The element of Balance, an essential component of physical health and happiness

By |November 19th, 2014|

The element of Balance is an essential component of physical health and happiness.

Talk to anyone who has difficulty balancing and youʼll quickly learn how essential this skill is to your overall enjoyment of life. Standing on one leg or using only one arm may seem like a somewhat bizarre practice however most of the day […]

Is Autims The Most Commonly diagnosed childhood developmental disorder

By |November 18th, 2014|

Autism – Most commonly diagnosed childhood developmental disorder1, now falls under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This revision occurred because, although symptoms of the following disorders are similar, there is a broad range in severity and other features. ASD's include:

Autism

Asperger Syndrome

Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Rett Syndrome

ASD's are characterized by impaired social […]

What are the basic tools used by a mental health clinician to keep a patient mentally healthy during a crisis situation

By |November 4th, 2014|

Stigma, one of the taboo words, surrounding the topic of mental illness makes it difficult for people suffering from mental illness to accept it. In cases of disaster or a crisis situation we all have the potential of temporarily suffering from mental difficulties (which does not necessarily need to cumulate to mental illness).

 

The ABCs are […]

Intellectual Disability: 6.5 million people affected in the United States

By |November 1st, 2014|

Last month's article covered the diagnoses/conditions that fall under the umbrella of Developmental Disabilities.  This month begins a series of articles that will delve into each diagnosis/condition and starts with Intellectual Disability, the most common developmental disability, affecting approximately 6.5 million people in the United States.
Diagnosis
Intellectual disability is determined by onset before the age of […]

The first step in welcoming health into your life.

By |October 28th, 2014|

Compared to our ancestors more and more of our lives are wrapped around less and less movement. While our modern era experiences a longer life expectancy we have, ironically, seen a huge decrease in over all physical health.

Exercise can help remedy our eraʼs intrinsic loss of physical health and it does not have to be […]

Consuming sugary treats helped create the sense of senselessness

By |October 14th, 2014|

The irony of establishing a career in the Fitness field is certainly not lost on me. I was a chunky teenager. I didn't feel comfortable with anything physical and often ran, aka: walked briskly (unless someone was chasing me with a sharp, or blunt, object; running would've been too exhausting to even contemplate), away from […]

Let’s talk about mental illness with Dr. Nichols

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Come into my office and take a seat let’s kick back and chat in Dr. Nichols’ Corner

Don’t be afraid of mental illness or mentally ill people let’s get that out there right off the bat. Be more afraid of not treating mental illness (which is uniquely devised for each individual). Mentally ill people are not […]

What Are Developmental Disabilities?

By |September 17th, 2014|

The subject of developmental disabilities and its wide ranging effects on our society is multi-layered and complex. In the months to come, as a part of this series we will cover various topics relating to the developmentally disabled. This article, being the first of the series, will begin with the basics, noting the definition and […]