Resources

Extraordinary Vessel – Du Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also treat deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. If

Potent Organs in Spring Time

Spring is generally regarded as a happy season, especially for those that live in areas (like Oregon) where winter is cold and dark. Spring brings with it longer, warmer days, more sunshine, the rebirth of

Spring Cleansing and Clearing

Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as

Acupuncture Treatments for Heart Health

5 Steps to a Healthy Heart with Acupuncture Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Despite dramatic medical advances over the

Know Your Heart

An Overview of Hearth Disease By Richard N. Fogoros, MD | Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated January 28, 2019   Heart disease is the generic term used for a wide variety of heart

ACUPUNCTURE IS EXCELLENT FOR PAIN

Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in the treatment of pain. Its unique role in reducing suffering in patients experiencing pain is one of the main reasons it has become so popular around the

Integrated Views of Menopause

Join Courtney Connell this Friday, November 9, at 4:30pm here at Well Balanced, as he lectures on the integrative treatment of menopause. Exploring studies that show how acupuncture relieves hot flashes, and how herbal and

Acupuncture and pain control study

Study Supports Acupuncture Effects in Pain Control By: International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) The scientific validity of traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of pain received a nod of support in the May issue of

Acupuncture effective for TMJ

Patients suffering TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can find relief from acupuncture. Research conducted at the Ribeirao Preto Dental School, Sao Paulo University in Brazil, found that after 3 months of acupuncture, patients with TMJ experienced

How to Know When To Get Help

In recent years, a groundswell of information and advice for maintaining mental health has occurred. Many therapists and psychologists now share information and insight on social media. The stigma that once loomed over “getting help”

Finding Room To Breathe

With deadlines looming, appointments and meetings piling up, and life feeling hectic, it can be hard to manage stress and get adept at finding room to breathe. Most movement and bodywork professionals will agree that

Worried Sick

A short documentary about living with anxiety Director: Roderick Kergozou de la Boessiere

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

What Healing Looks Like

What does healing look like? When an injury occurs or pain rears its head, often the most prominent thought is…how can I make it stop? Or, more accurately, how fast can I make this stop?

Untangle

Dr. Ron Siegel – Transforming Chronic Pain-PODCAST Dr. Ron Siegel is a psychologist, author and has been an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School for over 35 years. He’s a long-time student and

Extraordinary Vessel – Du Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also treat deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. If

Let’s talk about breathing

How Your Breathing Relates to Your Movement Written by Brett Jones Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Breathing We all do it roughly 14,000 – 20,000 times a day. Breathe. While we can go 30 days without

Why use SFMA?

Why the SFMA (And Why First Impressions Should Not Be Your Diagnosis) Written by Michele Desser Wednesday, January 2, 2019 SFMA You will often hear the Functional Movement Systems team talk, and even emphasize, the

Don’t feed the dysfunction, fix it.

Pain, Dysfunction and Load Likely one of Gray’s most famous lines is: “Don’t add strength to dysfunction.” Let’s peel the layers back a bit on this and take a deeper dive into what pain, dysfunction

Movement, the Lost Art

Are Humans “Born to Move”? What can we learn from the Hadza hunter gatherers of Tanzania? Posted Nov 30, 2016 A recent study of the Hadza people, hunter-gatherers living in Tanzania, caught the attention of

Why Are You Having Back Pain?

Written by FMS Thursday, July 19, 2018 FMS If someone tells you they have a bad low back, they are often wrong.  They might have a painful back, but that doesn’t always mean they have a “bad”

Back pain: common causes and natural remedies

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments in the United States. In fact, 80% of the US population suffers from regular back pain. Back pain can be a result from benign everyday

Finding Room To Breathe

With deadlines looming, appointments and meetings piling up, and life feeling hectic, it can be hard to manage stress and get adept at finding room to breathe. Most movement and bodywork professionals will agree that

5 Keys for Emotional Balance

Emotional balance (or regulation) is the cultivated skill of recognizing and navigating feelings and their effects without being knocked off course, or dysregulated. Keep reading to find some tips and techniques for staying emotionally regulated.

