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Published: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:19:26 -0500


What Is Occupational Therapy Anyway?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:34:39 -0500

Occupational Therapy is a relatively new field since World War I, or the early 1900's. Many still don't know what type of therapy service it is or provides. I am an occupational therapy practitioner, and I find that although more know what this field entails as time goes on, many are still at a loss to understand its function.

Medical Marijuana: An Insight Into a Patient's Journey

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:57:26 -0600

BACKGROUND To date, medical marijuana is legalized in the United States in 30 states including the following: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connectiut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusets, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hamshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and West Virgina. Each of these states have their own regulations and guidelines regarding use and qualifications.

How Should Children Conduct Rehabilitation Exercises Following Elbow Fracture Surgery?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:15:34 -0600

Pediatric elbow dislocation and elbow fractures include supracondylar humerus fractures, humeral condylar fractures, radial and neck fractures, and proximal ulnar fractures. Following the removal of an externally fixated cast or internally fixated needle, the patient needs to actively exercise as soon as possible. Otherwise they will experience limited elbow extension, flexion, and rotation function.

Biological Grounding - Real or Hocus Pocus?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:34:17 -0600

As the Internet grows so do the claims of health & wellness benefits of stuff being sold. Some of the claims are so skillfully made that they find their way into urban myths. It becomes difficult to discern scientific support for some of the claims especially when repeated as facts by others as anecdotes or testimonials. Intuitively, grounding or earthing of a person has the hallmarks of pseudo science. That something so simple should have widespread therapeutic effects seems too good to be true. The old saying "if it seems to good to be true->>>?" persists. Any plausible science behind the practice is investigated and reported here.

Home Workouts Make Physical Therapy Work

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:20:05 -0600

Receiving treatment from a physical therapist can be a wonderfully soothing, not to mention... well... therapeutic experience. The skills involved in diagnosing, manipulating and restoring natural movement to patients with musculoskeletal and other issues are unique and can be quite wonderful. And those who think of it as a relatively new discipline might by surprised to learn that its first practitioner was Hipprocrates who, according to the open knowledge resource Physiopedia, advocated massage, hydrotherapy and manual therapy treatments as long ago as 460 B.C.

Attempt to Raise the Predictive Accuracy in Binary Logistic Regression Analysis

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:13:20 -0600

It is necessary to improve the predictive accuracy of binary logistic regression analysis. This study aimed to clarify whether binary logistic regression analysis using Functional Independence Measure (FIM) gain (a 0/1 binary value) as a dependent variable increases the predictive accuracy when FIM at admission (FIMa) is categorized or when multiple predictive formulae are created.

Preparing For Elective Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:10:52 -0600

Once you have determined you have made the decision to have total joint replacement surgery, now is the time to start preparing yourself physically and mentally for the physical rehabilitation and recovery time that you will be facing. The surgery itself will be the easy to get through, the real test will be if you are prepared to endure six to eight weeks of physical rehabilitation and the emotional strain it can place on you.

How To Avoid Knee Manipulation After a Total Knee Replacement

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:46:25 -0600

After going through a total knee replacement, the most important aspect of the recovery is your physical rehabilitation. Your strength will come back quickly in the affected leg, however, your range of motion in the surgical knee will take a more concerted effort to obtain. I have provided three easy tips to implement into your physical rehabilitation routine to help you avoid a knee manipulation in the future.

Question and Answer Session: How This Physical Therapist Successfully Uses Hydrotherapy

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:57:38 -0600

One of the largest private neurosurgical and spine care centers in Western North Carolina. Read a question and answer session on how this Physical Therapy clinics successfully uses hydrotherapy to heal patients and increase revenue.

Best Treatment to Manage an Injury of the Knee

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:39:19 -0600

Finding the best treatment options for knee pain during exercise can be tricky but this technique will change your strength program dramatically. Wake up the nervous system to strengthen the core will take the load from the lower limbs and direct it back to where it makes the most impact. Neurolymphatic point stimulation is the new way to improve strength and manage pain.

All About Sciatica and Its Treatment

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 11:42:04 -0600

Do you know sciatica is relatively common affecting 15% to 40% people during their lifetime? Sciatica is more than leg pain. It is a global problem and hampers the overall capacity as well as productivity of a person.

