Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:37:02 -0500
This article deals with the role that joint and muscle flexibility have on our health. The clinical manifestations of hyper-flexibility are identified and discussed in detail.
Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:53:56 -0500
One of the most important - and difficult - decisions you may face is the selection of a rehabilitation facility. Philosophies and capabilities can be vastly different from one facility to the next. While some facilities are traditional rehab, others are more geared toward providing nursing home-type accommodations. Look for rehab facilities that cover the entire spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services from physicians and therapists to case managers and dieticians.
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:49:49 -0500
How to heal quicker after exercising or weight training. A different technique to help carry on your routine.
Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:04:45 -0500
Whatever you are recovering from, if it involves physical injury that needs special help then physiotherapy and rehabilitation might be just what you need. This article describes these systems of healing.
Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:49:28 -0500
Physical therapy is not always needed only as a result of a serious accident. Learn some alternative reasons why you may need to see a physical therapist.
Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:07:38 -0600
Musculoskeletal injuries are quite common, particularly if you pursue an active lifestyle. Most of the renowned sports personalities have sustained major injuries at some point, which created gaps during their careers. The key to a complete and speedy recovery lies in keeping up with the practice routine without augmenting damage to the injured tissues.
Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:21:22 -0600
Trigger point therapy is widely used as a therapy for many issues, mostly related to pain. This article explains how the technique works, and who uses it.
Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:04:56 -0600
With a plethora of different physical therapies to choose from, it can become confusing as to what to choose for your issue, and what sort of therapist to see. Myofascial release therapy is a very effective form of treatment, and it is worth learning about as well as learning what sort of practitioner uses it.
Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:25:48 -0600
Many people who are in chronic pain try to move as little as possible. They believe that the less active they are the less pain they will experience. Actually the opposite may be true. People who suffer from conditions that leave them hurting all of the time could possible benefit from physical therapy.
Posted: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:11:07 -0600
A new, patented support that prevents ankle sprains is now available with the intent of cushioning the ankle from an inversion or "roll." Unlike a brace, it fits securely around the outside of any shoe type and allows the user to retain ankle mobility and comfort while still offering protection against sprains.
Posted: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:32:40 -0600
Occupational therapy is an important part of a patient's recovery. It is important to know what is expected and how to best achieve the goal of mobility and function.
Posted: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:47:40 -0600
Athletes exert themselves all the time, which increases their risk for injury. Sports medicine experts know the best ways to treat common problems like stress fractures, strains, sprains, and tennis elbow, no matter how mild or serious these conditions may be.
Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:36:43 -0600
After any injury, surgery or illness, you will go through a process called rehabilitation. This process is where your body gets time to rest, exercise, deal and move on with what has happened. During this process, many of the skills that were lost due to sickness or injury will be relearnt and regained.
Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01:49 -0600
The presentation of back pain in every individual is different and may arise from different origin; therefore the therapeutic exercises to fix it in different individuals will be different too. If you don't experience any pain; just mild stiffness or tension, then you are usually safe using most of the strengthening and stretching exercises. It is always safer to consult the physiotherapist to make sure that your exercise program is correctly chosen for your individual needs. If you experience any sharp tingling, numbness or shooting radiating pain from the spine to the limbs or from the spine to the chest area, these types of symptoms suggest the nerve involvement. So whenever you have back pain especially sharp in nature, try to consult the back specialist who will advise you the type of lower back exercises which are good for you and the ones you should avoid.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:53:25 -0600
One of the biggest challenges a physical therapist can have in the home health setting is getting the patient to be compliant with the home exercise program that has been issued. Of course there are a number of factors involved and, the patients overall determination to improve and if they are internally motivated will play a large part in exercise compliance.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:52:53 -0600
When faced with your first physical or occupational therapy session you may experience nervous or excited emotions due to the fact that this will be a new experience for you. However, you will soon learn that therapy sessions typically consist of a lot of strenuous, physical work. The procedures, treatments, and exercises you undergo while in therapy may be strenuous, and at times even mildly painful. Here are five tips for staying motivated to get through your therapy sessions.
