Movement is Medicine

Movement is Medicine

By Dr. Annie Armstrong
A modern manual therapy exploration of movement, pain, healing and hope with your host Barry Napier, Dr. Annie Armstrong, and the medical team at Head 2 Toe Spine and Sports Therapy.
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Nutrition Response Testing: What Is It & How It Can Help
Have you heard about NRT (nutrition response testing)? It's a non-invasive way to test for food allergies and sensitivities that might be impacting your overall health. Join the Head 2 Toe team to learn from Dr. Tim and Dr. Lee as they explain what NRT is and how it can help.
19:01
January 8, 2020
What Should You Expect From a Chiropractic Adjustment?
The number one thing most people think about when they hear the word chiropractor is cracking and popping backs. The process of using the hands, body, or a tool to manipulate the body is known as an 'adjustment'. Typically, when most people get adjusted it's either their neck or along their spinal cord. But what exactly should you expect from an adjustment? Do you need one everytime you visit Head 2 Toe? And what should you expect from an adjustment? All these questions and more are answered on the latest episode of the Movement Is Medicine Podcast.
23:06
December 11, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Treating Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel! In the US, over 2 million patients are treated for this every year.  What is it? Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed.  Who gets it? If you're active, especially if you, then you're at risk for developing plantar fasciitis. Can it be corrected?  Absolutely. The good news is that plantar fasciitis responds well to the correct treatment. Unfortunately, just rolling a lacrosse ball on your heel or getting a massage isn't going to do much. To learn how you can fully resolve this condition, tune into this episode of the movement is medicine show. 
20:43
November 13, 2019
Keto vs Paleo: What You Need to Know to Make the Right Choice for Your Goals (Weight Loss, Health or Performance)
On this episode of the Movement is Medicine show you'll learn more about how to properly fuel your body, and find out if Keto or Paleo is right for you. Keto and Paleo are both incredibly popular diet/lifestyle approaches that make big promises...but what do the doctors at Head 2 Toe think? Dr. Annie invited a special guest, Dr. Becky Hoppins, to share her perspective as an expert on hormonal health.  You'll learn how these diets can benefit you, understand the big mistakes people make when going Keto or Paleo, and why these two diets are different.
27:36
October 30, 2019
Do You Really Need to Drink Water All Day to Stay Hydrated?
Water is life... It's required by every person to stay alive & satisfy our health needs. This includes our body composition, mental focus, sleep and recovery.  It's true that water is one of the key elements responsible for human life on earth and is vital for our survival. The human brain is composed of 95% water, lungs are 90%, blood is 83%, muscles are 76%, and bones are 22% water.  No surprise, most of us drink below the daily recommended quota. Even though most people know about the health benefits of water, just about everyone falls short of the 'eight glasses a day' recommendation.  But do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated? What about all the places people live where it's almost impossible to drink that much during the day? Join Dr. Bruce and Dr. Annie to discover a new way to think about hydration and how you can move beyond the '8 glasses a day' way of living.
13:29
October 9, 2019
How To Prep for the CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open is one of the biggest workout events of the entire year with almost 430,000 people competing in 2018. This year, regardless if it's your first or your 6th, we share movement prep tips, nutrition suggestions and recovery secrets to help you crush it.
28:59
September 25, 2019
How Chiropractors Went From Outcasts to Manual Therapy All-Stars
Chiropractors...some people love them, others aren't so sure. Over the last 50 years, there's been tremendous growth in chiropractic. But in 2019, chiropractic treatment isn't just limited to spinal adjustments (at least not at Head 2 Toe). Modern manual therapy blends chiropractic, physical therapy, and a variety of other disciplines to create a powerful new way to treat injuries. Join Dr. Bruce, Dr. Tim and Dr. Lee to explore how things have changed and discover why modern manual therapy is so effective for healing soft tissue and joint injuries.
29:29
August 28, 2019
Decoding Pain: Understanding the secret language of pain and what your body is trying to tell you
On this episode, the team explores different types of pain and what they are communicating to you. Sharp stabbing pain, dull aches, throbbing pain, numbness, tingling...what do these different sensations tell us about getting treatment? Tune into today's show to decode the secret language of pain and what it's trying to tell you.
15:03
July 31, 2019
The Shoulder Episode: How it Works, Why it Gets Hurts, and How to Heal It
The shoulder joint and surrounding soft tissue can be easily injured. Join the team from Head 2 Toe in discussing how the shoulder works, why it's so vulnerable to injury, the best kinds of prehab, and what you can do to speed healing.
21:46
July 31, 2019
Sport Specialization In Young Athletes: The Good, The Bad, and How to Protect Your Child From Injury
Over the last 20 years, there's been a major shift in how sports are handled with younger athletes, especially for kids under 20. The growing trend has favored specializing in one or two sports to give the child the greatest advantage in competitive play. From a physical standpoint, there's danger in overloading and overusing the joints and soft tissue with too much repetition. Which is why Head 2 Toe sees more youth athletes than ever before... If you have children in sports or coach youth sports, then this is a must listen to episode as the team discusses what works best to prevent injury, the research behind specialization and how to best setup an athlete for long term success (having fun and playing injury free).
22:40
July 31, 2019
The Low Back Episode: Everything You Need to Heal & Protect Your Low Back
Join Dr. Annie and the Head 2 Toe team in a lively discussion into the low back. Why does it get sore? How can we prevent it? What are the best treatment options?  Low back pain has reached an all time high in the US and accounts for more lost time, money and accounts for over $240 billion dollars. Over 80% of the US will experience low back pain during their lifetime and on this episode your own personal mobility team will help make sure you know how to handle it.
21:26
July 31, 2019