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Post date: Oct 1, 2015

Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October.

Pain Assessments

Is pain or discomfort holding you back? Meet with a therapist who will assess your pain and provide options for care. Complimentary assessments to evaluate:

  • Neck & Shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Hip & Back
  • Arm, Elbow & Wrist
  • Knee, Ankle & Foot

Take the first step toward recovery with a complimentary 30-minute pain assessment. Schedule...

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Post date: Oct 1, 2015

Last month, I talked about proper lifting technique. This month will focus on ways to take care of your back. However, only the principles will be discussed in this article. I will talk and demonstrate the practical area in a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 11am–12pm in the Mettler Center lounge.

Standing
When a person stands next to a plumb line, the ear, shoulder, hip, knee and (slightly...

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Post date: Sep 25, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin-Ricotta Stuffed Shells

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 22 ounces fat-free ricotta cheese (2½ cups)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • ¾ cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (24-...
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Post date: Sep 18, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

  • 1½ cups fontina cheese, shredded
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (26-oz) spaghetti sauce
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together fontina, Parmesan, and basil. Set aside.
  2. ...
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Post date: Sep 9, 2015

There is no denying the physical and psychological benefits of massage. At Mettler, we regard massage therapy as an essential component of any preventative health routine. Which is why we over a range of treatment from therapeutic to...

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Post date: Aug 29, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes & Ricotta

  • 1 2-pound spaghetti squash, halved, seeds removed
  • 2 pt. cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons...
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Post date: Aug 28, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta, uncooked
  • ⅔ cup vegetable broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed & drained, divided
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ Tablespoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1...
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Post date: Aug 28, 2015

Most people experience some sort of back pain in their lives. In many cases, the problem can be traced back and related to the way a person carries their bodies and their habit of doing things. I will write more in-depth about the ways to take care of the back next month. This month I will focus on the proper lifting techniques, since people suffer micro- and macro-injuries from lifting.

Things to consider prior to lifting


  • Estimate your ability
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Post date: Aug 21, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Mixed Berry Shortcake

  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons trans fat-free margarine, cold
  • ⅔ cup skim milk
  • 8 cups mixed fresh berries
  1. Whisk together...
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Post date: Aug 7, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Penne with Veggies & Beans

  • 10 ounces whole wheat penne, uncooked
  • 1 cup zucchini slices
  • 1 cup carrot slices
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼...
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