Category: "Wellness" Articles

Why Good Sleep Hygiene Is Key to Your Physical and Mental Health
September 24, 2022
According to the American Sleep Association, up to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a sleep disorder. Some of the most common disorders are snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia. But even without...
3 Tips for Detoxing Your Feet
September 21, 2022
Recovery is just as important as training when preparing for a race or another demanding physical activity. Waste products can build up in your muscles when you exercise, and proper recovery is crucial to...
Natural Ways to Increase Melatonin and Sleep Better Tonight
September 18, 2022
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Are you constantly tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer...
The Surprising Benefits of Cow Cuddling
September 12, 2022
When you think of a therapy pet, your mind might immediately go to a dog or a cat. But have you ever considered a cow? That’s right — a therapy cow. Well, more specifically,...
Safe in Austin Unites Special Needs Animals and Children
September 1, 2022
According to a study on autism and developmental disabilities, children with physical disabilities or special needs benefit greatly from interactions with animals. In fact, animal-assisted intervention is used in these spaces, serving as a...
Personality Tips to Determine What Pet Will Be Best for Your Mental Health
September 1, 2022
Are you looking for a holistic way to improve your mental health? Have you thought about adopting a pet? Research suggests animals can help you feel more supported and less lonely. Those four-legged friends...
The Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy
September 1, 2022
The healing power of animals is evident to anyone who has snuggled up with their pup after a breakup or cuddled their kitty when they were feeling lonely. Research has proven that the unconditional...
The Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Cat
September 1, 2022
Cats can get a bad rap from people who are not familiar with them, but cat owners realize just how special they are. Our feline friends are fun to have around and make excellent...
Fitness and Nutrition Tips For Those With Thyroid Problems
August 24, 2022
For those with thyroid issues, everything from menstrual cycles to hair texture can be affected While fitness and nutrition are vital in alleviating symptoms, there are unbeknownst secrets about them (i.e. fitness could possibly...
6 Organic Feminine Hygiene Brands You Must Try
August 21, 2022
Though there has recently been an uptick in our awareness of our impact on the environment, a major field has been neglected — feminine products.  Many new, organic brands have emerged and have probably...
Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Dr. Robert Joseph
August 18, 2022
Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Robert Joseph, specializes in treating injuries to ligaments, tendons, and bones. When possible, he uses minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge solutions created by Anika that address issues such as...
How Does Cupping Work And Should Kids Use It?
August 18, 2022
You’ve probably seen a professional athlete who looks like they’ve been attacked by an octopus as they’re covered in circular-shaped bruises on their shoulders or back. If you were confused, don’t worry, you’re not...
Kids Have Migraines, Too
August 5, 2022
Migraines are something that no child or young adult should have to deal with alongside the already treacherous growing pains. According to the American Migraine Foundation, one in 10 children lives with migraine. A...
Speaking About Your Body In Front of Children
August 1, 2022
In many years of training clients, one unfortunate recurring theme pops up, particularly in female clients. The details change slightly, but the overall message is the same — they dislike their body, have a...
Why Acupuncture and Cupping Are Great For Kids
August 1, 2022
Oftentimes, we autopilot to find solutions in the same ways that those who were around us while we were growing up did. If your family turned to Western medicine a lot, perhaps you do...
The Benefits of Outdoor Learning Environments
August 1, 2022
Watching children at recess can sometimes seem like watching chaos personified. But the seemingly nonsensical stories and worlds they create are actually quite important to a child’s development. While they may not be learning...
Do Posture-Correcting Devices Really Work?
July 27, 2022
A friend reached out recently and asked me, “Do those posture correction devices work?” Unfortunately, as a physical therapist, my answers tend to land in a gray area… like, “It depends.” As a health...
Why Does Post-Workout Depression Happen?
July 21, 2022
Everyone has heard people tout the mental health benefits of exercise — when you move your body, your brain releases endorphins that make you feel energized and happy. But what happens if you work...
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