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COOKING WITH KATIE - TURMERIC CHICKPEA CHICKEN SOUP

Oct 12, 2018
Did you know that turmeric has been used for centuries for its natural healing properties? The Arthritis Foundation cites several studies show evidence for turmeric reducing inflammation in people with…

MAKING INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS: FROM CHILE TO VERMONT

On September 25th, 2018, Andrea Onetto began her four week fellowship with PT360 and she came all the way from Chile!  Andrea is a physical therapist in her home country of Chile, where she has completed her schooling and opened her own private practice a few years ago at a young age.  She applied through…

#ChoosePT FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

With National Physical Therapy month just a couple of weeks away, I thought it would be an opportune time to highlight the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) #ChoosePT campaign. This campaign is a response to the national opioid epidemic and strives to educate both consumers and providers on…

EAT LIKE A FLEXITARIAN & REAP THE BENEFITS OF A VEGETARIAN

WHAT IS A FLEXITARIAN DIET? It is eating a semi-vegetarian diet with the occasional inclusion of meat. I think we can all admit that we get in a rut about cooking and meal planning - it takes time to eat healthy.  I am hoping to inspire you with some easy ways to implement more plant-based meals into…

WHAT'S YOUR THING? A Review of Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist - PART 1

In Shauna Niequist’s Present over Perfect, she quotes Richard Rohr who said, “The skills that take you through the first half of your life are entirely unhelpful for the second half.”  The book was a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter Allison and despite her weekly encouragement to start reading, it…

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Working at a computer station all day can take a toll on the body. We often hear phrases thrown around regarding posture, work station ergonomics, stretching, and strengthening. But what does this actually mean? More importantly, what does this look like? Repetitive activities, lack of mobility, and…

HEAT, HUMIDITY, AND HYDRATION

What a string of hot, humid days we are having!  I keep looking at the weather forecast and asking, when will this break??  My lawn is drying out, my veggie garden refuses to grow, and my dog hides in the shady corners of the house.  Even I feel less motivated to move around these days, although I still…

COOKING WITH KATIE - SUMMER WATERMELON SALAD

Watermelon salad, you say? Sounds interesting right?! I have to admit the name threw me off at first. For me, watermelon is to be enjoyed at a picnic table on a hot summer day, preferably with cold watermelon juice dribbling down my chin. But listen, I have found a new refreshing way to enjoy watermelon…

EXERCISING ON VACATION

Happy Summer 2018! The summer season has begun, which means long days of sun (we hope), warm weather (we hope, again), and for many of us....VACATION!  We look forward to this all year long, as a getaway brings exploring new or favorite places, trying seasonal foods, and a change of routine. One routine…

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

Life is so much more interesting when we diversify our experiences, and having variety in our lives is beneficial for both the body and mind. One important way to add such variety is in movement.  With several hundred muscles and joints in our bodies, we are inherently designed to move in countless ways.…

BIKE FITTING TIPS TO PREVENT OVERUSE INJURIES

The snow has finally melted, the trails are drying out, and the rain has washed away loose gravel from the road. I have been eager to get out on the bike and soak up the elusive Vermont sunny summer rays. Before this happens, I wanted to discuss bike safety.  While wearing the proper protective equipment…