Finding Balance in 2024

Welcome to 2024! If your holidays were hectic or eventful, it may feel like we’ve tumbled head-first into this brand-new year. While pressure is high to make new resolutions and overhaul life and health, now

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

Finding Balance in 2024

Welcome to 2024! If your holidays were hectic or eventful, it may feel like we’ve tumbled head-first into this brand-new year. While pressure is high to make new resolutions and overhaul life and health, now

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

What Healing Looks Like

What does healing look like? When an injury occurs or pain rears its head, often the most prominent thought is…how can I make it stop? Or, more accurately, how fast can I make this stop?

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

Finding Room To Breathe

With deadlines looming, appointments and meetings piling up, and life feeling hectic, it can be hard to manage stress and get adept at finding room to breathe. Most movement and bodywork professionals will agree that

Temporary fix, or Long Term Results?

The Foot Collective: “Health: It’s not about temporary quick fixes…. It’s about developing long term sustainable behaviors”   This applies to everything: movement, nutrition, sleep and mental health. Inspired by the words of @erwanlecorre,  this quote is

How we use Crocodile breathing

Take A Deep Breath Written by Brett Jones Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Breathing   We have talked about breathing quite a lot here at FMS. Since the release of Secrets of the Shoulder in 2006

Let’s talk about breathing

How Your Breathing Relates to Your Movement Written by Brett Jones Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Breathing We all do it roughly 14,000 – 20,000 times a day. Breathe. While we can go 30 days without

Breathing for Stress Reduction

Breathing with your belly Diaphragmatic breathing is a type of a breathing exercise that helps strengthen your diaphragm, an important muscle that helps you breathe. This breathing exercise is also sometimes called belly breathing or

Finding Room To Breathe

With deadlines looming, appointments and meetings piling up, and life feeling hectic, it can be hard to manage stress and get adept at finding room to breathe. Most movement and bodywork professionals will agree that

How to Know When To Get Help

In recent years, a groundswell of information and advice for maintaining mental health has occurred. Many therapists and psychologists now share information and insight on social media. The stigma that once loomed over “getting help”

Find that Spring in Your Step

Have you lost the spring in your step? After a somewhat harsh winter, the trees, the flowers, and the outside world are slowly waking from their winter rest. Here in the Pacific Northwest, many of

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

How to Know When To Get Help

In recent years, a groundswell of information and advice for maintaining mental health has occurred. Many therapists and psychologists now share information and insight on social media. The stigma that once loomed over “getting help”

Find that Spring in Your Step

Have you lost the spring in your step? After a somewhat harsh winter, the trees, the flowers, and the outside world are slowly waking from their winter rest. Here in the Pacific Northwest, many of

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

5 Keys for Emotional Balance

Emotional balance (or regulation) is the cultivated skill of recognizing and navigating feelings and their effects without being knocked off course, or dysregulated. Keep reading to find some tips and techniques for staying emotionally regulated.

What Healing Looks Like

What does healing look like? When an injury occurs or pain rears its head, often the most prominent thought is…how can I make it stop? Or, more accurately, how fast can I make this stop?

Finding Room To Breathe

With deadlines looming, appointments and meetings piling up, and life feeling hectic, it can be hard to manage stress and get adept at finding room to breathe. Most movement and bodywork professionals will agree that

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Extraordinary Vessel – Du Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also treat deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. If

Seasonal Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder Overview Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring

Potent Organs in Spring Time

Spring is generally regarded as a happy season, especially for those that live in areas (like Oregon) where winter is cold and dark. Spring brings with it longer, warmer days, more sunshine, the rebirth of

Let’s talk about breathing

How Your Breathing Relates to Your Movement Written by Brett Jones Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Breathing We all do it roughly 14,000 – 20,000 times a day. Breathe. While we can go 30 days without

Acupuncture Treatments for Heart Health

5 Steps to a Healthy Heart with Acupuncture Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Despite dramatic medical advances over the

