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Movement is Medicine

78 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Annie ArmstrongWebsite

A modern manual therapy exploration of movement, pain, healing and hope with your host Barry Napier, Dr. Annie Armstrong, and the medical team at Head 2 Toe Spine and Sports Therapy.

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Move Beyond the Myths: What You Should Know About Car Accidents Before It's Too Late

November 14th, 2023


Welcome to another episode of the Movement is Medicine Show! In today's extra special episode, we have the expert on car accidents and injuries, Cory Osborne, joining us to share his expertise.

With the increase in …

Chronic Jaw Pain and Neck Relief: How Dr. Rebecca Taylor Can Help

October 26th, 2023


Unlock the Missing Link to Neck Pain Relief

Chronic neck stiffness and pain slowing you down? There may be an overlooked piece of the puzzle you and your doctors have been missing.

Join us as expert dentist Dr. Rebecca …

Bounce Back from Auto Accidents: Dive into Dynamic Movement Therapy for Swift Healing

October 9th, 2023


🚗💥 Car crash? Let's review the Road to Recovery! 🛣️ Welcome to 'The Movement is Medicine Show,' where we get REAL about healing.

Today, we’re diving deep into the world of auto accidents with the brilliant Dr. Annie …

Discover the Surprising Benefits of Chiropractic & Manual Therapy During Pregnancy

August 31st, 2023


Say Goodbye to Pregnancy Pains! Chiropractic Care's Got Your Back (Literally!)

Hey there, and welcome to another episode of the Movement is Medicine Show! This one's a special treat, especially for all you soon-to-be …

Decoding Low Back Pain: Unmasking the Misconceptions about Sciatica and Its True Causes

August 17th, 2023


Think your low back pain is sciatica? 🤔 Think again! Maybe, but probably not. Dive into this enlightening episode as our expert, Dr. Ashley demystifies common myths surrounding low back pain. 🚫 Discover the truth …

Beware the Backyard: Protect Your Low Back from Unexpected Dangers

August 10th, 2023


Dr. Ashley dives deep into understanding the nuances of lower back health, especially when engaging in backyard activities.

Key Insights from the …

Supercharging Your Chiropractic Treatment: The Athletic Trainer's Magic Touch

August 2nd, 2023


Jump into our latest podcast episode where we chat all about the awesome combo of chiropractic sports docs and athletic trainers. We spill the beans on how these health pros work together like a dream team to help you …

What's in an Athletic Trainer's Toolkit? Here's how our AT's can help you heal.

June 28th, 2023


Ever wondered what magic lies within an Athletic Trainer's toolkit? Join us on this special episode as we unwrap the abilities of our Athletic …

Learning to Move Again: The Challenges of Post-Surgery Rehab with Dr. Annie

June 14th, 2023


On this episode of Movement is Medicine Show, Barry is joined by Dr. Annie to discuss the importance of continuing the healing process and not giving up early. They delve into the complexities of rehab and recovery …

Reclaiming Your Groove: The Journey from Chronic Pain to Fluid Movement

May 17th, 2023


Get ready for a whirlwind ride on this episode of the Movement is Medicine Show! 🎢 We dive headfirst into the world of physical activity, exploring its power to make us feel invincible, yet acknowledging its potential …

The Recovery Journey: From Repair to Rebuild After an Injury

May 4th, 2023


Welcome to another thrilling episode of the Movement is Medicine Show, where today we'll be diving into the world of healing odysseys and unraveling the mysteries of pain! 🌟

Join our hosts as they chat with a special …

Unlock Your Athletic Potential: Nutrition, Recovery & Secrets for Peak Performance

April 20th, 2023


On this episode of the Movement is Medicine Show, we explore the topic of peak performance for athletes who have an upcoming competition. Our guest speaker, Dr. Tim shares his experience and knowledge of optimizing …

Taming the Stress Beast: Conquering 3 Types of Stress, Including Toxic Stress

April 5th, 2023


Welcome to another exciting episode of the Movement is Medicine podcast! This week, we're diving into the complex world of stress and teaching you how to handle it like a pro. 🌊

