There are a variety of different sports therapies to help active people stay healthy and pain-free.

Some active people may need a combination treatment in order to get the results they need. One such treatment is Integrative, Regenerative & Manual Medicine. IRM focuses on musculoskeletal conditions and injuries that involve ligaments, tendons, muscles or repetitive motion syndromes.

Dr. Tara Frix of Total HealthCare Medical Centers explains this treatment focuses on the cause of the condition rather than just the symptoms. It combines several treatment measures, such as bio-therapeutic injectables, chiropractic therapies, regenerative injection therapy, physical modalities and nutrition. (678) 999-8531

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Here is a sneak peek at Sherri’s Best List for August!

CinéBistro - I had not been there until this past Saturday and I may never go to another movie theatre again! It is the most beautiful, comfortable, clean place I have ever watched a movie. The seats are unbelievably cozy and there is a full menu and bar. In fact, the bar atmosphere is so nice you might enjoy it even if you are not seeing a movie.The digital quality of the screen is beyond anything I’ve witnessed. It’s hands down my favorite place to see a movie, and that says a lot. I try to see a movie at least once a week and last week I saw three! After 6 p.m., it’s adults only at this movie theatre. Check out their “Movies & Mimosas!” brunch, which is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Details: 1004 Town Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30319, (404) 333-0740,

NEBO Lumiere™ Flashlight
This compact, high intensity flashlight has a feminine twist. Constructed from anodized aircraft grade aluminum, it uses one powerful LED for 110,000 hours of light. Don’t let the jeweled non-slip grip fool you – the LUMIÈRE™ shows off its tough side with the aggressive self defense face. It is very utilitarian and a must for every purse. $10.99
Details: Available at Atlanta Batteries Plus locations, 4418 Roswell Road, (404) 256-0310,

Chan Luu bracelets 
I found out about these bracelets through my girlfriend, Christiane, while visiting her daughter, Carden, in the hospital. After suffering a head injury from a scary fall, Carden still had the presence of mind to tell the ambulance drivers not to cut her “Channy” off her arm. The good news is they were able to remove it without damage and Carden has the green light from the doctors to return to normal UGA college life. These colorful bracelets are fabulous and inspired by designer Chan Luu’s international travels.

Lobe WonderLobe Wonder – This undetectable, hypoallergenic clear patch provides relief for women who suffer from the unsightly enlargement of earring holes, a problem that can be caused by a heavy earring. It is undetectable when applied to the back of the ear lobe, and when pierced by an earring, the patch bears a major part of the earring weight, relieving the ear lobe of the pressure and pulling of the earring. They can also protect healthy ear lobes and be used to prevent damage to the lobes before it happens. Lobe Wonder is a practical, inexpensive, easy-to-use product. At $6 per box, each box contains 60 patches.

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Best Self Atlanta Magazine‘s upcoming September issue cover story will feature a candid conversation with Atlanta’s own Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CNN’s chief medical correspondent and Emmy-award winning journalist will share his professional and personal insight on the importance of good health, The 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge and all the latest ways to feel our best!

And there’s more! Men looking to keep fit should not miss out on this special men’s health issue!  We’ll be highlighting unique tips from local experts on how to stay active and injury-free at any age, helpful health and fitness advice from exercise gurus, a spotlight on prostate cancer awareness month and a local celebrity interview with Q-100’s The Bert Show’s Jeff Dauler.

Feel great and get fit with our over 40 men’s workout and stay inspired with Diamond Dallas Page’s DDP yoga. Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s September issue is the man’s road map you need for a more energized you!

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By Addie Balenger

As you watch the summer Olympics in London, be on the lookout for these Olympic athletes who hail from the Atlanta area, and give them a few extra cheers. There are 20 Olympic athletes who either call Atlanta their home or attended college in the area.

Atlanta is represented well in the swimming and diving arena. Seven Atlanta athletes will compete in the summer Olympics, including Eric Shanteau, Kathleen Hersey, Andrew Gemmell, Shannon Vreeland, Amanda Weir, Kara Lynn Joyce, Allison Schmitt and Chris Colwill.

Two-time Olympian and head coach for SCAD Atlanta’s cross country team, Avard Moncur, will participate at this year’s summer Olympics in London as well. Moncur will compete in the 4×400-meter relay for the Bahamas.

Track and Field Olympic athletes include George Kitchens Jr., Christian Taylor, Reese Hoffa, Aries Merritt, Chaunte Lowe, Hyleas Fountain and Angelo Taylor. Angelo Taylor, winner of the 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics, will be looking to reclaim his title. Don’t miss the American women’s high jump record holder Chaunte Lowe as she leaps to what looks like gravity defying heights in her event.

