As the New Year rolls around and resolutions are being made, here’s just one more reason for you or a loved one to not smoke. Smokers have more than DOUBLE the risk of developing CHRONIC PAIN in their lifetime. We see this as physical therapists when treating our patients. Not only is healing time slowed […]
In a September 8, 2014 issue of Time Magazine there was an interesting article titled “Stand up for your health” about risks to your health that are associated with sitting during the day. Not only is sitting bad for your back, there appears to be increased risks to your health as well. While regular exercise […]
Recent studies are raising this concern. When an ankle is sprained, it can be due to the movement of the foot (inversion or eversion). Inversion is most common and occurs when the foot rolls over to where the sole of the foot faces the opposing foot. Eversion occurs when the foot rolls outwards. Ankle braces […]
Many individuals struggle with back pain. Advance Healthcare Network has created an informative infographic that gives some interesting facts and highlights what back pain stems from & what can relieve some of the pain. Check it out below!
So often in treatment sessions, physical therapists instruct and modify the way patients hold themselves in postures while exercising, standing or sitting at work, sitting in the car, while holding their children or playing a musical instrument etc. Patients get immediate feedback of what their alignment should be from the skilled hands and suggestions from […]
A recent study that followed 41 patients with type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy found that: • 90 percent of the patients had been educated about proper footwear; • 83 percent washed and dried their feet properly every day; • 51 percent actually did the foot self-exams recommended by their doctors. But more than half […]
Did you know that placing a warm rice bag on your stomach will help stimulate your parasympathetics? This will help you relax and fall asleep easier. As part of the Autonomic Nervous System, the parasympathetics help your muscles to rest and regenerate.
People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often […]
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Now VEDA has combined pictures and words together to create an infographic that explains vestibular disorders in a nutshell. The goal of VEDA’s “Feeling Dizzy?” infographic is to raise awareness among people who may be experiencing vestibular symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed and may […]