Dry Needling

Can Dry Needling Help with Neurological Conditions? By now you’ve probably all heard about dry needling. It’s kind of like acupuncture, but not really. Same needles, different application, sometimes combined with the use of electrical stimulation depending on the goal of the treatment. The site of the needle application can affect local tissues, affect messaging at spinal cord level, and/or affect someone systemically by affecting signals to the brain. Dry needling has been show...
Posted on 2022-08-29


Breathing What inspired me to write about breathing this month is that earlier in July two of my younger athletes came into the clinic and during their sessions said “ Breathing? Why do we need to spend time focusing on my breathing?!” Believe me when I say I almost hit the floor when they said this. I had felt like I had failed them as their physical therapist because they did not understand the importance of diaphragm breathing as a part of their training. Especially me, Ashl...
Posted on 2022-07-29

The myth about aging

The Myth of Aging We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard people say things like…”I’m too old for that”…”I think pain is just part of getting older”…”I have arthritis so there is nothing I can do”...or referenced the way people should “slow down” as they age. This hurts us to our core to hear and it couldn’t be further from the truth! Did you know that among people with significant arthritis in t...
Posted on 2022-06-27

Deliberate cold exposure- What actually are the benefits?

Last month, April to be exact, we did a thing called deliberate cold exposure. We both jumped into the ocean not once, but twice. Why? Well there’s a few reasons besides “we are nuts” as our clients would say. Let’s start with a little bit of background information of how deliberate cold exposure/cold water immersion therapy became “a thing.” Did you know that deliberate cold exposure goes all the way back to 450 BC? The ancient Greek historian Hero...
Posted on 2022-05-30

Considering Minimalist vs Supportive Shoes for Walking & Running

Considering Minimalist vs Supportive Shoes for Walking & Running At Clash we are big fans of being barefoot, allowing your feet to feel and move the way they were designed to do. Our feet are highly sensory and they crave movement just as much as the rest of the body. This is important to consider when you are choosing your daily footwear or your footwear for exercise. For the purpose of this blog we are just going to focus on walking and running shoes.  When people talk about...
Posted on 2022-04-10
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