Know Your Heart

An Overview of Hearth Disease By Richard N. Fogoros, MD | Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated January 28, 2019   Heart disease is the generic term used for a wide variety of heart

Move Your way into Summer

Diversify Your Spring Training in the Great Outdoors with FMS Written by Kyle Barrow Monday, March 25, 2019 FMS It is no secret that physical activity continues to decline, particularly in the Western world. However,

Integrated Views of Menopause

Join Courtney Connell this Friday, November 9, at 4:30pm here at Well Balanced, as he lectures on the integrative treatment of menopause. Exploring studies that show how acupuncture relieves hot flashes, and how herbal and

How to prevent and heal autoimmune disease

Inflammation is a “hot” topic in medicine. It appears connected to almost every known chronic disease — from heart disease to cancer, diabetes to obesity, autism to dementia, and even depression. Other inflammatory diseases such

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

It’s Not Too Late To Start (Moving)

We’ve all heard the jokes about how inevitable random injuries and weight gain are after a certain age – be it 30, 40, or 50. If we’re not aware, the woes of aging and health

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

What Healing Looks Like

What does healing look like? When an injury occurs or pain rears its head, often the most prominent thought is…how can I make it stop? Or, more accurately, how fast can I make this stop?

Is Pain a Side Effect of Menopause?

Most of us remember the cringyness and embarrassment of health classes in middle school, where teachers did their best to prepare us for the years of physical transition ahead. Unfortunately, there are not many classes

Find that Spring in Your Step

Have you lost the spring in your step? After a somewhat harsh winter, the trees, the flowers, and the outside world are slowly waking from their winter rest. Here in the Pacific Northwest, many of

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

Finding Room To Breathe

With deadlines looming, appointments and meetings piling up, and life feeling hectic, it can be hard to manage stress and get adept at finding room to breathe. Most movement and bodywork professionals will agree that

5 Keys for Emotional Balance

Emotional balance (or regulation) is the cultivated skill of recognizing and navigating feelings and their effects without being knocked off course, or dysregulated. Keep reading to find some tips and techniques for staying emotionally regulated.

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

What Healing Looks Like

What does healing look like? When an injury occurs or pain rears its head, often the most prominent thought is…how can I make it stop? Or, more accurately, how fast can I make this stop?

Pain – moving away from it

How to integrate new movement patterns into a busy life You know the feeling, that sinking sense of frustration that settles in just after realizing that you reached too far – once again – to

Is it possible to dissolve scar tissue naturally?

While you’re probably not going to get rid of scar tissue completely, “fibrinolytic enzymes serrapeptase and nattokinase have been shown to be effective in removing fibrous scar tissue” 1. After all, what are scars but

Tired of waking up in pain?

Why do we wake up sore in the morning? So you’ve just started your day and you’re already feeling sore? You’re probably wondering “what’s the deal with that, I haven’t even done anything yet”?! Read

Get to know Dr. Aaron Barnard DPT

What are you known for professionally?  I am known most for incorporating corrective physical therapy with good old-fashioned strength and conditioning. If I had to break rehabilitation into two categories, it would be 1) establish

MEET BRIDGET FRANEK LEMAY, LMT

What are you known for and what do you do professionally?  Honestly, I am still probably most known for my running career! But in terms of my professional body work career, I am currently most

The Best Herbs For Stress And Anxiety

Seeking spice Herbs and spices were some of the earliest substances traded on a global scale. Christopher Columbus wasn’t looking for America, he was looking for herbs and spices. “Seems like an awful lot of

The FAQ’s of Chinese Herbal Medicine

First, The fundamentals of Chinese medicine If I told you that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old, has changed little over the centuries and is based upon a vital life force called

Treasure hunting for reishi and making medicine

The Hunt In my hunt for the highly sought after oregon reishi a.k.a western varnished conk, I had spent several years asking locals and researching books on how to and where to find this mysterious

Dr. Mariel’s Go To Supplements 

The Continual Search We are always looking for the next supplement or bio hack that will bring eternal health and happiness to our lives. Being a physical therapist for the last five years has taught