Posted: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:54:27 -0600
Occupational therapy is an effective tool in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Proper care can often provide individuals with improved quality of life and day-to-day functionality.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:03:27 -0600
When undergoing a rehabilitation program, your care team will likely consist of a variety of specialized individuals, from your general practice doctor, nurses and home health aides, and a physical or occupational therapist. This team works together to provide you with the treatment and care you need to restore your functional and motor control abilities, as well as your independence. If you are expecting to undergo occupational therapy, here is a guide for what you can expect.
Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 07:16:07 -0600
There is always concerns among a patient when they are about to receive a knee replacement for the first time. Among the many questions you will have regarding the surgical procedure is how long will the knee replacement last? After all, this is major surgery and you do not want to go through this again anytime soon correct? Assuming your surgeon has completed the surgery correctly in regards to aligning the knee components, your habits will pay a big part in dictating how long the surgical procedure will last. In most cases 15-20 years is not unheard of with today's surgical procedures.
Posted: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:48:55 -0600
Sports injuries cause a majority of sports person and sprinters to opt for physiotherapy as per the guidance of eminent medical professionals. Surgeries consume more time in healing major injuries; in comparison, physiotherapy takes lesser time to heal the minor ones. Healing through physiotherapy also doesn't affect the carrier of sportsmen.
Posted: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:25:22 -0600
Hijama is an ancient Islamic therapy, which was discovered in the medieval era. It purifies the blood and improves its flow, which causes a reduction in pain. The modern science also approved the efficiency of Hijama.
Posted: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:24:42 -0600
The muscle tone and shape of the spine take center stage in defining one's posture. In as much as it is naturally possible for the majority of people to attain an upright posture, there are individuals who find it hard to. It might be because of the nature of their job that entails sitting in a slouched position for long in front of a work desk. It is something that can also arise from muscle problems and spinal diseases. In the medical case, additional support might be necessary and this is where the posture braces come into the picture.
Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:19:28 -0600
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession dedicated to restoring a patient's movement and function. By providing medical expert advice, manual therapy and physical education, movement and function is restored. Certain movement and exercises are promoted to help patients manage pain and improve their lifestyles for long. Physiotherapists help patients who suffer from injuries, disabilities, and certain illnesses.
Posted: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:07:07 -0600
What is a total knee replacement and how long does it take to recover? This article briefly discusses what to expect from a total knee replacement and the importance of physical therapy.
Posted: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:33:51 -0600
Learn the benefits of human and robotic physical therapy. Both are important aspects of a modern physical therapy treatment plan.
Posted: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:35:18 -0600
Learn the various conditions which may benefit from physical therapy. These include injury, surgery, and arthritis. Physical therapy can help you have a better quality of life with less pain and greater mobility.
Posted: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:14:43 -0600
Today we are going to be talking about the post season. I'm on the east coast, so now it's starting to get cold as we move into winter. Many of the tri athletes that I work with are now going into post season. What I want you to focus on in this post season is learning and gaining proper new movement patterns. Everyone knows about how the hips are supposed to move and the hip flexors that can be tight. Yet I want you to start focusing on the soft tissue work. Start working with the foam rolling in a sequence of events that is always going to get an area to open. Look at how your hips move and work with the hip flexors. I want you to start gaining more access to it.
Posted: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:56:10 -0600
Hospitals provide many rehabilitation services for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. When surgery isn't enough to completely solve a problem, experienced medical personnel can help you or a loved one recover completely.
Posted: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:38:09 -0600
Learn the various methods used in physical therapy. Also learn the benefits of each method. Physical therapy is used for treatment of a wide variety of conditions and should always be done under the guidance of a physician.
