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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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Inflammation: Your Best Friend and Worst Enemy

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The Secret to Unlocking Your Genetic Potential with Dr. Yael Joffe PhD RD FACN
Join Dr. Annie and Dr. Yael in a fascinating conversation around how the right kind of genetic testing can transform your health. Dr. Yael is the founder of 3X4 Genetics - a cutting edge genetic testing platform. Tune into the latest episode and get ready to unlock your genetic potential. Links:
August 03, 2022
Becoming a New Dad with Dr. Tim
Welcome back Dr. Tim! On the latest episode we catch up with Dr. Tim and explore being a new dad! We explore how becoming a new parent changes everything including your perspective on life. It's a great episode filled with laughs, wisdom, and great conversations. Tune in and subscribe so you don't miss an episode.
July 21, 2022
Healing from a Major Injury with Dr. Lee
Join Dr. Lee on this special episode of the Movement is Medicine show to hear how he hurt his shoulder and how his healing journey is progressing. This is a great episode for anyone going through a healing process as we cover keeping a positive mindset, finding ways to stay busy, and how to use obstacles to improve your life.
July 05, 2022
Inflammation: Your Best Friend and Worst Enemy
Inflammation is the body's natural immune response to injury, infection, or other foreign substances. When the immune system detects something that’s out of place in your body, it creates antibodies to help protect you against any harmful invaders. However, when the immune system overreacts and starts attacking healthy tissues instead of foreign cells, this is referred to as inflammation. If left unchecked, inflammation can lead to serious health conditions like heart disease, arthritis, cancer and more. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can help keep inflammation at bay... Tune in and learn how inflammation is both friend and foe, plus what you can do about it.
June 08, 2022
How to Fix Chronic Ear Congestion
Ear congestion can be a pain. It can cause hearing loss, dizziness, and terrible headaches. Whether you're experiencing it for the first time or are afflicted with chronic ear congestion, it can be very frustrating and painful.  It's always helps to know what you're up against, but that can be tricky with ear congestion. There are many different causes of ear congestion and in order to fix your condition, you need to know the best place to start. Join us for the latest episode of the Movement is Medicine Show with our amazing guest Dr. Becky Hoppins, along with Dr. Annie and Dr. Lee to show you how to alleviate chronic ear congestion through simple yet effective methods.
May 10, 2022
Stretching: Are you doing it wrong?
Stretching is good right? Maybe but maybe not! Chances are how you're stretching is doing more harm than good. Join the team at Head 2 Toe to learn exactly when and when not to stretch.
April 21, 2022
Headaches No More! Everything you need to know about how to rid yourself of headaches
Headaches are the worst! Especially if you suffer from chronic headaches and have trouble figuring out how to keep them from coming back. On this episode, join Dr. Lee and guest expert Dr. Angila Jaeggli ND for a deep dive into headaches and everything you can do to fix the issue going forward.
March 16, 2022
Sciatica: What is it, why does it happen, what not to do, and how we fix it
Sciatica might be one of the most mis-diagnosed issues out there. There's lots of different issues that show up looking like sciatica. This is why we got together with the team to discuss what sciatica really is, what can make it worse, and our unique approach to fixing the issue permanently.
March 02, 2022
Meet Flex - The Dynamo Behind Lynnwood Anytime Fitness & Nutrition Expert
We're pumped to welcome Flex Velasco to the show. Flex owns the Lynnwood Anytime Fitness next to our clinic. He's an incredible leader, business owner, and extremely passionate about all things health related. On this episode, we get to know Flex, learn more about his story, and discover some interesting insights into fitness and nutrition.
February 02, 2022
The 6 Pillars of Health: A Framework to Achieving Your 2022 Health Goals
Welcome friends to 2022! We're excited to kick off the new year with an episode that covers the 6 essential pillars of health. This simple, yet profound framework will help you focus and take action towards your goals.
January 19, 2022
How to Avoid Holiday Burnout (hint: focus on the fundamentals)
The Holidays are here! And it seems like they popped up early this year. But never fear, if you're dreading the Holidays or embracing them, this episode of the show is for you. It covers the fundamentals that will stop burnout and make your holidays the best they can be.
November 24, 2021
Meet Dr. James - The latest and greatest addition to the team
Tune in and spend a few minutes getting to know our newest doctor - James is an incredible doctor and brings a high level of passion, energy, and enthusiasm to the team. You're going to love getting to know him.
November 01, 2021
New Clinic October 18th: Here's What You Need to Know
Join the Head 2 Toe team in discussing the new clinic, what you'll love about it, and the logistics of the upcoming move. 
October 04, 2021
Big News: Head 2 Toe is Moving to a New Location October 2021
Tune in for the big announcement and hear about the cool new clinic space that will be the future home of Head 2 Toe.
