other question that pops up in conversation is, which one is a better option over the other? You will learn how a chiropractor is educated and treats varies from a physical therapist. You will also learn which one you choose for your treatment will depend on a number of factors.


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How Chiropractic Improves Immune Function

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Chiropractic

Your immune system and nervous system are hardwired and work concurrently to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal properly. Nerve deficits due to spinal misalignments are stressful to the body and cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly guided immune response. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost the coordinated responses of the nervous system and... Continue reading

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3 Leading Side Effects of Swedish Massage

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage provides many health benefits.  Swedish Massage is the "king" of massage because Swedish Massage techniques are the foundation on which all therapists are taught. (At least in North America and Europe).  When applying the basic techniques of Swedish Massage, a therapist can craft an experience that is beyond belief.  Here are the 3 leading benefits of a... Continue reading

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3 Key Factors When Considering A Massage Therapist

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Massage Therapy

When considering going to a massage therapist, it is important to understand what your needs and medical conditions are and if the therapist is qualified to address these issues. 

 

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How Chiropractic and Massage Therapy work together

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Chiropractic

At Nuzzi Chiropractic Family & Sports Center we believe that massage is a perfect complement to chiropractic care. Significant health improvements mentally and physically when utilizing a combination. We believe that each patient is separate and distinct from the other and needs their own recipe for health and wellness. The physical improvements from utilizing both therapies may inclu... Continue reading

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Massage As A Mindbody Therapy Through Somatics

By Lori Nuzzi

Category: Massage Therapy

Are you trying to incorporate more mindbody practices into your routine? You may not think of massage at first but there are many ways a somatic massage can incorporate complete mindbody principles.

 

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