Following a concussion—including from whiplash—there is a long list of symptoms which are identified as “Post-Concussion Syndrome” (PCS). Changes in cognitive functioning is the longest lingering effect, and most PCS patients complain of mental fog, poor recall, word-finding difficulty, and inability to focus on their work and other tasks. Some of my patients report missing their freeway exits, being distracted at work or school, and perseverating on a task (i.e. washing the same area repetitively without realizing it). This is not the typical...

Fourteen years ago, Kevin came to my dental office worried about his front teeth. He wanted a nicer looking smile, but there were complications from orthodontic care he’d received when he was young. His front teeth had very short roots and cavities. Kevin was entering the working world and was worried about the appearance of his teeth. We talked about three options:  implants, bridgework or splinting his upper front teeth together on the tongue side and placing veneers.

With short roots, some dentist would feel that implants would be the best. I...

When we were children, we enjoyed spinning until we dropped. We giggled, held our head in our hands and fell on the lawn as we looked up to watch the clouds, treetops and the faces of our playmates above us churning like the spin cycle of a clothes dryer. Unfortunately, to many people, this sensation can feel sickening and can surprise us when it happens out of the blue or after an unfriendly event such as a head injury, whiplash or a medical condition.

Eleven years ago, I was very congested and blew my nose a bit too hard, and the next thing I...

Everyone knows someone who has bumped their head or worse at one time or another, and many have experienced a concussion with short-term minor consequences. Parents of kids in sports have all had to sign the waiver for knowing the signs and symptoms of concussions and are mostly thought of as external contact with the head, however, concussions can also be caused by internal injury due to whiplash.

During whiplash, the brain sloshes within the skull and may hit more than two inner surfaces, thus bruising the brain and causing headaches (a hallma...

Integrative Therapeutic Solutions is a holistic neuro-physical private practice clinic in Gig Harbor. With a focus on personalized therapies, they specialize in neurological dysfunctions and injuries that affect balance, neck to hand pain and function to postural instability, home and community safety, as well as caregiver resilience.

With training strongly based in neuroscience, owner Mariel Kraus, OTR/L has worked in several settings including internships at a well-respected national rehab center in Southern California where the standards of c...

Integrative Therapeutic Solutions is a holistic neuro-physical private practice clinic in Gig Harbor. With a focus on personalized therapies, they specialize in neurologic dysfunctions and injuries that affect balance, neck to hand pain and function to postural instability, home and community safety, as well as caregiver resilience.

With training strongly based in neuroscience, owner Mariel Kraus, OTR/L has worked in several settings including internships at a well-respected national rehab center in Southern California where the standards of car...

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Reiki for pets is a form of spiritual healing that helps harmonize the mind, body and soul of your pet. It can be used as a treatment for relaxation as well as a tool for releasing negative emotions and limitations. This healing can help abused or neglected animals to become positive and happy animals with their owners. Book a session with Candy Boroditsky and Ming Chee to give your pet a balanced and harmonizing life.

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