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08 Nov

DYI – Quick Fix to Knee Pain while sitting

Studies indicate sitting with your knee flexed to about 90 degrees actually can decrease blood flow, ischemia, to your knee cap.  Lack of blood flow is associated with pain and sometimes can cause unbearable pain. So what should I do?  I have to sit at work. Studies indicate a quick solution for this type of […]

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04 Oct

Fall Hiking Safety

Fall in Vermont is a great time to wander in the woods, enjoy the colors, sounds and smells. But have you ever encountered a different scene at the summit.  Suddenly the weather changes.  The ground is frozen and becomes very icy.  Oh no! Just a reminder, most hiking injuries occur while hiking down the trail.  […]

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02 Dec

Dry Needling can help knee arthritis

Can dry needling really help knee arthritis?  A recent study of 242 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) found the inclusion of electrical dry needling into a physical therapy program was more effective for improving pain, function, and related-disability than the application of physical therapy alone in individuals with painful knee OA.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29864043 GMR is First Clinic […]

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