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Articles from Sue Hitzmann

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Posted: Jun 01, 2018
We all know someone who has had knee surgery or a knee replacement, or who was forced to live a more sedentary lifestyle because of knee issues. This person might even be you. You are not alone. In fact, knee pain is the second most common type of chronic pain. A third of all... Read More
Posted: May 21, 2018
Fibromyalgia has become one of the most widespread chronic pain conditions, affecting an estimated 10 million people in the United States and approximately 5 percent of people in the world. What’s more astounding is that 75 to 90 percent of people with this disorder are... Read More
Posted: May 16, 2018
It’s the topic of a hot debate: when to stretch, what to stretch, and even whether stretching is necessary. My runners are frequently anti-stretching because they have been told it will reduce performance. My yogis on the other hand feel like lengthening their muscles is... Read More
Posted: Apr 18, 2018
Plantar fasciitis is perhaps the worst possible issue for an athlete or someone leading an active lifestyle. Ask me how I know – it’s the issue I had two decades ago that nearly destroyed my career. I recall waking up one morning thinking I must have stepped on a... Read More
Posted: Oct 25, 2017
Getting a truly restful night’s sleep is such a key ingredient in your cellular health and overall well-being. Missing out on even one deep sleep and REM cycle can reduce your vitality for the next day by 50 percent – it cuts your vitality in half! This increases... Read More
Posted: Apr 01, 2017
We’ve always known that the MELT Method helps relieve low back pain and that we feel better every time we MELT, but now we have actual scientific proof that MELT works! The MELT team and researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently finished a... Read More
Posted: Mar 30, 2017
At the root of inflammation is the body’s ability to protect itself. It’s a biological “take control and protect” reaction. It is at the heart of our immune system. Our body’s ability to deploy super quantities of specialized repair cells including... Read More
Posted: Mar 08, 2017
Why does pain exist? What causes it? How does it originate, and once it’s there, why does it sometimes come and go and sometimes it comes and stays? Are there different types of pain? Not just intensity but actually different reasons we sense it? I love thinking about... Read More
Posted: Feb 15, 2017
Do You Have Supple, Strong, Stable Cells? When I first learned about connective tissue, scientifically called fascia, I was told it was an “accessory tissue.” What does that even mean? Why would my body have any accessory item in it at all? It turns out there... Read More
Posted: Feb 08, 2017
We’ve all uttered the words “You are stressing me out!”, “This is so stressful!”, “I’m under so much stress at work”, “I’m feeling stressed out”, so I think we consider stress something that we are under or... Read More