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Did you know the average adult head weighs 10-11 pounds? That's a lot of weight to be carrying around on such a slender neck. Add in your sports and activities, a few bad nights of sleep, and 5 days in a row of work at the computer, no wonder it gets painful sometimes!...

This first stretch is a pigeon pose. It’s commonly seen in yoga, but is a very good versatile stretch that I recommend for many of our clients that we treat and see in the clinic. So to start, you’re gonna go down, face down, putting both legs directly behind you.

Amanda here, writing today on the topic of the supplement magnesium.  A question that I often am asked as a clinician is: 'What can I be doing for my muscle health?'   While I make varying recommendations based on each patients' health history, etc., one of the recomme...

Whether we like it or not, the cold and dry weather is here, making it breeding ground for colds and the flu.  This year, there seems to be an increased attention to the flu outbreak across the nation.  But instead of stressing about contracting any flu or cold illness...

One of the questions that I most commonly get from patients and people in general is 'Do I use heat or ice on (injury, pain, post-surgery, etc.)?'  My answer is always: 'It depends!'.  

Here are a few medical guidelines for when to use ICE:

-When the injury is...

Happy New Year Friends!  I hope that 2018 has begun bountifully for you.  For those of us here in Iowa, it began with one word: FRIGID.  But while insanely low temps and winter weather might be here for a few more months, triathlon season will be here before we know it...

Happy Thursday Friends!  Amanda here, and in this blog post, I wanted to share a little bit more about myself, and how I got to here!  These are some of most regularly asked questions that patients and people ask me, so here it goes!  Enjoy!

Q: 'Why did y...

A frequently asked question that we receive in our clinic is, 'How Often Should I get a Sports Massage?'

The answer is highly variable, as it depends upon several different factors.  In order to answer that question, therapists take into consideration several items, inc...

A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine from massage school and I ventured over to the Fadeaway Flotation Center in West Des Moines for the first time.  We had been talking about trying out ‘floating’ for a while, and we were eager to check it out!  

Fadeaway Flotat...