Plan Of Care Card
The general rule on how much water you should be drinking in a day for healthy tissue healing processes and for supporting weight loss is to consume about half your body weight in ounces of water per day.
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Food, Nutrition & Diet
We recommend a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet that is high in protein and vegetables and low in sugars, including no artificial or added sugars in foods, to allow for the best healing environment for your body. Also stay away from processed foods and stick to single ingredient foods as much as possible. Read food labels. A good place to start is the WHOLE 30 diet (www.whole30.com) or a Paleo diet.
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Having good posture isn’t just about standing up straight. Good posture is an impactful factor in long-term health. Postural patterns play a significant role in pain experiences, symptom severity & frequency, and healing.
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Body Mechanics with Activities of Daily Living
Everyday activities done with proper body mechanics can improve your overall health and wellness.
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Body Mechanics with Lifting Activities
Lifting is a common daily activity that can easily increase pain or imbalance in the body if done improperly.
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Rest & Diaphragmatic Breathing
We promote movement all the time. But your body also needs rest! Rest is critical for healing from an injury, for the detoxification process, and for balancing activity in your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
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Everyone needs rest on a daily basis. Most of us experience periods of higher stress in our lives, and we need to manage this stress.
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Sleep is so important for the healing of our bodies and our minds. With ongoing poor sleep, our brains don’t have the chance to do their overnight “clean-up” work (done by the Glymphatic system), and we end up with brain inflammation.
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Proper sleeping position is essential to relieve stress on the spine, while an unhealthy sleeping position can cause increased stiffness and pain, decreasing quality of sleep.
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Daily Movement & Activity Tracker
Move your body every hour. Get up from your desk and stand, walk, get a drink of water or stretch. Also try to walk, bike, run, or swim for 30-45 minutes 3-5 times a week, sign up for exercise classes a couple times a week and stretch daily!
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