THE BPI BLOG
Do you struggle with fatigue or insomnia, body pain, anxiety or depression, weight management, gastrointestinal issues (constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, etc.), or experience frequent infections? These symptoms may be the result of chronic inflammation. Inflammation is your body’s method of attacking things that harm it like, infections, injuries, and toxins, in order to heal itself. Chronic inflammation occurs when this [...]
Are Carbs Bad?
Are carbohydrates bad? This is a common question I get as a registered dietitian. Short answer… NO. Carbohydrates are NOT bad. However, diet culture likes to tell us carbohydrates are evil and should be avoided … hello KETO diet. Although the ketogenic diet may have some health benefits, there are some health risks as well. I find it common amongst [...]
Posture Correction Begins With Awareness
Postural dysfunction is at the root of the majority of injuries that occur to the human body and is primary result of the combined affects of gravity and inequality of muscle function on opposing sides of joints. When we are young postural muscle function tends to be fairly symmetrical throughout the body and gravity over time has not had a [...]
The Importance of Core Strength
Consider the person with pain in the arch of the foot and big toe whose problem originates from a deficiency in a group of muscle including the abdominal, upper hip, and low back musculature called the CORE muscles. Arguably the most important CORE muscle is the transverse abdominis. This muscle runs horizontally through the abdominal wall and creates a compressive [...]
Hello! My name is Krista Kane and I am a registered dietitian (RD/RDN) here at North Idaho Physical Therapy/The BioPerformance Institute! Nutrition is such an integral part to living your best life, I am delighted to have joined the team and offer nutrition counseling to our community! Who is a dietitian? You may be wondering who a dietitian is, or [...]
Why Try Contrast Therapy?
Contrast therapy, as the name suggests, is the use of two forms of temperatures, hot and cold. Today, this therapy is catching on as novel idea for improved heath. However, this practice has been used in many different cultures for thousands of years. In the most basic sense, this natural method can be used for soothing sore muscles, aches, and [...]
Can Lower Intensity Workouts Be Effective?
The theme on my mind these days, as we will be kicking off a new training cycle October 10th, is how valuable a return to foundations is for keeping consistency high for years and years. A certain contingent of fitness junkies out there love the feeling of a super hard workout - and I get it. Competing at a high [...]
How Are Your Body Mechanics?
Proper body mechanics are essential for long term function and mobility. A key component of body mechanics is alignment and will be the focus of this week’s blog post. At North Idaho Physical Therapy, this is something that we focus on to ensure that we can resolve pain and optimize function for long term outcomes. Whether you want to be [...]