Posted: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:15:14 -0500
Many forms of Martial Arts exist today, and each form has it's own risk for injuries. Injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, bruises, cuts, and overuse symptoms. Following specific rules of engagement, wearing the proper protective gear, and conditioning for the sport are key to injury prevention. Treatment is aimed at decreasing inflammation and pain, and at restoring the flexibility, balance and strength needed for this demanding sport.
Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:03:18 -0500
Concussions in youth sports are on the rise. Prevention, treatment and appropriate return to play are essential. Female athletes are more at risk for concussions, and need an eclectic approach to prevention and management.
Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:14:52 -0500
Are you struggling to attain complete fitness for a long time? Are you exercising for months without achieving significant results? If you are finding real information to get fit then you have landed at the right place.
Posted: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:38:53 -0500
Once your scheduled Physical Therapy after a medical event or total joint replacement surgery is over, you should strongly consider adding a fitness program to your daily routine to help improve your overall health and fitness. Maintaining life long fitness should be everyone's goal to help live a long productive life as we age.
Posted: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:40:02 -0500
The length of time someone experiences knee pain after knee replacement surgery will vary for each person. The reasons can be many however some of the main factors are a persons bodyweight, how consistent they were in the physical rehabilitation after surgery and, their overall prior level of function, strength, and attitude.
Posted: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:16:15 -0500
Stress seems to have a way of making it into everyday life. Whether it is that long commute home, looming deadlines at work or fighting with family members over dinner plans or whose turn it is to wash the dishes, it is certainly a way of life for many people. The effects of prolonged stress, however, may be more damaging than many may think.
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:56:20 -0500
Low back pain affects nearly everyone in their life at some point. learn how to avoid that by doing nothing more than sitting, standing, sleeping the correct way plus one simple exercise for 5-6 repetition every day.
Posted: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:36:17 -0500
Tendonitis can be a painful and annoying problem. This article shares the top symptoms of it, as well as 2 ideas on treating it.
Posted: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:57:32 -0500
Stroke is sudden loss of cerebral consciousness typified by symptoms and signs that may be focal or global, spanning for a period more than 24 hours with the cause mostly traced to vascular origin. The end result is usually a permanent loss of functional ability or death. As the saying goes prevention is better than cure. The following preventing tips will be addressed; regular blood pressure monitoring, dietary modification, exercise, and life style modification.
Posted: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:10:30 -0500
Gait analysis is the systematic study of human motion, during this process the observer uses his eyes and brain couple with instrument for measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles (Levine, et al. 2012) to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their walking abilities. In sports biomechanics it is use to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries.
Posted: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:46:04 -0500
The educational foundation of every child is a serious business; hence it should not be treated with levity. Exercise is a form of medicine and needs to be rightly prescribed. Fresh fruits eaten on an empty stomach flush the system and help mops up the body of free radical hence prolonging life
Posted: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:45:20 -0500
Spinal inter-verterbral discs are highly specialized structures that take part in shock absorption, stability, posture and spinal motions. Some studies shows that we gain approximately 2 cm height after a sleep due to unloading of discs in lying postures thus re-hydration of discs occur. But in the just the first 30 minutes after waking up itself great quantities of dehydration of spinal discs also occur and further challenges in re-hydration of discs continue throughout the day. Pre-sleep stretching exercises may have possible advantages in rectifying the irregular shape of spinal discs and loose/tight spinal ligaments and make the re-hydration process better during sleep. This mechanical means of re-hydration of spinal discs can enhance the longevity of spinal health.
Posted: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:39:02 -0500
People are besieged with the media and their friends and family constantly talking about maintaining a work life balance. If they only knew that achieving that balance without increasing stress levels is not as easy as one, two, and three. After all, the majority of stress in a person's life comes from his or her job. They are under deadline, they were passed over for a much-wanted promotion, or the big meeting is scheduled on the exact same day as a daughter's ballet recital. Work is stress
Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:12 -0500
Dry needling is a process in which filiform needles are used to release trigger points to treat various conditions like headache, tennis elbow, muscle spasms, sciatic nerve pain and myofascial pain. Dry needling and acupuncture are two different types of practice. Search online to find an expert Physio in your area.
