Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex condition characterized by extreme fatigue with low intensity activities, affects millions nationwide. Most people experience dizziness, mental fog, and vertigo. Chronic fatigue commonly includes other diagnosis’ related to POTS, Dysautonomia, or EDS. Many variables in this condition require consideration prior to beginning medical treatment. Physical therapy plays a key role in maximizing recovery. Physical therapy addresses compromised breathing, awareness, and stability due to muscle weakness. Using specialized physical therapy treatments begin to improve balance and postural alignment prior to beginning general exercise. The addition of breathing exercises with visual awareness training also reduces risk of injury and the amount of energy spent during daily activities.

Enteric Nervous System | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind Body Series

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The Enteric Nervous System is an underrated cause of chronic gut issues. We often experience symptoms like bloating, food sensitivities, or constipation and wonder what the root cause is. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t always a structural issue in the gut or because of the food you’re eating. Sometimes it comes down to dysregulation …

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Pain and the Nervous System | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind-Body Series

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Pain is a Warning Signal from the Brain Pain isn’t always a sign of acute tissue injury. Often times it’s a result of the sympathetic nervous system turning on and saying “help” to that spot. Does this mean that your pain is all in your head? Absolutely not! But your nervous system may be sending …

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Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind-Body Series

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We want to share with you a simple breathing exercise for anxiety that can help activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System. In this video, our friend Lindsay Mitchell PA-C of Vital-Side joins Jonathan to discuss the effects of chronic stress on the body’s many systems. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise, Lindsay! What are …

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Improve Your Car Sickness Through Physical Therapy

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Are you sending mixed signals? If you’ve ever suffered from a bout of car sickness on a road trip, you might be. However, maybe not in the way you think. But you can improve your car sickness through physical therapy! When you feel carsick, you’ll generally experience nausea, dizziness, headaches, or maybe even vomiting. Falling …

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Your Path to Strength and Stability | Personalized Exercises for EDS

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If you’re dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), your path to strength and stability may seem like a difficult mountain to climb. For some, it feels like an impossible feat. The good news is that with breakthroughs in studying EDS and advances in physical therapy, strength and stability are more attainable than ever before. Your safe and effective …

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3 Systems Vital to Your Health | Top 5 Things You Need to Know about EDS

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If you suffer from anxiety, stress, or often feel that you’re in a state of fight or flight, you are not alone! This happens when at least 1 of the 3 systems vital to your health is not working like it should. You have almost certainly experienced this if you have EDS or other chronic …

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Breathing Techniques for EDS to Improve POTS and Chronic Fatigue

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There are various breathing techniques to for EDS to improve POTS and chronic fatigue. Do you get winded just walking to get the mail or walking to the kitchen? We often wonder why exercise or day-to-day activities are so challenging. So the real questions is, have you considered whether or not you are breathing the right way? Most people tend to breathe …

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