Advantages of Sports Physiotherapy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:20:56 -0500

Sports injury treatment and rehabilitation means applying the principles of physiotherapy to the field of sports. Any sport requires consistent physical effort on the part of sportsmen and in the course of their activities they are often inclined to get injured.

Necessity of Physiotherapy

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:37:40 -0500

Physiotherapy is important as it helps in the restoration of function and movement if at all a person is affected by disability, illness, or even injury. Physiotherapy helps in reduction of risk in future. Usually, it is a holistic kind of approach that involves a patient in own care.

8 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:02:48 -0500

If you suffered an injury and want quick recovery, we suggest that you check out physical therapy. A good physical therapist will help you get your wellness back. They will help you choose the right therapies so you can get recovered as soon as possible. The exercises are designed to solve problems that you may be suffering from. After the therapy, your range of motion and flexibility will get better. Aside from this, physical therapy will help you to reduce pain and inflammation. Given below are 8 benefits of physical therapy.

Head Injury, TBI With Early Recovery, Rehabilitation and Treatment Options Detailed

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:57:44 -0500

Traumatic Brain Injuries change peoples lives and the people around them. A thorough understanding of the head injury and rehabilitation process is needed by those who are close. This article report is a clear step by step guide that can be used as an overview compared to information and instructions that you should receive verbally or in a report from your physicians and therapists.

Diastasis Recti: What It Is and How to Treat It Without Surgery

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:27:42 -0500

Diastasis Recti is a condition in which your most superficial abdominal muscles (rectus abdominus) separate along the midline of the body. The left and right sides of the abs split apart and the connective tissue along the midline stretches and becomes weaker. It most commonly occurs during pregnancy or during childbirth, but many people, including some men, have a diastasis recti and just don't know it!

10 Things Physio's Wish You Would And Would Not Do

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:24:00 -0500

Back injuries are a part of everyday life. They can cause a sharp pain or a dull ache and can be accompanied by a tingling, numbness, or burning sensation. You also may feel weakness, pain or tingling in your pelvis and upper leg-a condition known as sciatica. The spine is quite good at dealing with back injuries. Minor injuries usually heal within a day or two. Some pain, however, continues. What makes it last longer is not entirely understood, but researchers suspect that stress, mood changes and the fear of further injury may prevent patients from being active and exacerbate the pain. Our neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the cervical spine supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury. The neck's susceptibility to injury is due in part to bio-mechanics. Activities that affect cervical bio-mechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal ageing,and everyday wear and tear.

ACL Tear Rehab Exercises Versus ACL Tear Reconstruction

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:28:36 -0500

Tearing your ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) can be a traumatic episode or a slow degeneration over time. Either way, there are only two reasonable choices: get an ACL repair surgery or just do Physical Therapy rehab exercises to try to stabilize the injured knee. It's difficult to have a completely stabilized knee with a full ACL tear, because of what the ACL does within the knee joint.

Three Common Forms of Therapy Offered by Disability Services

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:01:57 -0500

Disability services come in many forms. Here are three common types of therapy.

Hip Impingement - Locking Hip

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:54:34 -0500

Hip impingement is a bizarre thing to experience. One moment your hip feels and works just fine, the next - seemingly after no particular exercise or movement at all, when you go to move, it locks. You quite literally cannot unbend the hip/leg joint.

Women and Various Therapies to Fight Ageing Processes

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:53:07 -0500

Women are undoubtedly the strongest creation of God since the very beginning; maybe that is the reason they go through all the unbearable pain whether it is delivering a baby or menstrual cycle or perhaps the menopause phenomenon. The way they conquer their battles gives further strength not only to them but also to the people around however they still have to keep up pace with the rapidly changing times. If on one hand, they have to look young then, on the other hand, they also have to manage their own lives as well as families.

Coping With Excessive Pain

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:00:13 -0500

Pain is an experience that we are all familiar with. Although unwanted, it plays an important role in drawing our attention to the source of physical discomfort or injury, so that it can be addressed. However, sometimes pain seems to outlast this function and stay on without apparent reason.

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:19:23 -0500

There are many benefits to physical therapy, but people often have questions about who physical therapists are and what they do. Here are answers to some of those questions.

Active Physical Therapy Against Back Pain

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:55:11 -0600

In the article are discussed the possible reasons of back pain and most common active exercises for its reduction. The sense of professional physiotherapy treatment is shown.

