Archive for June 2nd, 2018

“Finding Love: A Maple Run Novel” by Toni Shiloh

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Finding Love: A Maple Run Novel (The Maple Run Series Book 2)

by Toni Shiloh

Genre: African-American/Contemporary Romance/Military/Christian

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Delaney Jones has finally started to pick up the pieces of her shattered life after the death of her husband, Parker. Just as she adjusts to a new normal, in walks Army soldier, Luke Robinson. When she finally makes the decision to trust him, the world deals her a heavy blow.

Sergeant First Class Luke Robinson can’t get over his part in the death of Delaney’s husband. Hoping to assuage his guilt, he offers to lend a hand. He never counted on the feelings she evokes with just a smile. Will his secrets widen the gulf, or will he finally find absolution?

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Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy can accomplish some amazing things. It can give people suffering from degenerative diseases years of extra mobility, it can help people who’ve had strokes regain some of the skills they need to live productive lives, and it’s often the first step in helping people who’ve had serious accidents learn to move and even walk normally again.

But can physical therapy help with other conditions like fibromyalgia? To find out, let’s talk about how physical therapy works, whether it might help with treating fibromyalgia, and how you can start looking for a physical therapist near you.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Simply put, physical therapy is a branch of medicine that focuses on restoring mobility and function to people who have medical conditions that limit those things.

If someone were to suffer an injury that damages their spinal cord, for instance, they would probably be referred to a physical therapist. Using a variety of techniques and exercises, the physical therapist would then help that person strengthen the muscles and nerve connections that make walking possible. And with enough effort, that physical therapy might help that person walk again.

But physical therapy doesn’t just focus on the muscles. Someone could suffer from a stroke that damages their ability to write. In that case, a physical therapist would help them learn to use their hands the way they did before and focus on restoring the connections in the brain that make writing possible.

Physical therapists are licensed medical professionals who need post-graduate education in their field and have to pass a rigorous exam. So they get all the training they need to make a serious difference in people’s lives.

But can physical therapists make a difference when it comes to fibromyalgia?

Physical Therapy And Fibromyalgia

We think that fibromyalgia has something to do with the nervous system, but the symptoms seem to be mostly physical. People with fibromyalgia suffer from pain all over the body and often have a hard time moving as well as they did before they developed the condition. So it makes sense that a physical therapist might be able to help.

And according to studies, they can. There are a number of different therapies that do seem to reduce the severity of fibromyalgia symptoms.

TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a process of using electrical current to stimulate the nerves in a way that reduces pain and improves mobility. It’s something that physical therapists often use in cases of chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. And according to evidence, it can be effective for treating the condition.

Another effective treatment that physical therapists use is something called trigger point injections. In many conditions like fibromyalgia, the muscles develop trigger points, where the tightness of the muscle causes pain that radiates throughout the body. By injecting different drugs like corticosteroids or pain relievers directly into the trigger points, physical therapists can help reduce the amount of pain a patient experiences.

Massage, another technique that physical therapists use, can also help by decreasing the amount of stress in the muscles and releasing some of the tightness that can contribute to pain.

A good physical therapist will combine some or all of these techniques to create a treatment plan that works for the patient. But they will also try to create an overall wellness plan by meeting with a patient and assessing their needs. This might include helping you find exercises that don’t aggravate your symptoms and help you manage your symptoms in the long term. They may also refer you to a nutritionist to help establish a healthy diet that will benefit your overall health.

There are a lot of different ways that physical therapy can help with fibromyalgia. So if you’re interested in trying it out, the next step is to find a physical therapist who is right for you.

Finding A Physical Therapist

One of the best ways to find a physical therapist is to ask your doctor for a recommendation. They may be able to work with you find one in your area who is also covered by your insurance and navigate some of the legal hurdles involved in getting it cleared by the insurance company.

If you’d prefer to find one on your own, you might consider asking friends or family for recommendations. Failing that, you can usually find one online. This gives you the added bonus of being able to consult some reviews to make sure it’s a good fit.

The American Physical Therapy Association offers a great tool on their website that will contain a listing of physical therapists in your area that you can consult.

 

The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Escape with Me” by Lisa Eugene

Title: Escape with Me
Author: Lisa Eugene
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 2, 2018
Cover Designer: Blushing Books
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Jealousy was her sin
Lust was her savior
An ordinary woman did an extraordinary thing
Stepped out of her box, and tore down the confining walls
Guilt gave her purpose,
fueled her determination to find her missing sister.
A small-town girl must learn to survive in a tough, unforgiving city
In a world of dangerous lies, dark secrets and hungry shadows
She finds an ally in an NFL superstar
A man whose sexy vitality rivals his drive to win
He’s a force to be reckoned with, a god on and off the field
But his reckless passion and damaged soul
may prove to be an even greater danger
Her love for him may only destroy her
Because in the end, can she save him?

