Welcome Spring!

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

For all of you who are making the most of the warmer spring days and longer hours of daylight, this is for you.  If you were more sedentary through the winter, make sure you start out slow with activity to prevent any injuries.  Here are some additional tips to get you on the right track for Spring health: Take the …

What is the Human Microbiome?

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Did you know that your microbiome weighs about 3 lbs!  That is amazing to me.  The microbiome is made of all the micro-organisms in your body, good and bad.  This is weight you don’t want to lose. To get a better idea of what the microbiome is and how it can benefit you, watch this video, The Invisible Universe of the …

Learn more about your FOAM ROLLER

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Using a foam roller is like giving yourself a deep tissue massage. Some people make it look easy, and it can be, with good form and core strength.  However it is possible to create more problems. The goal of using one is to reduce muscle and fascia tension, reduce pain, and improve joint and muscle functioning. Read more about some tips …

Why Does My _______ Hurt?

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Inflammation is actually the chemical source of what we feel as physical pain.  It can be the effect of inactivity or too much activity, irritated arthritic joints, chronic disease, poor dietary choices or insufficient nourishment, and stress.  Here are some ways to start reducing inflammation today. http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/20/health/food-cause-pain-daniluk/