Kinesiology Taping Certification Class Review

Before I started PT school, I shadowed a PT who was a proponent of kinesio taping. This has been an ongoing trend and made its first big appearance during the 2008 Summer Olympics. After that, it has stuck around and is mainly used in Crossfit and PT settings. I took my class in Somerville, MA …

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Does Niacin Help Lower Cholesterol?

Niacin is also known as vitamin B3. It can be found in meat, fish, poultry, green vegetables, beans, cereal grains, and milk. With all of these potential sources of niacin, it sounds like it would be very difficult to be in a niacin deficit. The average daily intake for young adult men is 30 mg/day …

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Nervous System: Training Unilaterally and Bilaterally

The question: "Which is more beneficial for someone that needs to develop a better neural connection with their body? Bilateral movements? Unilateral movements?" Bilateral training is when the exercises are stressing both limbs. Unilateral training is when the exercises are only stressing one limb. In one study, they worked with patients that suffered from a …

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