Why Is Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Gaining Popularity?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:03:50 -0600

Bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a form of therapy that is used to attain an optimum level of hormones in the human body. While BHRT is mainly confined to the United States, there is a significant level of interest directed towards it. What this form of therapy is believed to achieve is to improve the overall hormone levels in the body.

Lower Back Pain Treatment By Physiotherapy

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:34:08 -0600

Almost 80% of people are bound to suffer from the problem of lower back pain at some stage in their life. In today's uncomfortable lifestyle, this problem is noted as one of the common as well as most disturbing physical problems. After any episode of low back pain that has lasted between two and six weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, physiotherapy is often recommended.

The Next Step in Medical Technology - Bio Identical Hormone Replacement

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:10:59 -0600

What is Bio identical hormone replacement therapy? It is the use of supplemental dosage of hormones that have a chemical configuration matching to the hormones that the human body naturally produces. By the use of compounds that have exactly the identical chemical and molecular configuration as the key hormones physically found in the human body, this therapy aids to recover an individual's life's worth, verve and well-being.

How To Accelerate Your Knee Replacement Rehabilitation

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:06:38 -0600

Total knee replacement surgery has become one of the top orthopedic surgical procedures in the country today. With more people having the surgery to alleviate pain and help increase mobility, many of them are looking for ways to speed up their recovery in a safe manner that allows them to get back to participating in their life as soon as possible. Working with total knee replacements now for over 21 years, I have found three tips to help individuals speed up their recovery and decrease their pain while doing so.

10 Expert Tips for Avoiding Common Sports Injuries

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:06:13 -0600

Being an exhilarating and awe-inspiring field doesn't make sports an invincible world. One common downside of playing sports is the high susceptibility of the players to injuries. Being limited by injuries is not something any sports enthusiast would wish for. Getting assistance from a trained sports physiotherapist is necessary to prevent exacerbating the condition of injured parts.

Early Intervention: Physical Therapy For Infants and Toddlers

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:06:26 -0600

Many infants and toddlers struggle with developmental disabilities. Early intervention for physical therapy can help.

Hey Mel! - My Year at the Physical Therapy Department

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:05:46 -0600

Fitness and re-hab from a patient's point of view. The Angels in the Medical field deserve a great big shout-out of thanks from time to time.

Neck Traction: For A Very Holistic Approach Towards Healing

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:18:39 -0500

The neck comforter is a new innovation; it's a device that provides clinical grade traction. By using it, you can easily soothe the muscles by stretching, and heal even severe neck pain. This improves your posture, decompresses the spine and greatly improves the circulation, especially between your neck and head, and between your neck and arms. With the neck comforter, you not just improve movement in your neck, but also loosen up any stiff joint that you may have.

Neck Comforter - A Great Way to Soothe a Stiff Neck and Increase Mobility

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:55:28 -0500

We spend long hours before the computer for work, study or recreation, and sometimes, we may be on the phone for long. Driving in traffic can cause a stiff neck and another very common cause of strained neck or a pulled muscle is sleeping in awkward positions. Apart from bad posture, it is stress which can take a toll on our everyday health and can cause neck or shoulder muscles to tense up.

Why Sign Up for Rehabilitation Services Following an Injury

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:52:12 -0500

It's important to get rehabilitation services, as well. Apart from helping speed up your recovery time, it can also help you better deal with the effects of your injury mentally and emotionally.

Occupational Therapy: The Basics

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:55:42 -0500

Occupational therapy is a growing field of health and wellness that focuses on empowering people to achieve their goals. Learn more about how it can help you.

10 Solid Reasons Why Should You Consult A Physiotherapist

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:34:38 -0500

Injuries are a part of our lives, but there is no reason to make it an impediment. One should always be ready to bounce back and face the challenges. Medications are often recommended by doctors for the pain but, if one is to get any long term relief, they need to be treated appropriately, so physiotherapy is the best option for that.

How Physical Therapy Can Help a Loved One With Cerebral Palsy

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:26:36 -0500

Physical therapy as part of a cerebral palsy regimen can have many benefits. The resulting improved strength, muscle tone, and coordination can give a CP patient more personal independence.

