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Good Eats and Treats: Thanksgiving ’14 Edition

Posted on November 22, 2014 by

Thanksgivng 2014 is merely a week away, and we wanted to share a couple of our favorite recipes with you. The first recipe is a simple yet delicious Tollhouse Pie. With a billion pumpkin pie recipes floating around out there, we decided to share something you can make for the chocolate lovers at your table. The second recipe we refer to simply as Pineapple Deliciousness, and it’s guaranteed to add some ‘sweet’ to the other side dishes on you table. Please remember—we’d LOVE for you to share your recipes with us! This month, if you email us your favorite holiday recipe, we’ll enter your name in a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks gift card. Simply send your recipe to We look forward to trying them out!

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie

Nestle Pie


2 eggs

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks, melted, and cooled to room temperature)

1 6oz pkg Nestle Toll House semi-sweet morsels 

1 9-inch unbaked pie shell

Optional: 1 cup walnuts, whipped cream or ice cream


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

2. In large bowl, beat eggs until foamy

3. Add flour, sugar and brown sugar and beat until well blended

4. Blend in COOLED melted butter

5. Stir in Nestle Toll House morsels and nuts (if desired)

6. Pour into pie shell and bake for 1 hour or until crust is golden brown

7. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream

Pineapple Casserole/Deliciousness

Pineapple Stuff


30 oz pineapple tidbits (drained)

3 eggs beaten

2 cups sugar

1 cup half & half

5 slices of white bread (Wonderbread if possible) cubed

1 stick of butter


Stir all ingredients together. Pour in a 2 quart casserole pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Yes, it’s that easy!!!!

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Hard Work (With A Lot of Fun!) Paying Off: Mulligans Part II

Posted on November 22, 2014 by

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Ryan taping John’s knee while he practices his table surfing

On September 19th and 20th, we convinced Rick Crowell from the Mulligan Concept team into joining us yet again for some more Mobilization With Movement training.  After completing the Upper Extremity course in January, our therapists were excited to learn some new tricks for treating the lower extremities and back injuries.  We were MOST DEFINITELY not disappointed.  We came away with dozens of new treatment techniques to help our patients with back, hip, knee, and ankle pain…while of course having tons of fun along the way (see above picture)!  Just as exciting as our ‘in clinic’ techniques, we learned new taping and patient home treatment techniques to help with carryover from the clinic to daily life. As we hope you know by now…our goal is to get you BETTER FASTER and keep you BETTER LONGER!


So…what’s so great about Mobilization With Movement (MWM) techniques? Why would you want to ‘let’ us use MVM on you? Simple–all techniques are designed to be pain-free, provide immediate results, and produce long lasting effects.  Most of these techniques are quick and simple and can make a HUGE impact, often the first time they are performed. We’re already seeing great results from patients with back, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and are excited to get more practice using these techniques as we prepare for our final Mulligan course in early 2015.  We’re proud that all of our therapists are one step closer to becoming Certified Mulligan Practitioners (see more information about that here), but even more importantly are excited to have more tools in our pain relief arsenal (yep, that was corny….but honest!!!)!


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Rick teaching a two-person treatment technique for the lower back


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John performing a treatment for hip pain with a belt

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Rick demonstrating a traction technique using a belt



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Around Town: Free Festivities

Posted on November 20, 2014 by

We’re in the holiday season, and in spite of all the joy and cheer, the season can be a drain–on our bank accounts! Not only are many of us buying presents for kids and family (have to get crazy Aunt Louise something!), we’re also attending fun events around town, many of which come at a cost. With that in mind, we thought we would provide you with a list of events you won’t want to miss that will cost you no more than the gas to get there. Please, if you know of an event not listed, we invite you to share it with us!  This month, if you email us with a free event, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card from Starbucks. Simply email the event to, or write it in the comments section. Enjoy the season!!!!


Christmas Candlelight Service: The Citadel

Citadel Candlelight

The South Carolina Corps of Cadets will present to the Charleston community the annual Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 5-7) in Summerall Chapel.


The combined cadet choir, accompanied by a cadet brass ensemble, will observe the events of Advent, the Annunciation, the Birth of the King, and Epiphany through Scripture lessons and carols. Traditional and international favorites will be sung, and special highlights will include the Procession of Lights.


The hour-long program is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking on campus and seating in the chapel. For more information, call (843) 953-5049.


Christmas Tree Lightings, Parades, and MORE!


**Please click this link for a printable parking voucher to park FREE for 2 hours courtesy of the City of Charleston for any of events 1 through 4 listed below.


1) Downtown Charleston Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 6, 4:30-6


2) City of Charleston Holiday Parade: Sundays, December 7th, 2-4pm; begins at Colonial Lake, proceeds to Broad Street, down to King Street, concluding at Marion Square


3) Santa & Ms. Claus, live entertainment, decorations, fun activities: Friday, December 12 & 19th, Marion Square


4) Holiday Parade of Boats: Saturday, December 13th @ 5:30pm, waterfront of Charleston Harbor


5) Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade: Sunday, December 14, Coleman Boulevard; The tree lighting and fireworks display begins at approximately 5:30 pm at Moultrie Middle School, immediately followed by the parade beginning at around 5:45 pm; the parade starts at the intersection of Coleman Boulevard and Pelzer Drive, then continues past Shem Creek to conclude at the Sea Island Shopping Center around 7:15 pm.


6) Holiday Movie Under the Stars: On December 12, the Town of Mount Pleasant and Cinebarre are presenting an outdoor movie at the RL Jones Center (391 Egypt Road, Mount Pleasant); concessions are available beginning at 5:30 and the movie will show from 6:30 to 9:00; dress warmly!!!


7) North Charleston Christmas Parade and Festival: Join the fun on Saturday, December 6, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm around Park Circle with the Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00 pm. The Christmas Festival includes a Holiday Market with children’s activities, craft and food vendors, and live musical performances on two stages. The Christmas Parade begins at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down Montague, around Park Circle, and concludes at Armory Park. The tree lighting will take place just prior to the parade.



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