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Trigger Point Dry Needling at Vita Physical Therapy

  Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that has rapidly increased in popularity within the physical therapy community. Dry needling is used to restore function and decrease pain. Injury or repetitive micro trauma to the body can result in trigger points, which can be simply described as a painful area within the muscle. Chemica...

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Joe Westphal

There were two ways to go off the tram at the summit of Crystal Mountain – the first was an open bowl with a choice of lines. The second was a ridge line that ...

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Get to Know: Berit

Berit is Vita's Vice President of Public Relations and has been with Vita since 2011. 1. What takes up your time outside of work? I love spending time with family and friends, but sitting on the couch with a good book and glass of red wine is pretty high on my list too. I volunteer for Friends of Catalano Square...

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Stretching 101

Stretching takes on many forms and can have varied results in different individuals. In the end, your body type, physical condition, and exercise goals will determine the best stretches (if any!) for your body. For others, foam rolling is more effective. There are plenty of videos and articles describing “How To.” However, for the best results...

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5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Are you tired of taking a plethora of medications to lower your blood pressure? Did you know hypertension strikes on in three American adults?  Learn the top lifestyle strategies that can make a real impact on lowering your blood pressure. Close to one in every three Americans have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Medicati...

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Get to Know: Jon

Hey! Where did the time go? I look back at my nearly 10 years of personal training (this Dec 2014) and nearly 5 years as an Occupational Therapist (this Sept. 2014) and answer that question by saying: My time went into people that I love, experiences I would re-live if I had the chance, and memories that fuel my imagination with great things to loo...

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5 Secrets for a Successful Workout Plan

Unlock your potential and get that summer body you have always wanted. Learn how to build a successful workout plan! 5. Find Inspiration What motivates you? Figure out what gets your engine revved. My personal inspiration is to feel good about working out. Now, do not get me wrong, sometimes working out sucks. It hurts, it burns,...

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Exploring the Rotator Cuff

Where is it? The is located in the shoulder or glenohumeral joint. The glenoid is the surface of the shoulder blade which meets the upper arm bone (humerus) to form the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff muscles cover the surfaces of the shoulder blade (scapula) and then become tendonous as they insert (attach) onto the humerus. ...

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2014: The Year of the Pedometer

Hello and Happy New Year! Have you decided to make this your year? The year to finally get into shape or kick up your fitness routine. Aside from the best option of hiring a personal trainer, here's another way to jump start your year. A burst of new fitness gadgets have recently been introduced into the health industry and they far surpass the te...

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