August 24, 2021
Repair. Restore. Rebuild. Three phases of care to help you heal.
Whether you are recovering from an injury or surgery, having help moving again is essential. Manual therapy & chiropractic can get even better when you combine them with corrective exercise for a complete healing process. The team of Movement is Medicine will teach this three-phase model to make your recovery speedy and smooth as ever!
July 21, 2021
Aging & Injury: Why it happens & What you can do about it
As we age, injuries tend to increase. On this episode of the show the team discusses why this happens and what you can do to prevent injuries as you get older.
June 08, 2021
What's For Lunch?! Here's how you can make lunch the best meal of the day
Join the team to learn how everyone makes lunch healthy and delicious. If you ever wonder how can I make lunch easy, delicious, and fit into a busy lifestyle, then this is the episode for you. You'll hear favorite places in edmonds for to-go lunch, home meal prep ideas, and the only lunch food you'll ever need again.
May 10, 2021
Hey Parents! Kids getting back into sports? Listen to this first.
With schools reopening & sports returning, it can be a rough transition for kids and parents... Especially for teenagers who haven't been moving as much or exercising as often. In this episode for parents, the team discusses exactly what you need to do and avoid doing so your child doesn't get injured.
April 06, 2021
What You Need to Know About Laser Therapy for Pain Relief & Accelerated Healing
Welcome to the Movement is Medicine Show! Today we explore the use of laser therapy for pain relief & accelerated healing. The benefits from laser can sound a bit like sci-fi but this high tech treatment is legit! Join the clinicians from Head 2 Toe and learn from Dr. Lee how laser therapy can benefit you.
March 11, 2021
How to Rebuild Your Fitness without Getting Hurt: A guide to returning to the gym
Now that gyms are reopen it's time to rebuild your health and fitness habits. But when getting back into the workout routine, it's easy to overdo it and injury yourself. Join the team at Head 2 Toe for a discussion and guide on how you can get back into action without getting hurt.
February 18, 2021
The Tips & Tricks For Setting Goals (and Achieving Them) in 2021
Everyone knows how important it is to set goals, especially when kicking off a New Year... But most people end up either never getting started on achieving their goals or abandoning them after a few weeks. Join the Head 2 Toe Team on the Movement is Medicine Show to learn about how you can set goals and stick to them this year. You'll get personal and professional insights into how you can make 2021 a big win year.
January 22, 2021
Find Your Purpose, Passion, & Power with Cody Looney from CrossFit Advantage
Welcome Cody Looney to the Movement is Medicine show! On this fun filled and energetic episode, Cody shares how he found his purpose, power, and unlocked his passion to help others through fitness.  Cody is the owner and founder of CrossFit Advantage, one of the area's best CrossFit gyms. On the show, Barry and Dr. Tim go deep on how Cody got started in fitness, how he fell in love with CrossFit, and his journey towards finding his deepest life purpose. It's a show filled with insights, ideas, and stories on how you can find your way in the world.
December 17, 2020
Meet Reign Fitness: Custom Programming in a Safe, Individualized Gym Setting
On this episode of the show, we hang out with James & Willie, co-owners/founders of Reign Fitness.  Reign has a unique approach to helping people achieve their fitness goals by using a personal training meets private gym hybrid. Join the team to discover how there unique approach is generating a ton of positive results and die hard fans.
November 18, 2020
How to Get Your Mindset Right with Success Coach Janice Hughes
On this episode we have special guest, Janice Hughes, a success mindset coach who helps leaders and individuals level up in life. Janice joins the team to share her insights into using powerful questions to reframe problems and find solutions to our biggest challenges. You'll find her humor, wisdom, and positivity uplifting and inspiring. To follow more of her work, you can find her here:
November 11, 2020
Why You Should Think About Eating Your Water vs Drinking It: Exploring the Science of Quench
We all know that hydration is critical to look and feel our best...but why do some people stay hydrated even though they don't drink water all day long? Welcome to the Movement is Medicine show, on this episode the team explores the life-changing effect from using the Quench approach to staying hydrated. You'll learn exactly what the Quench is, how it works, and how it can benefit you.
October 19, 2020
How One Workout Can Destroy Your Low Back (and How We Can Fix It)
Join Dr. Tim and Dr. Lee as they talk real time with our favorite podcast host about how a single workout destroyed his low back. On this episode, you'll learn: why the low back can go from fine to injured overnight the common triggers for low back pain how to approach self-care in the first 24-48 hours when you should get professional help the three different approaches Dr. Tim & Dr. Lee would use to treat Barry's low back and more...
October 07, 2020
Head 2 Toe Origin Story with Dr. Annie
Tune in for a fun conversation with Dr. Annie around the origin story of the clinic. How did Dr. Annie get the inspiration/idea for the clinic, where did the name come from, how did she build such a great team, and more!