The FAQ’s Of Acupuncture

Does acupuncture really work for pain? Did you know that some of the substances released during acupuncture much stronger than morphine?  Acupuncture releases natural painkillers through Inserting a needle gently into the epidermis. This sends

Protein And Recovery: A Quick Guide

What is it actually? Proteins are complex macronutrients made up of up to 20 different amino acids that provide 4 calories per gram. 20  grams of protein has 80 calories. Proteins support muscle, bone, and

Balancing Thyroid Hormones Naturally

An educational article about balancing thyroid hormones naturally from The Institute for Functional Medicine “The thyroid is a gland that secretes hormones and plays a major role in the regulation of many body processes. Maintaining

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Worried Sick

A short documentary about living with anxiety Director: Roderick Kergozou de la Boessiere

Clinic procedures for COVID-19

Well Balanced will be reopening on June 1st 2020. Thanks to everyone in our community, Lane County is doing extremely well in limiting COVID cases and transmissions. As businesses start to open again, it is

Extraordinary Vessel – Du Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also treat deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. If

OPEN HOUSE

Join us for our Open House, May 17th, 5:30-7:00pm here at Well Balanced! All of our staff are excited to greet you and welcome you into our home. There will be hors d’oeurves and live

Temporary fix, or Long Term Results?

The Foot Collective: “Health: It’s not about temporary quick fixes…. It’s about developing long term sustainable behaviors”   This applies to everything: movement, nutrition, sleep and mental health. Inspired by the words of @erwanlecorre,  this quote is

Strength Goes Far Beyond What You Can Lift

What Is Your Strength’s Purpose? By Sven Rieger SFG II, SFL Posted on March 26, 2019. 21 We believe that strength has a greater purpose—and that purpose goes far beyond the ability to lift weight

The Winter Blues and Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of a number of alternative or complementary therapies finding its way into mainstream treatment plans. These days, you can get a massage at the hospital, clinic, airport or—if you’re lucky—your place

Seasonal Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder Overview Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring

Potent Organs in Spring Time

Spring is generally regarded as a happy season, especially for those that live in areas (like Oregon) where winter is cold and dark. Spring brings with it longer, warmer days, more sunshine, the rebirth of

Spring Cleansing and Clearing

Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as

How we use Crocodile breathing

Take A Deep Breath Written by Brett Jones Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Breathing   We have talked about breathing quite a lot here at FMS. Since the release of Secrets of the Shoulder in 2006

Let’s talk about breathing

How Your Breathing Relates to Your Movement Written by Brett Jones Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Breathing We all do it roughly 14,000 – 20,000 times a day. Breathe. While we can go 30 days without

Acupuncture Treatments for Heart Health

5 Steps to a Healthy Heart with Acupuncture Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Despite dramatic medical advances over the

Know Your Heart

An Overview of Hearth Disease By Richard N. Fogoros, MD | Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated January 28, 2019   Heart disease is the generic term used for a wide variety of heart

Moving efficiently

The Fundamental Philosophy of FMS Written by Lee Burton Thursday, November 13, 2014 FMS Have you ever wanted to learn more about the background and philosophy of Functional Movement Systems? Do you need help explaining

Don’t feed the dysfunction, fix it.

Pain, Dysfunction and Load Likely one of Gray’s most famous lines is: “Don’t add strength to dysfunction.” Let’s peel the layers back a bit on this and take a deeper dive into what pain, dysfunction

The BUFF-CUP-STRETCH Recovery Combo

As more active people seek complimentary therapeutic tools for muscle recovery, such as percussion massagers and foam rollers, there have been a few effective combinations to emerge from the world of myofascial therapy. As a

BuffEnuff for Massage Therapy and Pain Relief

HEALING RECOVERY BENEFITS OF PERCUSSIVE MASSAGE THERAPY SHOWN IN THERMOGRAPY STUDY Posted by April Neill on November 09, 2018 Thermographic Imaging Study Demonstrates Circulatory & Healing Benefits of the BuffEnuff® Percussive Massager In a past