A Glimpse Into the Importance of Physical Health

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:55:57 -0500

Today a lot of people are facing physical ailments. There has been a rise in sickness due to causes like stress, pollution, noise, adulterated food, poor sanitation etc. Even if we have the tools to stay as healthy as a horse, we cannot find the time to do that.

Chiropractic Treatment With Physical Therapy Offers Long-Lasting Relief

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:28:32 -0500

Many chiropractic doctors offer physical rehabilitation in addition to spinal manipulation. Chiropractors must undergo extensive training in physical therapy and pass national boards in order to provide such services to the public. By offering both chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy, the patient has a better chance of achieving long lasting relief from neck and back pain while maintaining a functional more productive life.

Full Shoulder Replacement? Dos and Don'ts for a Full Recovery

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:42:30 -0500

People with severe shoulder pain tend to report the most significant improvements after undergoing full shoulder replacement over other corrective measures. For many, such a drastic surgery may seem daunting. If you are a candidate for full replacement, read these dos and don'ts to pave the way to a smooth recovery.

Ways Physical Therapy Can Help

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:22:23 -0500

Physical therapy can have a variety of positive benefits for patients. When people experience an injury or illness, this treatment can help with recovery.

Psoas Muscles: Understanding Them, Releasing Them, and Integrating Them for Healthy Function

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:36:34 -0500

Your psoas muscles, your deepest core muscles, affect sitting, standing, walking and running. This article describes how they work and provides a resource for correcting psoas muscle dysfunction and pain. RELEVANT TO: groin pull pain, psoas muscle pain, iliopsoas bursitis, iliopsoas tendinitis.

Understanding Occupational Therapy

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:25:49 -0600

The practice of occupational therapy involves a three-step process. Understanding this process, dubbed "The Framework," can make the process more familiar and help patients be more in control of their own success.

Three Reasons Why Orthopedic Rehab Is Helpful

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:34:36 -0600

Following a surgery or injury, orthopedic rehab is necessary for a patient to return to pre-injury strength. Here are three reasons why.

Physiotherapy, Remediating Illnesses And Injuries

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:22:36 -0600

To treat and mend the body is what physical therapy is about. It is a specialty that helps with the management of impairments and mobility using examination, diagnosis, and prognosis. The methods used are based on the medical history of each and customized activities can be utilized so the result is improved.

Physical Wellbeing

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 06:42:06 -0600

When we talk of physical wellbeing, we aren't talking simply about the fitness of the body. Physical wellbeing is a big umbrella under which physical fitness is also a crucial point.

The Importance of Hand Grip Testing

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:55:21 -0600

Strength evaluation is a popular aspect of many thing from job application to testing susceptibility to certain disorders and disease. Using the MicroFET 2 Handheld Dyanmometer the user can quickly and accurately judge a person's grip strength and compare to norms or previous measurements to determine progress after an injury.

The Benefits of Using the MicroFET 2 When Testing Hand Grip Strength

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:52:12 -0600

There are all sorts of reasons that hand strength might need to be measured. From athletes to job applicants to rehabilitation, testing hand grip strength may be necessary to perform optimally, qualify for a job and regain function. Handheld Dynamometers are tools which can be used for measuring maximum isometric strength of the hand and forearm muscles.

Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome With Ultrasound and TENS Combination Therapy

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:24:07 -0600

In order to treat this combination of symptoms, it requires a combination of physical therapy modalities. Ultrasound therapy along with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) can be used to reduce pain, muscle spasms and increase range of motion.

How Physical Therapy Can Treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:16:40 -0600

Symptoms can start out somewhat vague. Pain may be felt in the neck and shoulder accompanied by tingling in the hand, particularly if a lot of time is spent at a computer. Hand and shoulder pain may worsen, while patients may begin to feel coldness in their fingers.

A Case Study for Multiple Pain Pathologies in a Female Client Using Chapman Reflex Activation

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:05:14 -0600

How can you effectively treat a client with multiple pain pathology? My thoughts are starting with the nervous system as it seems to be the linchpin to unravel everything else. By facilitating strength to muscles you often get return to normal length and power. This made a huge impact to this female client impacted with multiple fractures, cancer and multi-factorial pain.

How Physical Therapy Can Treat Sciatica Caused by Low Back Pain

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:40:22 -0600

Back pain is one of the most common ailments people seek out out physical therapy. With more and more people working behind a computer than ever before in history this trend is not likely to slow down. If you are looking for options to treat your back pain or Sciatica here are some popular modalities and techniques your Physical Therapist might recommend.