In this episode, we discuss:

1️⃣ The 3 …

Cracking the Code of Nerve Pain: Expert Strategies for Effective Treatment

March 23rd, 2023


In this episode of the Movement as Medicine show, Dr. Ashley discusses nerve pain and shares some unique ways to treat it. She starts by defining nerve pain and explains how she approaches it by examining the …

How to heal from a major injury with Dr. Annie Armstrong

February 14th, 2023


If you've been struggling with a knee injury or other significant injury, Dr. Annie is here to share her experience recovering my a severe skiing accident this year. Join us on the show to hear all about what happened, …

Fitness for a Healthier and Happier You: Tips and Strategies to Get Fit and Stay Healthy with special guests from Industrious

January 19th, 2023


On this episode of the Movement is Medicine show, “Fitness for a Healthier and Happier You: Tips and Strategies to Get Fit and Stay Fit”, we provide …

Top 3 Tips for Running Safely for Years with Dr. Annie

January 11th, 2023


As you may or may not know, Dr. Annie (founder of Head 2 Toe) is a huge running advocate for physical health, mental well-being, and overall wellness. But running can get a bad rap as being hard on the body and …

Heal Tendonitis and Build Muscle Using Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

December 20th, 2022


Join on on the Movement is Medicine show with Dr. Lee. We will discuss the latest developments and research in an exciting new therapy we're using at Head 2 Toe. We'll explore how it works, who it's suitable for, and …

How to Stay Injury Free & Have a Great Winter Sport Season with Dr. James

December 5th, 2022


Join Dr. James, our avid winter sports fanatic as he shares his 3-part framework to stay health and have a great winter sports season. If you ski, snowboard, or love getting out to enjoy the winter wonderland, then this …

The Best Way to Empower Your Health is by Building a Healthcare Team with Dr. Angila Jaeggli

November 16th, 2022


We believe that the best way to empower your health is by building a healthcare team. This includes finding different types of providers who can help you feel your best. You're in charge of your health, so find the …

How your mindset can help or hurt your healing

October 26th, 2022


Do you want to heal faster?

Tune into the Movement is Medicine podcast to learn how your mindset can help or hurt your healing. We talk with Dr. Lee about how you can optimize your health and well-being. You’ll be …

Celebrating 17 Years in Business, 1 Year at the New Clinic, and Almost 10,000 Patients Treated

October 19th, 2022


During our annual patient celebration week, we catch up with Dr. Annie to talk about the long, fun, and wonderful journey she's had building Head 2 …

Dr. Ashley's Top 3 Lifestyle Tips to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Moving Pain Free

September 27th, 2022


Join us on the Movement is Medicine show to get caught up with Dr. Ashley. She sat down with us back in August to share her top 3 tips for living your best life.

The 3 Phases of Healing: A Holistic Approach to Healing the Body

September 21st, 2022


Over the last 20 years we've systematically observed how people respond to the variety of treatments we use to help them heal. Over time, we've built a three phase system that works exceptionally well at providing both …

How to Keep Your High School & College Athletes Injury Free with Dr. James

August 31st, 2022


Dr. James drops by the studio to share tips and tricks to keeping younger athletes injury free. Dr. James was a high school athlete himself, dealing …

Dr. Lee is Almost Back! Appointments Open Now Starting September 19th

August 23rd, 2022


On the newest episode of the show we get caught up with Dr. Lee! Good news...he is on the mend and will be returning to the clinic starting September 19th. You can book now online or call the office. 

The Secret to Unlocking Your Genetic Potential with Dr. Yael Joffe PhD RD FACN

August 3rd, 2022


Join Dr. Annie and Dr. Yael in a fascinating conversation around how the right kind of genetic testing can transform your health. Dr. Yael is the founder of 3X4 Genetics - a cutting edge genetic testing platform. Tune …

Becoming a New Dad with Dr. Tim

July 21st, 2022


Welcome back Dr. Tim! On the latest episode we catch up with Dr. Tim and explore being a new dad! We explore how becoming a new parent changes everything including your perspective on life. It's a great episode filled …