Move Your way into Summer

Diversify Your Spring Training in the Great Outdoors with FMS Written by Kyle Barrow Monday, March 25, 2019 FMS It is no secret that physical activity continues to decline, particularly in the Western world. However,

Movement, the Lost Art

Are Humans “Born to Move”? What can we learn from the Hadza hunter gatherers of Tanzania? Posted Nov 30, 2016 A recent study of the Hadza people, hunter-gatherers living in Tanzania, caught the attention of

How a Chiropractic Adjustments Affects Your Health

By Stepy Kamei A misalignment in the spinal column may sound like a serious issue, but many people are often surprised to learn that they themselves have this issue. In reality, spinal misalignments can occur

Breathing for Stress Reduction

Breathing with your belly Diaphragmatic breathing is a type of a breathing exercise that helps strengthen your diaphragm, an important muscle that helps you breathe. This breathing exercise is also sometimes called belly breathing or

Functional Fitness: Move with purpose.

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to help you do everyday activities safely and efficiently. Find out more about functional fitness exercises — and what they can do for you. By Mayo Clinic Staff Chances

ACUPUNCTURE IS EXCELLENT FOR PAIN

Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in the treatment of pain. Its unique role in reducing suffering in patients experiencing pain is one of the main reasons it has become so popular around the

Why Are You Having Back Pain?

Written by FMS Thursday, July 19, 2018 FMS If someone tells you they have a bad low back, they are often wrong.  They might have a painful back, but that doesn’t always mean they have a “bad”

Acupuncture and Sleep

LAST UPDATED ON JUNE 26, 2017 Perhaps as old as three millennia, acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that’s practiced in both Eastern and Western cultures as a way of relieving pain and nausea.

Integrated Views of Menopause

Join Courtney Connell this Friday, November 9, at 4:30pm here at Well Balanced, as he lectures on the integrative treatment of menopause. Exploring studies that show how acupuncture relieves hot flashes, and how herbal and

Finding Room To Breathe

With deadlines looming, appointments and meetings piling up, and life feeling hectic, it can be hard to manage stress and get adept at finding room to breathe. Most movement and bodywork professionals will agree that

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Balancing Thyroid Hormones Naturally

An educational article about balancing thyroid hormones naturally from The Institute for Functional Medicine “The thyroid is a gland that secretes hormones and plays a major role in the regulation of many body processes. Maintaining

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Finding Balance in 2024

Welcome to 2024! If your holidays were hectic or eventful, it may feel like we’ve tumbled head-first into this brand-new year. While pressure is high to make new resolutions and overhaul life and health, now

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

5 Keys for Emotional Balance

Emotional balance (or regulation) is the cultivated skill of recognizing and navigating feelings and their effects without being knocked off course, or dysregulated. Keep reading to find some tips and techniques for staying emotionally regulated.

Finding Balance in 2024

Welcome to 2024! If your holidays were hectic or eventful, it may feel like we’ve tumbled head-first into this brand-new year. While pressure is high to make new resolutions and overhaul life and health, now

Pain – moving away from it

How to integrate new movement patterns into a busy life You know the feeling, that sinking sense of frustration that settles in just after realizing that you reached too far – once again – to

Find that Spring in Your Step

Have you lost the spring in your step? After a somewhat harsh winter, the trees, the flowers, and the outside world are slowly waking from their winter rest. Here in the Pacific Northwest, many of

The Winter Blues and Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of a number of alternative or complementary therapies finding its way into mainstream treatment plans. These days, you can get a massage at the hospital, clinic, airport or—if you’re lucky—your place

Seasonal Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder Overview Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring

The BUFF-CUP-STRETCH Recovery Combo

As more active people seek complimentary therapeutic tools for muscle recovery, such as percussion massagers and foam rollers, there have been a few effective combinations to emerge from the world of myofascial therapy. As a

Is Pain a Side Effect of Menopause?

