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The Benefits of Massage Apr 8th, 2021

It’s always nice when life throws you that little reminder of how beneficial massage can be. The last few weeks for me have been rough. I have been working and teaching and feeling the stress from all angles. My sleep was becoming more and more restless and my anxiety was...

Amniotic Stem Cell Injections: All of Your Questions Answered Apr 5th, 2021

Your body naturally contains great regenerative capabilities. Over the course of your adult life, you possess the ability to heal and grow new tissues when stricken with illness or injury. When you develop in the womb, your generative powers may be at their peak, creating your whole body and all...

Misconceptions of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Mar 20th, 2021

We at Synergy Rehabilitation and Wellness Center,  of Scottsdale, AZ  believe that there are many wellness habits that contribute to you feeling better. However, many women are prescribed birth control to manage their symptoms, but could potentially create more problems if ever deciding to discontinue birth control.  Here are a couple...

Massage Cupping Mar 15th, 2021

Let's take a closer look at Cupping  I was not someone who “jumped on the bandwagon,” so to speak when it came to cupping. I was very skeptical and did not think it was a very beneficial tool for bodywork. It looked like it hurt!  As a massage therapist, I...

Do I Need a Spine Injection? Mar 1st, 2021

“So, doc, do I need a spine injection?“ This is a question I hear multiple times a day. You would think that the answer is very simple but in my opinion it really is not. There are many factors that come in to play as to when to get a...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jan 27th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

What No One Wants To Talk About Jan 20th, 2021

The health benefits of weight loss have been studied for decades, and it is well documented that even a 10% weight loss can result in significant physiological improvements. This means that if you weigh 225lbs, even if your ideal body weight is 180lbs, a 22.5lb weight loss will significantly improve...

Regenerative Medicine for Knee Injuries Dec 10th, 2020

Your knees carry a whole lot of pressure. These complex joints — made up of bones, ligaments, and muscles — carry the weight of your upper body, and they have to move in a variety of ways to allow you to stand, sit, run, and bend.  It’s no surprise that...

Steroid Injections for Arthritis: What to Expect Nov 10th, 2020

The symptoms of an arthritis flare-up — pain, swelling, and inflammation — can really limit your daily quality of life. Instead of putting aside a plan or a project due to an arthritis attack, why not look into steroid injections for your arthritis? At Synergy Rehabilitation & Wellness of Scottsdale,...

Massage Your Way to Better Muscle Health Oct 6th, 2020

Maybe your first idea of muscle health centers around the gym. You might envision sets of grueling reps, working to bulk up and strengthen your muscles, or regular yoga or Pilates exercises to build up your core. When you’re in strong health to begin with, the gym might be the...

Regenerate Deteriorating Joints With Biologic Injections Sep 10th, 2020

Chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) don't just affect you during an attack. The pain and inflammation certainly affect your life. You may have to cancel plans or spend more time than you really want resting in bed.  But did you know that the damage from arthritis...

Signs Your Nerves May Be Malfunctioning Jul 30th, 2020

Your nerves connect your brain to every part of your body. Think of your brain as the control center and your nerves as the essential lines of communication running in and out.  Your nerves refer information to your brain and then carry electrical signals back to your muscles and organs,...

How All-Natural Acupuncture Can Alleviate a Wide Range of Pain, From Headaches to Low Back Pain Jul 6th, 2020

For centuries, traditional medicine in Asian countries like China, Japan, and Korea has included techniques like acupuncture. In acupuncture or acupressure treatments, small, fine needles or other forms of manipulation target and stimulate specific points on the body. We're still learning more and more each year about the potential of...

The Many Benefits of IV Therapy May 27th, 2020

Do you often feel sluggish throughout the day, even when you've slept well the night before? Or, do you worry you might be too busy to get all of the nutrients and hydration your body needs to function optimally? Do you wish there was something quick and easy you could...

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): Why It's a Game-Changer for Treating Aging Joints Apr 23rd, 2020

If you’re old enough to remember the children’s storybook character Uncle Wiggily Longears and his troubles with rheumatism, you’re probably old enough to have “rheumatism” (i.e., arthritis) yourself. One of the stereotypes of aging is stiff, achy joints that just don’t work as smoothly or as freely as they once...

Vitamins, Minerals, and IV hydration - Oh My! Apr 20th, 2020

Dehydration is a very common ailment among people of all ages. Common symptoms of dehydration include fatigue, brain fog, lightheadedness or dizziness, dry skin, increased heartrate, and irritability. By the time most people feel thirsty, dehydration has likely already set in. Individuals who are adequately hydrated have better organ function...

Face coverings: To wear or not to wear? Apr 7th, 2020

In light of ongoing research regarding the transmission of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the CDC has updated their recommendations concerning face masks. COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets through person to person contact. This means that an infected person can spread the virus through coughing, sneezing, and even talking. Several weeks...

How Effective is Viscosupplementation in Resolving Knee Pain? Mar 4th, 2020

Millions of Americans have osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint condition that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. Arthritis can develop in any joint, but it’s particularly common in the knee. Knee arthritis is characterized by increasing pain, joint instability, and poor range of motion. There’s no cure for arthritis, and it can...

Why should I care about Micronutrient Testing? Jan 29th, 2020

What is micronutrient testing? Micronutrient testing is a comprehensive nutrient analysis that measures functional deficiencies at the cellular level of a person’s nutritional status.  It is used to assess how efficiently the body utilizes 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants and metabolites.  It is a simple blood /lab draw that...