Seth Godin and Patrick McNerthney (my husband)

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2022

Hello and Happy Sunny Thursday,

I wanted to share a blog post I read this morning by Seth Godin.

The Physical Therapy Metaphor

Seth Godin is the founder of the altMBA program, as well as a writer, entrepreneur, and expert on leadership.  This program is particularly special to me as my husband Patrick successfully completed his altMBA in March of 2020.

Since his completion of the altMBA program he has transformed his career path as a creative content writer.  He has now written for many different organizations on many different topics. He has also written for a non-profit organization involving art therapy for the elderly, and children with different abilities.  And he has been a regular contributor to Oregon Sport News.  

He also just completed his SECOND BOOK!!  For those of you that enjoy creativity, sarcasm, wit, and pure entertainment without any stress...Patrick's books will be right up your ally. I always tell him that writing is his...

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GF Avocado Toast

Uncategorized Mar 14, 2022

Another “avoiding food waste tip” from AlignMend PT

 Every had leftover sweet potato…

1 slice potato into 1/4” slices

   

2 broil on high for 2-4 minutes

3 spread avocado 

4 place egg on top and sprinkle with red pepper for a bit of spice

 gluten free avocado “toast”

Happy Eating,

Paige, PT, PRC, PCES

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Got Some Leftover Roasted Veggies...Here is a great idea to limit food waste.

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2022

Hello AlignMend Family,

I don't know about you but food waste is a big issue in my household. I am working hard to limited the amount of food that we throw away.

Roasted veggies is a staple in our house but often I am the only one that will eat the leftovers for the next few days.  

Therefore, I came up with an idea...

Try this next time you have some roasted veggie leftovers

  • Roasted veggies
  • One egg
  • One tablespoon flour (Regular or gluten free)
  • Parmesan cheese to taste/texture

Blend in a food processor. Form into patties. Use a small amount of avocado/olive oil and fry in a pan till crisp on each side.  

These are delicious little treats to eat as finger food, pack in lunches, or make a great snack.

I even froze my left over veggies for a couple weeks in a freezer bag. Then simply thawed them in the fridge and made this last batch of veggie patties.

So easy and so delicious with no waste and no guilt.

Hope to see you soon,

Paige, PT, PRC, PCES, CSCS, CKTP...

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Fat loss with a long exhale

Uncategorized Dec 23, 2021

Hello and Happy Holidays, 

I wish I was better at getting these blog posts out regularly, but this crazy and continuing education-filled Autumn has just not allowed me enough time. 

It’s important to me to get this holiday blog sent your way.  I want to thank you personally for supporting me, my education, and my desire for growth professionally. And for allowing me to take this journey of wellness with you.  I may not have all the answers, but I promise I will do my best to figure things out in regard to your recovery. 

I want to share a funny little tip for you this holiday season.  For those of you that work with me directly, you know the importance of a long and slow exhale. We talk about it with ALL activities and how in incorporate it into your daily lives. Taking the time to appreciate a long exhale is not only for postural positioning, education and pain relief, but also for an autonomic parasympathetic response to allow for...

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Attention All Foam Roller Fans

Uncategorized Oct 18, 2021

If you are working on better positioning and movement but are having a hard time letting go of your foam roll…

Try this exercise as instructed by @posturalrestoration called the Sternal Stretch. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IS8Vuy_erb2Muc0A6KFAhFrORDdG7hyR/view?usp=sharing

  • Fold a yoga mat in half and then in half again to use as the pad
  • Pad should be the width of your shoulders
  • Lay on your back with your knees bent
  • Push both feet into the floor to posteriorly tilt your pelvis and get your tailbone off the floor
  • Arms are out to the side, palms up, with shoulders supported on the mat
  • Head is off the mat but supported by the floor 

What will you gain and feel with this exercise

  • A true stretch of the anterior chest without over extension of the spine
  • A true pectorial stretch without over lengthening of the anterior shoulder joint
  • Major abdominal recruitment for core strength
  • Grounding through the feet to help with upright activities
  • Expansion of the...
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Pain is Pandora's Box

Uncategorized Oct 11, 2021

Pain is a Pandora’s box. Physical pain can lead to psychological and emotional pain...emotional and psychological pain can lead to physical pain...sometimes it’s hard to know what’s what.

