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Virtual Reality: The New Paradigm in Pain Management

For those suffering from chronic and acute pain, there’s new treatment therapy that isn’t an opioid. Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy helps patients cope with discomfort by creating an immersive, interactive, and serene environment so overpowering that the brain cannot process the feeling of pain.

Does CBD Live Up to the Hype of Reducing Inflammation and Aid Recovery for Athletes?

In states that have legalized marijuana, CBD, or cannabidiol, is starting to appear everywhere and in everything (oils, pills, coffee, foods, salves, balms, and more). Or at least that’s how it feels due to its well-publicized benefits. But it’s important to note that CBD has not been studied extensively, …

Is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) a Fad or the Future of Injury Treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has received a lot of attention in the treatment of injuries—especially with well-known athletes like Tiger Woods and Maria Sharapova. But is it safe, effective, and does it work? Let’s address some of the frequently asked questions about PRP.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

To understand PRP, it’s …

rise is on the RISE!

I founded RISE to help patients achieve their performance potential in fitness and life with the most personalized treatment experience available.  I am excited to announce that RISE is evolving and expanding so I can continue  my commitment to restore your body and your life.

Some …

My Favorite Fitness Advice in 2017

I’m so proud of the fact that I’ve got a blog to share fitness, nutrition and exercise advice to help you maintain a happy and healthy life. The blog covered a lot of ground and I thought I’d use the last post of 2017 to reflect on the tips …

Music as Medicine

Researchers are continuing to study and uncover the power of power chords. In fact, one study showed that people who listen to custom playlists generated more power in 30-second intervals of exercise than those who didn’t listen to any music at all.

Still not convinced?

Music as Dopamine

Music can alter …

Take Your Back for a Run (or Brisk Walk)

Many contend that running hurts your back. But recent research suggests otherwise.

Disc Health

To understand the study, it’s important to remember that our spine is made up of vertebral bones with discs in between for cushioning. These discs contain fluid that help absorb pressure during movement. More fluid means more …