September 30, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Your Shoulder
On this episode of the Movement is Medicine show, join the team at Head 2 Toe in a deep dive into the shoulder. You'll learn what goes wrong, the most common injuries, ways to restore function, and what to do if you have a shoulder condition right now.
September 15, 2020
What's Your Long Term Wellness Plan: Dealing with the pandemic
The pandemic isn't ending anytime soon... In fact, things are getting worse across the US, which makes us ask the question: "What's your long term wellness plan?"  How are you taking control of your health, happiness, and immune strength with no end in sight? Join the Head 2 Toe team to discuss ways you can thrive during the pandemic despite all the bad news and uncertainty.
July 30, 2020
Heading Back to the Gym: Listen to This First
With boutique gyms opening up in Washington state, many people are pumped to get back into the gym. But making a safe transition back into heavy lifting and high intensity training is key! What's the point of heading back to the gym only to get injured in the first couple weeks. Tune into the Movement is Medicine show to get our best tips and tricks to safely return to the gym.
July 01, 2020
The Running Show: How to Prevent Injury & Run Pain Free
As a pre-release to our upcoming Virtual Running Clinic the team got together to talk about running. Listen in for tips, tricks, ideas and insights into how you can take your running game to the next level and stay injury free.
June 18, 2020
Quarantips, Ideas & Insights to Keep You Happy, Healthy and Moving
Join the Head 2 Toe team for your weekly dose of inspiration, ideas, and insights around how to take care of yourself. This week the team talks about the following: Importance of sunshine Dealing with the loss of graduation Best kitchen gadgets for stay at home cooking Clinic updates & telehealth options The #1 way to start your day off right And more!!!
May 08, 2020
May Quarantips with Head 2 Toe Team
Quarantips with the Head 2 Toe team.  On this episode we cover: - best ways to stay positive & productive - staying connected to friends & family - clinic updates including telehealth options - best mood-boosting video to watch on youtube right now - how to leverage old tech for parents/grandparents that might be isolated - and more!
May 01, 2020
How to Treat Common Aches & Pains From Working at Home
Stay limber, loose, and pain-free when working at home or working out at home. The team shares tips and treatments you can do at home to release sore, tense muscles. Also, ways to stay positive during the extended quarantine. Plus, we might even talk about puppies.
April 17, 2020
When Should You Come Into the Clinic During the Stay At Home Order?
One question that's come up, when should you come in for treatment during the statewide lockdown? It's not a simple answer, but generally, if it's a minor tweak or strain that's not getting worse, then you should stay home. If you have numbness, sharp pain, or discomfort that's increasing, you should get it addressed. We are here for you and taking every precaution to keep the clinic a safe place for you to get treatments.
April 10, 2020
Our Best Quarantips to Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Strong
We got everyone together to share their best 'quarantips' to stay healthy, happy, and positive. On this episode, you'll learn: - our favorite apps to find peace and calm so you can boost your immune strength - #1 free workout app for breaking a sweat and finishing with a smile on your face - the little known, but wildly effective protocol to stay ultra-hydrated - how you can find joy in discovering new things to do at home - why staying connected is more important than ever And much more!
April 03, 2020
Clinic Updates: Stay At Home Order, We Are Still Open & Seeing Patients!
Here's the clinic update on March 24th, we are open and seeing patients.  Here's what you need to know...
March 24, 2020
Gym closed? Running outside? Take Care of Your Achilles Tendon
Join the Head 2 Toe team for a lively conversation around protecting your Achilles tendon from injury.  You'll learn to identify an injury before it happens. Learn how to self-release When should you come into the clinic?
March 18, 2020
Neurodynamics: What is it and How can it help you feel better?
Have you heard of neurodynamics before? Most of us have not. But this exciting field of specialized medicine can be a life-changer for people dealing with nerve pain related conditions. Join us on the show to discuss everything you need to know about nerve pain, such as: How do you know you're dealing with a nerve issue? What are the most common nerve injuries? How does neurodynamics work? What does the treatment look like? And more...
March 05, 2020
How to Prevent Injuries During Winter Sports: Wrestling, Basketball, & Outdoor Activities (Snowboarding/Skiing)
Mid-Winter sports are in full swing and we're seeing more people in the clinic with a set of common injuries. On this episode of the Movement Is Medicine Show we'll breakdown the most common winter sport injuries and what you can do to avoid them.
February 12, 2020
Understanding Your Fascia
Most people have heard of their 'fascia', the thin fibrous tissue that covers muscles but don't really understand what it does. Join the Head 2 Toe team to learn more about this essential system, how it works, what happens when it breaks down, and how the doctors treat fascia disorders.
January 23, 2020
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.
January 08, 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.
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. 
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.
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.
October 09, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
July 31, 2019