Most of us remember the cringyness and embarrassment of health classes in middle school, where teachers did their best to prepare us for the years of physical transition ahead. Unfortunately, there are not many classes

Finding Balance in 2024

Welcome to 2024! If your holidays were hectic or eventful, it may feel like we’ve tumbled head-first into this brand-new year. While pressure is high to make new resolutions and overhaul life and health, now

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

Hi there!

My name is Rebekah. I recently joined the team at Well Balanced Center for Integrated Care as a Movement and Strength Specialist and wanted to introduce myself.  I’m originally from Fort Worth, TX but relocated

It’s Not Too Late To Start (Moving)

We’ve all heard the jokes about how inevitable random injuries and weight gain are after a certain age – be it 30, 40, or 50. If we’re not aware, the woes of aging and health

Finding Balance in 2024

Welcome to 2024! If your holidays were hectic or eventful, it may feel like we’ve tumbled head-first into this brand-new year. While pressure is high to make new resolutions and overhaul life and health, now

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

What Healing Looks Like

What does healing look like? When an injury occurs or pain rears its head, often the most prominent thought is…how can I make it stop? Or, more accurately, how fast can I make this stop?

Pain – moving away from it

How to integrate new movement patterns into a busy life You know the feeling, that sinking sense of frustration that settles in just after realizing that you reached too far – once again – to

Balancing Thyroid Hormones Naturally

An educational article about balancing thyroid hormones naturally from The Institute for Functional Medicine “The thyroid is a gland that secretes hormones and plays a major role in the regulation of many body processes. Maintaining

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Temporary fix, or Long Term Results?

The Foot Collective: “Health: It’s not about temporary quick fixes…. It’s about developing long term sustainable behaviors”   This applies to everything: movement, nutrition, sleep and mental health. Inspired by the words of @erwanlecorre,  this quote is

Seasonal Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder Overview Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring

Potent Organs in Spring Time

Spring is generally regarded as a happy season, especially for those that live in areas (like Oregon) where winter is cold and dark. Spring brings with it longer, warmer days, more sunshine, the rebirth of

Spring Cleansing and Clearing

Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as

Know Your Heart

An Overview of Hearth Disease By Richard N. Fogoros, MD | Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated January 28, 2019   Heart disease is the generic term used for a wide variety of heart

Breathing for Stress Reduction

Breathing with your belly Diaphragmatic breathing is a type of a breathing exercise that helps strengthen your diaphragm, an important muscle that helps you breathe. This breathing exercise is also sometimes called belly breathing or

Back pain: common causes and natural remedies

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments in the United States. In fact, 80% of the US population suffers from regular back pain. Back pain can be a result from benign everyday

Surviving the Northwest during winter

Tips to increase your energy level There are so many great reasons to live in the Northwest: the beautiful landscape, easy access to fresh produce year round, biker-friendly roads and nothing can quite beat an

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

What Healing Looks Like

What does healing look like? When an injury occurs or pain rears its head, often the most prominent thought is…how can I make it stop? Or, more accurately, how fast can I make this stop?

Hi there!

My name is Rebekah. I recently joined the team at Well Balanced Center for Integrated Care as a Movement and Strength Specialist and wanted to introduce myself.  I’m originally from Fort Worth, TX but relocated

Pain – moving away from it

How to integrate new movement patterns into a busy life You know the feeling, that sinking sense of frustration that settles in just after realizing that you reached too far – once again – to

Untangle

Dr. Ron Siegel – Transforming Chronic Pain-PODCAST Dr. Ron Siegel is a psychologist, author and has been an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School for over 35 years. He’s a long-time student and

Find that Spring in Your Step

Have you lost the spring in your step? After a somewhat harsh winter, the trees, the flowers, and the outside world are slowly waking from their winter rest. Here in the Pacific Northwest, many of

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Eating for optimal health: The Weston A. Price Way   By Kileen Swenson Lac, MAOM Understanding the connection between how you eat is one of the most important aspects connected to how you feel and function.