Three Atlanta representatives will compete in canoeing: Erick Hurd, Tim Hornsby and Jeff Larimer. Other athletes include Angel McCoughtry in basketball and John Isner in tennis.

Check out NBC’s Olympic television schedule to find out when these Atlanta competitors will be in action.

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Beat the Atlanta summer heat by taking the family to the newly opened  splash pad in Perkerson Park, a 50-acre green space located in the residential neighborhood of Capitol View.

Opened in May, the splash pad was the vision of Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta City Council member  Joyce Sheperd and it features the artwork of Maria Artemis in a series of granite boulders that form a fountain and double as seating. Kids can play around the in-ground spray elements for a refreshing good time.

Besides frolicking in the water, park-goers can also enjoy using the park’s tennis courts, basketballs courts, a playground, ball fields, walking paths and more.

770 Deckner Ave., Atlanta, GA 30310, There is free parking available along Deckner Ave. and in a parking lot next to the playground.

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By Krysta Wilkins

Head to the Midtown Art Cinema this Sunday, July 29 to join and meet Hollywood star Sally Kellerman at the screening of the 1970s classic, M*A*S*H. Come out to watch this satirical, anti-war comedy, playing at 10:15 a.m. and stick around for a discussion about the making of the film with starlet Sally Kellerman.

Tickets are  $25 for general admission and $75 for VIP. VIP guests will have reserved seating and get the opportunity to talk with Kellerman at a champagne brunch at Après Diem. The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is also pleased to announce a special $10 discount price – just enter the code “cinema club” when you checkout.

Later, sit in on Sally Kellerman Unplugged and enjoy an evening of stories about the starlet’s 45 years in the movie industry. Tickets for this event are only $25 and are a great way to learn even more about Kellerman. And just in case you can’t make it Sunday night, you can catch Kellerman Friday or Saturday night at Jerry Farber’s Side Door.

For more information about these events and tickets, call (404) 294-1440, extension 1.

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By Addie Balenger

As summer winds down, the August issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine is packed with ideas to make the most of the end of the season. Pick up your August issue on newsstands next week. Check out the list of pickup spots located around the city.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside:

  • Dealing with muscle or joint pains that won’t go away? In our Best Finds section, learn about the different types of sports therapies that can provide relief to all sorts of aches and where they are offered in Atlanta.
  • Learn the truth about what healthy eating can do for you in our feature story, The Real Cost of Today’s Food. Associate Publisher Patti Stephens and her family share their healthy meal making secrets and tips.
  • End the summer right by participating in one of the charity events in our August give-back guide, and read about other fun activities, like rafting down the Ocoee River in our Best Fun section.

As always, keep in mind that it’s important to take measures that help you be your best self. Whether it’s trying out a sports therapy, changing your eating habits, or taking a fun day to rejuvenate, do something to improve yourself!

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Atlanta’s local doctors provide answers to all your medical questions. One Best Self reader asked: Are there any other symptoms that I should be aware of that could indicate the presence of venous insufficiency (a condition in which the flow of blood through the veins is impaired)?

Darrell Caudill, MD, FACS from VeinInnovations: Yes. Common symptoms include swelling of the feet and swelling of the ankles. The legs may also become more restless and easily fatigued, particularly at night. Of course, an acutely swollen leg may also indicate a DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, which is a serious problem and requires immediate intervention.

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Kick start your workout at the newly opened The Bar Fitness. Created by a group of brothers who share a love for fitness, this facility offers yoga, kickboxing and unique workouts named after mixed drinks.

Their B-Fit group training program incorporates exercises using kettlebells, climbing ropes, sledgehammers and more to target each of your muscle groups. Come take a free intro class every Saturday at 10 a.m.
908 Bowen St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, (678) 264-8025

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By Addie Balenger

If you’re looking for an offbeat way to spend this Saturday at 5p.m., consider joining Jonathan Prince, a renowned lifestyle runner, philanthropist and OrthoLite brand ambassador, at his Runners Exchange campaign. Prince will lead a one-mile run tour at Piedmont Park as part of his efforts to promote an active lifestyle. In addition, all race participants will be provided with OrthoLite insoles. Prince will personally testify as to how the strength and cushioning of the insoles has positively impacted his running.

Dubbed the “Prince of Strides,” Jonathon uses his endurance running to encourage others to put their dreams into action. Prince always runs for a cause, recording over 12,000 miles in his career. His first major feat was to run from California to Georgia to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims.

This past June, OrthoLite and Prince announced their partnership. OrthoLite supports Prince as he travels the country in his Runners Exchange campaign, a multi-city one-mile tour led by Prince to encourage active and healthy lifestyles. OrthoLite is the leader of open cell foam insoles that reduce moisture and provide layered comfort.

The event will take place at the Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive Northeast at the 10th street entrance.

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