Posted: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:02:42 -0500
90% of us have some form of degeneration of the joints. One of the most common is knee osteoarthritis. Here are 5 quick and easy strengthening exercises to help. Better knees in less than 5 minutes.
Posted: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:44:56 -0500
The elderly of our society that we live in had good posture right from an early age. In their early days, many of these people had to follow some serious disciplinary postures to keep their back straight. Although, the next generation heard about these stories, but without any severe reminders of better posture, this generation is presently experiencing some serious consequences of poor posture.
Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:52:03 -0500
The Physiotherapist can primarily emphasize on four principal determinants of 'Professional rapport' - 1. Patient-identified problems 2. Therapist-identified problems 3. Realistic goal settings 4. Explaining personal skill sets & the basis for his confidence.
Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:29:15 -0500
Osteopathic medicine and traditional medicine have very different philosophies about medical care. Osteopathic medicine focuses on the belief that every system in the body is interrelated to the other body systems and interdependent for good health. Osteopathic physicians use modern techniques to treat their patients, just as medical doctors do. However, osteopaths add manipulative medicine to diagnose illness and injury and to enhance the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Posted: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:28:26 -0500
Due to great amount of physical activity involved in sports, the players are always vulnerable to injuries. Sports injury treatment depends on different factors like seriousness of the injury and the effected body part.
Posted: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:47:14 -0500
Sports Physiotherapy is about providing relief to sportsmen and women from injuries. You have to enroll in sports physiotherapy institute as well as gym programs to train yourself for the job.
Posted: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:37:36 -0500
When you are considering the possibility of entering the field of physical therapy or considering finding out more information between the two titles, there is a distinct difference when it comes to the length of the educational programs. When someone in their early twenties comes to me and asks me about the PTA programs, I recommend they do not stop at becoming a PTA but think bigger, and go on to school to become a Registered Physical Therapist. When a middle aged adult comes to me for my opinion and they are looking for a career change and have other obligations in life then, the Physical Therapist Assistant program may be more in line with their time frame and needs.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:27:09 -0500
Physical therapy can be intimidating, but with hard work and perseverance, you can be on the road to getting your life back. A physical therapist can provide solutions, but it is up to you do complete them.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:57:59 -0500
Physiotherapy is used to help restore movement along with full body function to one's body. It is undertaken when someone suffers from injury, ailments or even disability. In case you find yourself struggling with a aches that won't subside, you could opt to try out this method of treatment.
Posted: Tue, 27 May 2014 11:37:56 -0500
Everybody has something different that they want to change about themselves. It is important to do this in the best possible way. Special exercises are going to provide a benefit. Someone who has the special training will be able to help those that do not have the knowledge of what exercises that they should be doing.
Posted: Tue, 27 May 2014 10:33:49 -0500
Cranial osteopathy is a specific and specialized branch of the holistic treatment osteopathy. It involves the gentle manipulation of the bones of the head and is especially used in the treatment of children.
Posted: Wed, 14 May 2014 06:26:35 -0500
Broken bones generally heal well, but once a fracture has occurred, it is important to immediately seek medical treatment to be sure the bone is reset in the correct position. Depending upon the individual, the bone will regenerate and heal. Therefore, it is important for the alignment of the bone to be correctly set to make sure that it is positioned correctly once healed. Some factors which can affect the healing time of a bad fracture include the actual bone that was broken, and the extent of the fracture. Physical therapy may be necessary to fully recover.
Posted: Tue, 13 May 2014 13:01:39 -0500
Physiotherapy is an excellent way to get treatment for injuries as the results are permanent and provides full relief. It is the best alternative for people who do not want to take heavy doses of medicines. Physiotherapy can also help to avoid surgery for an injury. Search online to find expert Physio in your area.