Pain is your body’s way of saying “Hey brain, there’s something you need to pay attention to!”

Sometimes asking for help is enough - we all need resources and connection.

My job is to recognize and educate what is driving my clients’ “pain”.  If I cannot fully educate you in how to manage your symptoms, I will work hard to find the network or community you need to help on this journey.

Unfortunately, pain is usually what drives people to see me, but by the time they are discharged they have the understanding that pain can be a symptom of many aspects of life.  They see how their environment, stress, travel, love, loss, and what we call “life” can affect the overall physical and mental self.  They...

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AlignMend Physical Therapy is 2 years old!!

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

ALIGNMEND PHYSICAL THERAPY IS 2 YEARS OLD!!!

I was on the phone with my Mom this morning and I told her today is the 2 year anniversary of opening my own practice. She said, "What, 2 years?  I thought you opened in 2020."  After giggling a bit...I realized the last two years flew by. For many people 2020 was a strange year, a long year, a tragic year, and for some a year of new opportunity and growth.

It is hard to believe that I opened AlignMend on October 4, 2019.  In those two years my business changed, my practice changed, my priorities changed, my commute changed, and time with family changed. 

In celebration of today I thought I would share a few things about me that you may not know as well as some thoughts about my business. 

10 things You Didn't Know About Me: 

  •  I was never a good athlete when it came to competitive sports
  •  I have a 3-foot pastel albino ball python that lives in my house
  •  I never wanted to own my own...
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Is Cellulite a Curse Word?

Uncategorized Jun 18, 2021

I want to share a personal story with you on how I changed my thinking about cellulite.

I am currently taking a certification course for Post-Partum Corrective Exercise Specialist.  Yes, I’m always learning and never wanting it to stop.  The instructor of the course shared some information about cellulite that I related to, and I want to share this information with any of the AlignMend Family that may be struggling with body imagine and cellulite. 

Before I do that, let me be honest with you.  I used to hate the cellulite on my body. It just was not fair.  I had cellulite and my sister did not.  Why did I have cellulite when many of many friends did not?  I remember first noticing it in high school and weighted 105 pounds.  For many years it became a point of negative focus for me.  It is hard enough to struggle with body images, but often I felt it was my close peers that were the most judgmental about it.  It seemed like they...

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Easy Smoothie for Kiddos or Adults for a Great Start to the Morning

Uncategorized May 05, 2021

Hello,

Well I have been off the grid for awhile after the big move. I am excited to try to get some blogs going again regarding wellness, easy nutrition tips, and optimizing movement. 

As you may know I am the mother of one.  My son Rowyn is 12 years old ... going on 22!  We are only a couple months form 13 and it is really beginning to show and I am loving every second of it!!!

I opened my own business to allow me not only to treat the way I want but also to mother the way I want.  Having the freedom of my own schedule allows me to be more present for my family than I have been able to in the past.  

I wanted to share one of my tried and true easy mom tips from my busier days away from home.  Rowyn is what one might call a picky eater. Now, he has broadened his horizons as he is getting older, but green leafy veggies are still a struggle.

One thing I have done for years is homemade smoothies. 

I simply take chopped frozen spinach, frozen...

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Don't You Wish You Invented the Peloton?

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2021

Spinning….man, this has really become quite popular since Covid.  Purchasing of spins bikes and home exercise equipment has skyrocketed since Covid. Undertandably so and I am always happy to know that people are taking an interest in their of health and wellness. 

I have many clients who love spinning. Clients that had spin bikes, bought spin bikes, have spin bikes on back order....it goes on and on.  Here is a little secret, I also love to use my spin bike I purchased a couple years ago.  It gives me a good sweat and burn in a short amount of time. I am not sure I have ever feel that I have gotten better at it and if you are a spin enthusiast you might know what I am talking about...but maybe that is just me...LOL

BUT, in PRI terms I am a Patho PEC (Posterior Exterior Chain). For those of you that have worked with me, or our Patho PEC's yourself, you understand that your system is very driven in the sagittal plane (sympathetic).  You bodies struggle...

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