Healing from a Major Injury with Dr. Lee

July 5th, 2022


Join Dr. Lee on this special episode of the Movement is Medicine show to hear how he hurt his shoulder and how his healing journey is progressing. …

Inflammation: Your Best Friend and Worst Enemy

June 8th, 2022


Inflammation is the body's natural immune response to injury, infection, or other foreign substances. When the immune system detects something that’s out of place in your body, it creates antibodies to help protect you …

How to Fix Chronic Ear Congestion

May 10th, 2022


Ear congestion can be a pain. It can cause hearing loss, dizziness, and terrible headaches. Whether you're experiencing it for the first time or are afflicted with chronic ear congestion, it can be very frustrating and …

Stretching: Are you doing it wrong?

April 21st, 2022


Stretching is good right? Maybe but maybe not! Chances are how you're stretching is doing more harm than good. Join the team at Head 2 Toe to learn exactly when and when not to stretch.

Headaches No More! Everything you need to know about how to rid yourself of headaches

March 16th, 2022


Headaches are the worst! Especially if you suffer from chronic headaches and have trouble figuring out how to keep them from coming back. On this episode, join Dr. Lee and guest expert Dr. Angila Jaeggli ND for a deep …

Sciatica: What is it, why does it happen, what not to do, and how we fix it

March 2nd, 2022


Sciatica might be one of the most mis-diagnosed issues out there. There's lots of different issues that show up looking like sciatica. This is why we got together with the team to discuss what sciatica really is, what …

Meet Flex - The Dynamo Behind Lynnwood Anytime Fitness & Nutrition Expert

February 2nd, 2022


We're pumped to welcome Flex Velasco to the show. Flex owns the Lynnwood Anytime Fitness next to our clinic. He's an incredible leader, business owner, and extremely passionate about all things health related. On this …

The 6 Pillars of Health: A Framework to Achieving Your 2022 Health Goals

January 19th, 2022


Welcome friends to 2022! We're excited to kick off the new year with an episode that covers the 6 essential pillars of health. This simple, yet profound framework will help you focus and take action towards your goals.

How to Avoid Holiday Burnout (hint: focus on the fundamentals)

November 24th, 2021


The Holidays are here! And it seems like they popped up early this year. But never fear, if you're dreading the Holidays or embracing them, this …

Meet Dr. James - The latest and greatest addition to the team

November 1st, 2021


Tune in and spend a few minutes getting to know our newest doctor - James is an incredible doctor and brings a high level of passion, energy, and enthusiasm to the team. You're going to love getting to know him.

New Clinic October 18th: Here's What You Need to Know

October 4th, 2021


Join the Head 2 Toe team in discussing the new clinic, what you'll love about it, and the logistics of the upcoming move. 

Big News: Head 2 Toe is Moving to a New Location October 2021

August 24th, 2021


Tune in for the big announcement and hear about the cool new clinic space that will be the future home of Head 2 Toe.

Repair. Restore. Rebuild. Three phases of care to help you heal.

July 21st, 2021


Whether you are recovering from an injury or surgery, having help moving again is essential. Manual therapy & chiropractic can get even better when you combine them with corrective exercise for a complete healing …

Aging & Injury: Why it happens & What you can do about it

June 8th, 2021


As we age, injuries tend to increase. On this episode of the show the team discusses why this happens and what you can do to prevent injuries as you …

What's For Lunch?! Here's how you can make lunch the best meal of the day

May 10th, 2021


Join the team to learn how everyone makes lunch healthy and delicious. If you ever wonder how can I make lunch easy, delicious, and fit into a busy lifestyle, then this is the episode for you.

You'll hear favorite …

Hey Parents! Kids getting back into sports? Listen to this first.

April 6th, 2021


With schools reopening & sports returning, it can be a rough transition for kids and parents...

Especially for teenagers who haven't been moving …

What You Need to Know About Laser Therapy for Pain Relief & Accelerated Healing

March 11th, 2021


Welcome to the Movement is Medicine Show! Today we explore the use of laser therapy for pain relief & accelerated healing.