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Eugene began writing as a way to mentally escape from the hectic medical world where she has been a practicing nurse for over twenty years. She loves to incorporate her medical background into her steamy, romantic reads. Her books are fast paced, emotional roller-coasters—and her fans always enjoy the ride.
When she’s not plotting her next dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure, you can find her juggling a full time job, playing soccer mom, or curled up reading a good romance. Lisa loves hearing from fans.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Beneath Deception: An Unbreakable Series” by A.L. Long

Title: Beneath Deception

Series: Unbreakable #1

Author: A.L. Long

Genre: Adult, Erotic Suspense

Published: May 30, 2018

Award winning author of the Shattered Innocence Trilogy

Everyone has a story and for Xavier London, he preferred to keep his hidden. As ruthless as he was, he still had morals and those morals included betraying the one man who saved his life. He never thought that meeting one woman could change everything.

Tessa Sands never knew the truth about her life, nor did she ever question it. The only life she knew was the one she was taught, disciplined by the man who raised and groomed her to be only his. But, when another man entered her life, she slowly begins to discover that she had been deceived from the start. Can she find true love or will his secrets get in the way?

Their love for each other will be tested. Only they can determine if love will win.

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Some would call me a little naughty but I see myself as a writer of spicy thoughts. Being an erotic romance writer is something that I never imagined I would be doing. There is nothing more rewarding than to put your thoughts down and sharing them. I began writing three years ago and have enjoyed every minute of it. When I first began writing, I really wasn’t sure what I was going to write. It didn’t take me long to realize that romance would be my niche. I believe that every life deserves a little bit of romance, a little spice doesn’t hurt either. When I am not writing, I enjoy the company of good friends and relaxing with a delicious glass of red wine.

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“CSA Case Files (Volume 1)” by Kennedy Layne

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CSA Case Files (Volume 1)

by Kennedy Layne

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Military/Anthology/Romance

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes the first box set of the CSA Case Files series! Follow along as each book conveys a team member’s story as they work together on investigations that lead them down perilous paths of passion, intrigue and suspense…

Captured Innocence (CSA Case Files 1)

When a killer sets his sights on Lauren, Connor is forced to grabble with the reality of their relationship. He has the training it takes to catch a murderer, but does he have the courage to escape his inner demons and capture Lauren’s heart?

Sinful Resurrection (CSA Case Files 2)

Sins of the past have been resurrected, predetermining Jax and Emily’s path to love. Jax doesn’t know how he’ll walk away this time or if he even wants to. Emily is determined to expose a high-level official within the United Nations and walk away unscathed. She wants a second chance with her first love — even if it kills her.

Renewed Faith (CSA Case Files 3)

Is it possible to renew one’s faith in love? Kevin’s current case crosses paths with Elle’s past. Secrets and lies encircle them as a killer ups the stakes in a cat and mouse game meant for only one winner. When time runs out, Kevin intends to be the last man standing — in life and love.

Series Description: Crest Security Agency (CSA) is run by Gavin Crest, a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He has personally selected his own former military team members, both men and women, to configure a seamless Special Operations Capable (SOC) unit. Working together on investigations, domestically and abroad, each team member will find their niche in life and love. Follow along as Kennedy Layne conveys each of their stories as they work together on investigations that lead them down perilous paths of passion, intrigue and suspense…

 

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“Loki (The Highland Clan Book 1)” by Kiera Montclair

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Loki (The Highland Clan Book 1)

by Kiera Montclair

Genre: Historical Romance/Medieval/Scottish

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A warrior with a haunted past and the lass who vows to love him forever.

Loki Grant’s first memories are of living in a crate behind an inn in Ayr, struggling to survive. Clan Grant saved him from his lonely existence and took him in as one of their own. But though the Highlands have become his home and he loves his adopted parents, Brodie and Celestina, Loki feels lost. Part of him is still that scrappy wee lad who relied on his wits to survive the streets, and he is not sure he belongs. The feistiest and most beautiful lass in the clan, Arabella, steals his heart, but when her father resists the match because Loki is not of clan blood, Loki decides to confront his past. He wishes to satisfy Bella’s father by discovering his parentage, but he also hopes his quest will help him understand his purpose.

As far as Arabella is concerned, Loki Grant is the wiliest, brawest, and most handsome warrior in existence. She is determined to have him as her husband regardless of what her father thinks. So when Loki’s search for his sire leads him into trouble, she rushes headlong after him.

Together, Loki and Arabella must discover the dark secrets of Loki’s origins, for only by confronting the past can they hope for a bright future together.

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