How Do You Know If Fear Is Limiting You?

Thieves

People who have known me for a long time have told me “oh, Brenda, you are so brave, you aren’t afraid of anything!” Cue hysterical laughter from me. I was a worrier as a kid and seem to think it’s somewhat normal to push beyond my comfort zone….here is a little snippet of a poem […]

Meet Shana – Full Time Front Desk at Monarch

2020

“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.”  Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea 2020 brings a lot of new things—new decade, new year, and even new staff members at Monarch. We welcome Shana Allen as a full-time employee up front—you probably have already talked to her on the phone or seen […]

HOT TOPIC: Do you do Massages at Monarch?

Massage

First of all, great question! We have 3 Massage Therapists on staff (Elizabeth, Lisa, and Brenda), who are all trained in myofascial release therapy (MFR).  You can see any of them for MFR therapy, or what we refer to as wellness. It seems like the word Massage is a big hang up for some people, because they associate that with what they have had […]

What is it you do at Monarch? Can you help me?

Brenda and John

Great question this week from someone I ran into at the basketball game on Friday. They know I am a Physical Therapist, but what kind of patients do I see??? At Monarch, we have all taken years of training with John F Barnes Myofascial release, to holistically look at the entire body looking for areas […]

What the Heck is a Myofascial Release Intensive?

I just wanted to answer a few questions we get in the office, so here goes: What the heck is a myofascial release intensive?? Intensives are very intentional therapy sessions scheduled several days in a row, usually for 1-3 hours each day. If you have a prescription for physical therapy, some sessions might be eligible […]

You Do So Much, Do You Ever Rest?

Cabo Resort

2019 was a year of a lot of personal changes for me. I am a huge fan of being the eternal student and to keep learning. Personal development and emotional deep dives into my personality type are a great way for me to learn more about myself and my strengths, as well as notice my […]

How to Stay Active Even Though it’s Dark Wayyyyyyy too Early!

Weather

I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of early darkness and cold weather—I’m a summer sunshine girl, and I can only handle so much!!! It’s just not healthy to go to bed at 7pm (even if it feels like 10:30!) every night, and for me, it’s much harder to work out/stay […]

There are Moments in Life That Really do Take our Breath Away

Breathing

Have you ever noticed any of the following: You find yourself holding your breath when watching TV or at the movies You are gripping the steering wheel on the morning commute and breathing really shallow You are getting a massage and notice you just aren’t able to relax and are holding your breath You barely […]

We Can Help With Pelvic Floor Problems

“Brenda, I did not know you could help me with that, I would have come in sooner”. Yes, just call us and we will try and get you in this week. “I’ve had this pain in my butt for several months. Can you  help me with that?” Yes, pelvic floor tightness often feels like butt […]

Carolyn’s Story About Physical Therapy and Monarch YOU Classes

Meet Carolyn. She came to Monarch because of a bladder issue and saw Amber, one of our therapists. Carolyn quickly began experiencing relief, but she kept wanting more results. Amber told her that she should attend one of the exercise classes that Monarch offers, but Carolyn wasn’t sure about it at first. But as time […]