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

How to Know When To Get Help

In recent years, a groundswell of information and advice for maintaining mental health has occurred. Many therapists and psychologists now share information and insight on social media. The stigma that once loomed over “getting help”

Find that Spring in Your Step

Have you lost the spring in your step? After a somewhat harsh winter, the trees, the flowers, and the outside world are slowly waking from their winter rest. Here in the Pacific Northwest, many of

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

It’s Not Too Late To Start (Moving)

We’ve all heard the jokes about how inevitable random injuries and weight gain are after a certain age – be it 30, 40, or 50. If we’re not aware, the woes of aging and health

Strength Training for Long-term Wellness

It’s no secret that strength training is a popular pastime right now but maybe you wonder what the big deal is? You may think that if you’re not comfortable in a gym setting or don’t

Hi there!

My name is Rebekah. I recently joined the team at Well Balanced Center for Integrated Care as a Movement and Strength Specialist and wanted to introduce myself.  I’m originally from Fort Worth, TX but relocated

How we use Crocodile breathing

Take A Deep Breath Written by Brett Jones Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Breathing   We have talked about breathing quite a lot here at FMS. Since the release of Secrets of the Shoulder in 2006

Let’s talk about breathing

How Your Breathing Relates to Your Movement Written by Brett Jones Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Breathing We all do it roughly 14,000 – 20,000 times a day. Breathe. While we can go 30 days without

Moving efficiently

The Fundamental Philosophy of FMS Written by Lee Burton Thursday, November 13, 2014 FMS Have you ever wanted to learn more about the background and philosophy of Functional Movement Systems? Do you need help explaining

Why use SFMA?

Why the SFMA (And Why First Impressions Should Not Be Your Diagnosis) Written by Michele Desser Wednesday, January 2, 2019 SFMA You will often hear the Functional Movement Systems team talk, and even emphasize, the

Don’t feed the dysfunction, fix it.

Pain, Dysfunction and Load Likely one of Gray’s most famous lines is: “Don’t add strength to dysfunction.” Let’s peel the layers back a bit on this and take a deeper dive into what pain, dysfunction

The BUFF-CUP-STRETCH Recovery Combo

As more active people seek complimentary therapeutic tools for muscle recovery, such as percussion massagers and foam rollers, there have been a few effective combinations to emerge from the world of myofascial therapy. As a

BuffEnuff for Massage Therapy and Pain Relief

HEALING RECOVERY BENEFITS OF PERCUSSIVE MASSAGE THERAPY SHOWN IN THERMOGRAPY STUDY Posted by April Neill on November 09, 2018 Thermographic Imaging Study Demonstrates Circulatory & Healing Benefits of the BuffEnuff® Percussive Massager In a past

Move Your way into Summer

Diversify Your Spring Training in the Great Outdoors with FMS Written by Kyle Barrow Monday, March 25, 2019 FMS It is no secret that physical activity continues to decline, particularly in the Western world. However,

Movement, the Lost Art

Are Humans “Born to Move”? What can we learn from the Hadza hunter gatherers of Tanzania? Posted Nov 30, 2016 A recent study of the Hadza people, hunter-gatherers living in Tanzania, caught the attention of

Breathing for Stress Reduction

Breathing with your belly Diaphragmatic breathing is a type of a breathing exercise that helps strengthen your diaphragm, an important muscle that helps you breathe. This breathing exercise is also sometimes called belly breathing or

Why Are You Having Back Pain?

Written by FMS Thursday, July 19, 2018 FMS If someone tells you they have a bad low back, they are often wrong.  They might have a painful back, but that doesn’t always mean they have a “bad”

Room To Breathe More

Self-love and self-kindness can help create a spacious, generous feeling in life – and room to breathe …more. We’re closing out “Heart” month today with a focus on emotional health as it relates to the

Worried Sick

A short documentary about living with anxiety Director: Roderick Kergozou de la Boessiere

Is Pain a Side Effect of Menopause?

Most of us remember the cringyness and embarrassment of health classes in middle school, where teachers did their best to prepare us for the years of physical transition ahead. Unfortunately, there are not many classes