Posted: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:24:29 -0500
Are you wondering if osteopathy could play a part in your approach to your own health care? Whether it's a specific neck or back pain, or general well-being, osteopathy can play a part.
Posted: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:46:14 -0500
My primary job as a doctor who takes care of people who are injured in car accidents is to first and foremost arrive at an accurate diagnosis. With that diagnosis I can put together a treatment plan which will be both effective and cost-effective. Without all of the information including diagnostic testing, it is almost impossible.
Posted: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:57:39 -0500
PEMF is a mode of treatment that has proved to be a success in many studies conducted by the National Institute of Health. PEMF, otherwise known as Pulse Electromagnetic Field is a technique that can be used to correct a number of medical conditions in a cost effective and timely manner. It is very simple to understand how PEMF works.
Posted: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:31:29 -0500
Across the United States, more and more alternative care offices or integrative medical practices are integrating the two services. Chiropractic care and physical therapy working together for your health can help to provide services for relief of pain, injuries as well as a number of other medical conditions.
Posted: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:41:20 -0500
Long-term and post-acute care is a field that requires a great deal of accuracy, precision, and focus in nearly every position. Working to care for those who need it most can be a difficult task, as any doctor will tell you. Thankfully, however, new devices and software are engineered regularly to assist in LTPAC.
Posted: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:26:37 -0500
Fibromyalgia is a pain processing disorder occurring due to abnormalities in how the central nervous system processes pain signals. It is typically characterized by chronic pain that is widespread in nature, fatigue and allodynia (heightened pain in response to touch). Moreover, patients suffering from this disorder are also likely to experience limb weakness, muscle twitches, palpitations, sleep disturbances among other complaints.
Posted: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:36:51 -0500
PEMF refers to pulsed electromagnetic field. This is a type of therapeutic technique that is mostly used in the field of orthopedics. It has found great use in treating non-unions which is a complication of fractured bones whereby the bone fragments fail to heal normally.
Posted: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:02:50 -0500
Joint replacement surgery is a commonly performed elective surgery. It can alleviate ongoing pain in the patient, increase their mobility, and help them perform everyday tasks more easily and without discomfort. This increases the patient's quality of life, and is therefore a very popular option for anyone who has ongoing and debilitating joint pain.
Posted: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:03:24 -0500
It's hard to accept the fact that a loved one is disabled temporarily or permanently. Your loved one may be in physical therapy now. One of the best things you can do for him or her is to be your loved one's champion and advocate. Physical therapy is a process and so is becoming an advocate. This article will help you get started.
Posted: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:20:48 -0500
Chiropractors are masters of relieving back pain. They know every vertebrae of your spine and how the back functions in order to adjust and relieve pain. Some people are worried about their first visit to the Chiropractor, believing they will experience pain. This is not the case. Here is what to expect for your first chiropractic appointment.
Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:43:33 -0600
As the good weather approaches, so too does the athletic season and a plethora of triathlon events begin to take place. Recent physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation news articles have focused on triathlon and overuse injuries and where on the triathlon course those injuries occur and iliotibial band (ITB) injuries are a common injury, but exactly what do they entail and how are they treated?
Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:54:59 -0600
Athletes, trainers and sports massage therapists debate the importance of stretching on an on-going basis, but recent research suggests that if athletes can learn to overcome the short term pain of pushing their muscle length into further range, then they'll enjoy the benefit of increased flexibility. The research derives from focus on post-operative knee patients that showed that, under anaesthetic, their muscle range was far greater than when they were conscious, something suggested that it was not that their muscles were tight, but that their brain's pain response to stretching was what was causing them to stop.
Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:47:17 -0600
By definition, no one plans to have an accident. But they do happen. And when they are serious, there may be medical care, surgery, hospital stays, or even in-patient rehab. In-patient rehab is what is sounds like, rehab that is done in hospital or a rehab facility. Typically this type of rehab is for patients who have suffered a severe injury or accident, serious illness or a traumatic event that has caused a stay in acute care or a long term hospital stay. The rehab is part of the recovery process and is designed to help patients relearn basic and daily functions and skills.
