Are You Inflamed? Why Should You Care? Your Life May Depend on It!

Know your number! Inflammation is how your body responds to defend itself against toxins. Chronic inflammation occurs when the body is under constant attack from various toxins – some of which you have control over and some you do not. Every day your body is bombarded by toxic stressors. These toxic stressors create what is…

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Oxidative Stress and Free Radicals: The Silent Killers

Did you know that there were two types of inflammation, acute and chronic? Acute inflammation is where you have an injury to an area and it inflames, you have tissue damage. Chronic inflammation is a state where your body is at or above inflammatory threshold. It is a systemic thing, whole body. When you get…

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Press Release: AIDPPT partners with Territory Foods to bring fresh, quick and nutritious meals to its Busy and Active Clientele!

CREATIVE LOCAL CHEFS + SMART  NUTRITIONIST INPUT = TASTY, CLEAN EATS Territory was built to make it super easy to commit to the life changing rituals of eating well and being active. Starting October 26 you will now be able to place your Territory meal orders online and then pick up your meals directly from AID…

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Five Areas That You Absolutely Do Not Want to Foam Roller Over

Hey, there. It’s Andrew Dombek. I know it’s been a long time since you’ve seen me last. You might not recognize me. I’ve got glasses on today. I don’t normally wear glasses. Nevertheless, today is the day that all the kiddies get back to school. And, you know what, all you stay-at-home moms and dads,…

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Has Pain Got You Worried About Having to Change Your Summer Travel Plans? Here’s the Solution…

Does your summer vacation plans involve you sitting in the car for a really, really long time? Are you concerned that your back or neck pain will put a damper on those plans? I’m the first one to tell you that anytime I have a long car ride on the horizon I start to worry…

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Can You Do Toe Yoga? A Tip To Show Off Your Summer Footwear Pain-free

Can You Toe Yoga? Andrew: Welcome to AID Performance Physical Therapy presents, summertime shoe wear. Hey, there. It’s Andrew Dombek from AID performance physical therapy. And this is my partner in crime… Maryanne: Maryanne Chalmers, a physical therapist at AID. Andrew: And we’re here to show you an exercise that if you can’t do, then…

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Will I Ever Dance Again?

It’s the moment that all dancers and their instructors dread. You’ve broken your ankle or sprained your knee… the worry sets in; will I ever dance again. Most dancers will utter this phrase at least once in their lifetime.  Based on the expectation of what the human body can accomplish, an injury is always a…

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How Strength Training Can Help You Achieve Your Running Goals

Race season is upon us and I am sure that you are signing up for races and setting new goals for this season. Maybe you are looking to set a new PR at the Loudon Half Marathon this spring or  your last race season was cut short by injury and you just want to finish…

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How To Make An Olympian!

Hey there it’s Andrew Dombek from AID performance Physical Therapy and I am back from South Korea and the Winter Olympics. Since returning, I have had time to reflect on everything that I saw and experienced as well as interviewing the athletes, their friends and their families. What I’ve learned (from my experience) is that…

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3 Things You Could Be Doing That Make Knee Pain Worse

Have you ever experienced knee pain? The kind that slows you down in life, bothers you when you walk up and down the stairs, hurts every time you bend down, aches when you sit, and generally leaves you feeling frustrated wondering when it’s finally going to disappear… If that sounds like you, you’re not alone.…

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