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Summer activities and Acute Injuries

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The sun is finally coming out. It is a wonderful time of year for all water sports such as skiing, tubing, wakeboarding and swimming.     It also is a great time for biking, tennis, volleyball, and running.     With the heightened time of extreme sports comes a greater chance of acute injury, no matter how good of shape we are in.   If we fall down running and sprain an ankle, we have an acute injury.

In my practice I am a pain and stress specialist and in previous years I would use my biofeedback program on clients to retrain the muscles, reducing pain and swelling.  It works well but only on about 50% of my clients.

Then I was introduced to pulsed magnetic therapy two years ago and it has become a huge part of my practice for pain and inflammation.    I get up in the 80% range when it comes to success.  The therapy works well on chronic injuries, and I see a good percentage of pain and inflammation reduction, but it is a home run with acute injuries.

Ben McCord, owner of Sunrise Salon is elated with his results. He was very excited about golf season when he fell down on his roller blades and injured his shoulder. He came to me right away. His arm was in a sling with only 2-4 inch mobility and extreme pain.  After the first – 12 minute session, he took off the sling with about 40 % mobility back and huge pain relief.   Ben’s words are “it made me feel warm in the shoulder and I could feel the blood flowing back in.” Three sessions later he was swinging a golf club. So if you have chronic pain and an injury, consider trying the pulsed magnetic therapy.  It is non-Invasive, painless and the first session is free!

Robin Mize is a licensed health coach and a Certified Pain and Stress Specialist.  She is a member of The Sandpoint Wellness Council and can be reached at 208/263-8846 and on her website

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magnetic bracelets February 18, 2014 at 6:04 am

Today, I went to the beach with my children.
I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a
hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!


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