Posted: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:23:43 -0600
There is a lot to explore and draw meticulous conclusions on any joint dysfunctions and the structures to be repaired. It is highly unimaginable that any one single tissue will be at fault to create mechanical aberrations in a joint. But there are high possibilities of more than one tissue involvement to set a cascade of problems in all related structures of a joint, till the joint deforms and loses its function completely.
Posted: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:59:21 -0600
After sustaining an injury to muscle and soft tissue, regardless of the cause, it is imperative to address the severity to ensure further damage is not done nor scarring incurred. With minor strains and sprains or even contusions (bruising) often rest and hydrotherapy using ice initially and heat after swelling has gone down will do the trick, but for more intense injuries where tissue damage and scarring has taken place, an approach that helps is known as Myofascial Release Therapy.
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:40:26 -0600
Walking canes are often used to provide a person with additional balance and mobility support. This is particularly important if the person is weaker on one side of the body and needs more support in that area. Thankfully, there are plenty of fashionable options available.
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:37:44 -0600
Why does your body perspire when it is too hot? Why do you sweat when you do physical activities? Why do you sweat when you feel anxious or scared?
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:12:14 -0600
Exercise is good for the body. However, many people do not like it because they feel so puffed out after doing some physical activities especially strenuous ones such as running. What is the reason for this?
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:11:56 -0600
Do you want to find out what your body temperature is? Do you want to know whether or not you have a fever? There are many ways on how you can find out your body temperature.
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:11:19 -0600
What is motor coordination? This is the coordination between the brain and the musculoskeletal system. You are able to walk straight without falling because of this.
Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:10:55 -0600
Perspiration is very important for the body because it helps in eliminating toxins in the bloodstream. Many people wonder is all parts of the body sweat. To better understand this, you must first understand the different sweat glands.
Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:54:31 -0600
Even in this 21st Century, there is not much difference between people who are addicted to smoking/drinking from people who don't smoke/drink but are addicted to long-term medications for diseases that could have been avoided by healthy lifestyle & various preventive measures. It looks like we are in Anti-Hippocrates Era!!
Posted: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:59:36 -0600
A lot of people wonder which muscle in the body is the most used. The answer is very simple. It's the heart or the cardiac muscle.
Posted: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:08:25 -0600
There are times when the body temperature falls below the normal. When this happens, the body will do its best to keep itself warm. This is the reason why you shiver.
Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:24:14 -0600
Between hoping your courses are the right fit to get you in, figuring out what to write in your admissions essay and that long period of waiting, applying to chiropractic school can be a challenging process. These tips will help ensure that you have everything you need for a successful application.
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:33:18 -0600
Your musculoskeletal system has 2 generic types or muscles: movers and stabilizers. Stabilizer muscles support and hold your body upright. Learn how to strengthen stabilizer muscles along with the movers to help decrease and prevent pain and dysfunction in the body.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:01:49 -0600
The term fitness therapy is a fairly new concept within the rehabilitation and health & wellness industries. Throughout the past several years the most common mistake that people make is thinking that fitness therapy is in fact physical therapy simply because the two terms sound so similar. Even though these two professions share similar verbiage and both play a much needed role within the rehabilitation system in order to maximize efficiency of patient/client recovery, both services differ in philosophy and purpose.
Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:32:31 -0600
The U.S. is going through a period of rapid change in terms of a shift in demographics. Much like other countries around the world, America's baby boomers are now senior citizens and the nation must deal with a healthcare crunch.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:44:23 -0600
Have you ever wondered why people with amnesia can still play the music they love using the piano or the guitar? Have you ever wondered why you can do physical things without keeping much attention on your actions? Have you ever contemplated on how your body can react to things such as kicking a rolling ball and driving a car?