The benefits from laser can sound a bit like sci-fi but this high tech treatment is legit! …

How to Rebuild Your Fitness without Getting Hurt: A guide to returning to the gym

February 18th, 2021


Now that gyms are reopen it's time to rebuild your health and fitness habits. But when getting back into the workout routine, it's easy to overdo it and injury yourself.

Join the team at Head 2 Toe for a discussion and …

The Tips & Tricks For Setting Goals (and Achieving Them) in 2021

January 22nd, 2021


Everyone knows how important it is to set goals, especially when kicking off a New Year...

But most people end up either never getting started on achieving their goals or abandoning them after a few weeks.

Join the Head …

Find Your Purpose, Passion, & Power with Cody Looney from CrossFit Advantage

December 17th, 2020


Welcome Cody Looney to the Movement is Medicine show! On this fun filled and energetic episode, Cody shares how he found his purpose, power, and unlocked his passion to help others through fitness. 

Cody is the owner …

Meet Reign Fitness: Custom Programming in a Safe, Individualized Gym Setting

November 18th, 2020


On this episode of the show, we hang out with James & Willie, co-owners/founders of Reign Fitness. 

Reign has a unique approach to helping people achieve their fitness goals by using a personal training meets …

How to Get Your Mindset Right with Success Coach Janice Hughes

November 11th, 2020


On this episode we have special guest, Janice Hughes, a success mindset coach who helps leaders and individuals level up in life.

Janice joins the …

Why You Should Think About Eating Your Water vs Drinking It: Exploring the Science of Quench

October 19th, 2020


We all know that hydration is critical to look and feel our best...but why do some people stay hydrated even though they don't drink water all day long?

Welcome to the Movement is Medicine show, on this episode the team …

How One Workout Can Destroy Your Low Back (and How We Can Fix It)

October 7th, 2020


Join Dr. Tim and Dr. Lee as they talk real time with our favorite podcast host about how a single workout destroyed his low back.

On this episode, …

Head 2 Toe Origin Story with Dr. Annie

September 30th, 2020


Tune in for a fun conversation with Dr. Annie around the origin story of the clinic.

How did Dr. Annie get the inspiration/idea for the clinic, where did the name come from, how did she build such a great team, and more!

Everything You Need to Know About Your Shoulder

September 15th, 2020


On this episode of the Movement is Medicine show, join the team at Head 2 Toe in a deep dive into the shoulder.

You'll learn what goes wrong, the …

What's Your Long Term Wellness Plan: Dealing with the pandemic

July 30th, 2020


The pandemic isn't ending anytime soon...

In fact, things are getting worse across the US, which makes us ask the question: "What's your long term …

Heading Back to the Gym: Listen to This First

July 1st, 2020


With boutique gyms opening up in Washington state, many people are pumped to get back into the gym.

But making a safe transition back into heavy lifting and high intensity training is key!

What's the point of heading …

The Running Show: How to Prevent Injury & Run Pain Free

June 18th, 2020


As a pre-release to our upcoming Virtual Running Clinic the team got together to talk about running.

Listen in for tips, tricks, ideas and insights into how you can take your running game to the next level and stay …

Quarantips, Ideas & Insights to Keep You Happy, Healthy and Moving

May 8th, 2020


Join the Head 2 Toe team for your weekly dose of inspiration, ideas, and insights around how to take care of yourself.

This week the team talks about …

May Quarantips with Head 2 Toe Team

May 1st, 2020


Quarantips with the Head 2 Toe team. 

On this episode we cover:

- best ways to stay positive & productive
- staying connected to friends & family
- clinic updates including telehealth options
- best …

How to Treat Common Aches & Pains From Working at Home

April 17th, 2020


Stay limber, loose, and pain-free when working at home or working out at home. The team shares tips and treatments you can do at home to release sore, tense muscles.

Also, ways to stay positive during the extended …

When Should You Come Into the Clinic During the Stay At Home Order?

April 10th, 2020


One question that's come up, when should you come in for treatment during the statewide lockdown?

It's not a simple answer, but generally, if it's a …

Our Best Quarantips to Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Strong

April 3rd, 2020


We got everyone together to share their best 'quarantips' to stay healthy, happy, and positive.