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:44:10 -0600
You may have seen people with artificial arms and legs around you. These are the people who chose to have prosthetics in order keep their life as normal as possible. What are the reasons for a prosthetics and why do people use them?
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:44:01 -0600
Food becomes more delicious when it smells delicious. A place becomes more comforting when it smells good. The atmosphere is ruined when there is a foul smell.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:44:54 -0600
Everyone has difficult experiences, both at work and at home. By using counselling skills you can enable other people to deal with their concerns, making it easier for them to work through their feelings. An essential counselling skill is to give time and space for people to handle their experiences. These experiences may usually leave people with a sense of loss - not only bereavement, but other experiences too, like parents' break up, exam failure or broken relationships. By giving time to other people you can help them to change a painful experience into a painful memory. Everyday counselling is what almost all of us do from time to time for friends and colleagues. Friendship certainly helps, but acquiring specific basic counselling skills and also knowing the pitfalls to avoid will most certainly assist the person needing support.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:21:01 -0600
Did you know that female athletes are four to six times more likely to tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) than male athletes participating in the same sport? As a former softball player, I have seen many of my teammates tear their ACL. One in particular was running to first base and stutter stepped because her stride was off, meaning had she kept running the way she was she would have stepped over first base so she had to stutter step to fix her stride to land on first. This small stutter step, which many of us had done in the past, caused her ACL to tear. There was no contact on the knee just the stutter step. When we think about injuries we usually think about the injury occurring from some sort of contact whether it is being hit by another player or falling to the ground. This isn't always the case; these injuries can happen at any time such as in the case of my friend and her stutter step. So, why does this happen?
Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:19:07 -0600
As an osteopath I get asked this question several times a week by my patients. I always say that the answer is not simple and succinct as it depends a lot on the individual therapist and their preferred treatment approach. This article helps explain.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:40:09 -0600
In case you are experiencing a severe neck or back pain then you need to visit a chiropractor right away. Such an individual can really offer you some great help and so you don't have to fear about anything. Most of the people feel that visiting a chiropractor might prove to be a terrifying experience but it is not at all true.
Posted: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:09:50 -0600
Indigestion is a condition that many people suffer from. It is very common therefore you should not really be too worried if you have it. However, if the episodes appear frequently, you need to start consulting a doctor to confirm your condition.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:32:12 -0600
Have you ever heard of musculoskeletal alignment? It is the alignment that determines the symmetry between the left and right side of the body. Although many wish to believe that the body is symmetric, at least in physical attributes, this is not entirely true. Having one arm shorter than the other is a normal condition.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:31:09 -0600
Indigestion is also known as upset stomach. It brings pain and discomfort to people who are experiencing it. There are many causes however the main cause is the acid that leaks to the oesophagus or the throat.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:27:13 -0600
Balance is important in performing daily tasks. Imagine you do not have a sense of balance. You will always trip when you walk.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:23:40 -0600
Indigestion is a condition wherein acids in the stomach spill and reach the oesophageal area. It is a very painful condition that should be relieved immediately. There are many causes of indigestion such as medical conditions and food allergies.
Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:24:58 -0600
Should you ice a sprained ankle? The answer will shock you... not only is ice NOT helpful, it actually stops the healing process for a sprained ankle. Here is what you need to know...
Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:24:12 -0600
Most of us don't have 1-3 months to lay around wait for a sprained ankle to heal itself. Contrary to what you may know, R.I.C.E. is a slow and tedious course of action for an ankle sprain and it doesn't address strength, stability, or range of motion in the ankle which leaves it at a high risk for re-injury.
Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:45:09 -0600
When your bones stop growing, you also stop growing in terms of height. The question is when does this happen? When do you and your bones stop growing?
Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:44:11 -0600
Blood clotting is very important. Without it, your body will be depleted of blood when you get open wounds. You will be subject to infection because the wounds are exposed to bacteria and viruses.