On this episode, you'll learn:

- our favorite apps to find peace and calm so you can boost your immune strength

- #1 free …

Clinic Updates: Stay At Home Order, We Are Still Open & Seeing Patients!

March 24th, 2020


Here's the clinic update on March 24th, we are open and seeing patients.  Here's what you need to know...

Gym closed? Running outside? Take Care of Your Achilles Tendon

March 18th, 2020


Join the Head 2 Toe team for a lively conversation around protecting your Achilles tendon from injury. 

  • You'll learn to identify an injury before …

Neurodynamics: What is it and How can it help you feel better?

March 5th, 2020


Have you heard of neurodynamics before? Most of us have not.

But this exciting field of specialized medicine can be a life-changer for people dealing with nerve pain related conditions. Join us on the show to discuss …

How to Prevent Injuries During Winter Sports: Wrestling, Basketball, & Outdoor Activities (Snowboarding/Skiing)

February 12th, 2020


Mid-Winter sports are in full swing and we're seeing more people in the clinic with a set of common injuries.

On this episode of the Movement Is …

Understanding Your Fascia

January 23rd, 2020


Most people have heard of their 'fascia', the thin fibrous tissue that covers muscles but don't really understand what it does.

Join the Head 2 Toe team to learn more about this essential system, how it works, what …

Nutrition Response Testing: What Is It & How It Can Help

January 8th, 2020


Have you heard about NRT (nutrition response testing)? It's a non-invasive way to test for food allergies and sensitivities that might be impacting your overall health. Join the Head 2 Toe team to learn from Dr. Tim and …

What Should You Expect From a Chiropractic Adjustment?

December 11th, 2019


The number one thing most people think about when they hear the word chiropractor is cracking and popping backs.

The process of using the hands, …

Everything You Need to Know About Treating Plantar Fasciitis

November 13th, 2019


Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel! In the US, over 2 million patients are treated for this every year. 

What is it? Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that …

Keto vs Paleo: What You Need to Know to Make the Right Choice for Your Goals (Weight Loss, Health or Performance)

October 30th, 2019


On this episode of the Movement is Medicine show you'll learn more about how to properly fuel your body, and find out if Keto or Paleo is right for …

Do You Really Need to Drink Water All Day to Stay Hydrated?

October 9th, 2019


Water is life...

It's required by every person to stay alive & satisfy our health needs. This includes our body composition, mental focus, sleep and recovery

It's true that water is one of the key elements …

How To Prep for the CrossFit Open

September 25th, 2019


The CrossFit Open is one of the biggest workout events of the entire year with almost 430,000 people competing in 2018. This year, regardless if it's your first or your 6th, we share movement prep tips, nutrition …

How Chiropractors Went From Outcasts to Manual Therapy All-Stars

August 28th, 2019


Chiropractors...some people love them, others aren't so sure. Over the last 50 years, there's been tremendous growth in chiropractic. But in 2019, chiropractic treatment isn't just limited to spinal adjustments (at …

Decoding Pain: Understanding the secret language of pain and what your body is trying to tell you

July 31st, 2019


On this episode, the team explores different types of pain and what they are communicating to you. Sharp stabbing pain, dull aches, throbbing pain, …

The Shoulder Episode: How it Works, Why it Gets Hurts, and How to Heal It

July 31st, 2019


The shoulder joint and surrounding soft tissue can be easily injured. Join the team from Head 2 Toe in discussing how the shoulder works, why it's so …

Sport Specialization In Young Athletes: The Good, The Bad, and How to Protect Your Child From Injury

July 31st, 2019


Over the last 20 years, there's been a major shift in how sports are handled with younger athletes, especially for kids under 20. The growing trend has favored specializing in one or two sports to give the child the …

The Low Back Episode: Everything You Need to Heal & Protect Your Low Back

July 31st, 2019


Join Dr. Annie and the Head 2 Toe team in a lively discussion into the low back. Why does it get sore? How can we prevent it? What are the best treatment options? 

Low back pain has reached an all time high in the US …

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