How to Test for Patients at Risk for Falls

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:58:38 -0600

Fall prevention is a simple way to make sure that elders and those needing assistance stay healthy, especially during the winter season. By performing some simple tests you can determine how accident prone a person is and prepare them to avoid risk.

How Personality Can Affect Patient Outcomes

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:37:06 -0600

A positive attitude from the patient as well as the healthcare provider can actually yield better results than neutral or negative attitudes. In this article we'll cover some of the basic tips and advice for adding a positive attitude into any rehab regiment.

How to Improve Patient Compliance in Physical Therapy

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:57:16 -0600

Patient compliance is a major challenge for Physical Therapists hoping to instill good habits in their patients. I've found that with a small amount of coaching and a good plan PTs can drastically improve Patient Compliance and help people stick to their goals.

How to Prevent Injury for Physical Therapists

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:52:09 -0600

Being a physical therapist requires a lot of hard work that takes its toll on the body. Physical therapists spend an inordinate amount of time on their feet and contorting their body in order to better serve their clients. While that is admirable it can leave a lasting negative impact and limit their ability to continue working. This article presents several helpful tips and tricks to take care of your own body while helping others do the same.

Tips to Give Physical Therapy Patients Working in an Office

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:27:26 -0600

Working in a physical therapy clinic can be hard work. As a health practitioner it is important for clinicians to take their own advice and stay healthy at the office. While at work stay mobile, stretch, hydrate, and keep your health in mind while helping others take care of theirs.

How Physical Therapy Helps Elderly People With Diseases

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:24:27 -0600

Physical therapy is very helpful to the elderly, especially those who are suffering from diseases. This article outlines the different ways that exercise and therapy can help elderly people who have Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis.

How to Treat the Pain Associated With Plantar Fasciitis

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:29:37 -0600

Plantar Fasciitis is a common yet very painful ailment affecting athletes and regular people alike. Usually it just takes rest and time for healing to occur but there are some new options in the Physical Therapy world that can help reduce recovery time. In this article we will discuss the top 5 ways Physical Therapy can help with Plantar Fasciitis rehabilitation.

How Multi-Layered Approaches to Patient Care Can Be Effective: A Case Study

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:14:52 -0600

Concierge medicine or hybrid healthcare are new trends in medicine today. The idea of more personalized service is appealing for many reasons. Wellness centers seem to crop up with more regularity with services like physical therapy, chiropractic, massage and acupuncture. What is unique about these clinics is the opportunity they present to create a multi-pronged approach to a patients treatment regimen. Rather than each practitioner seeing their own clients, which happens, there is also the possibility of each offering their unique set of skills to patients.

Exercise and Rehabilitation, and Rehabilitative Exercise

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:25:48 -0600

The more fit our bodies are, the less prone to injury we will be. However, this depends on various factors, and given those factors, also affects recovery and rehabilitation after an injury.

Benefits and Features of the Trigger Point Injections During Injury Treatment

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:53:30 -0500

When a patient is suffering from trigger point problems, it is quite vital that he or she, under the supervision and recommendation of his or her doctor of course, must administer trigger point injections. But, if you are suffering from staggering pains in your upper back and shoulder areas, then you can actually be suffering from trigger point pains.

How to Treat Cervical Radiculopathy With Physical Therapy Modalities

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:33:04 -0500

Cervical radiculopathy is often referred to as a pinched nerve in the neck. It is characterized by radiating pain from the neck to the shoulder, shoulder blade, arm, or hand. Patients can also experience weakness and lack of coordination in the arm and hand. From athletes, heavy laborers, and workers who use vibrating machinery to people who sit for long periods of time, or individuals with arthritis in the cervical (neck) region can be affected by cervical radiculopathy. A physical therapist can help alleviate the acute neck and arm symptoms that result from the condition, as well as improve general strength and function.

First Aid Training Programs For Your Medical Career

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:37:23 -0500

The emergency treatment or First aid is a standout amongst the most fundamental ability of a man. On the off chance that you have the capacity to give CPR when it is obliged or on the off chance that you have the capacity to give emergency treatment preparing at whatever time then this would be your greatest points of interest for your whole life.

Home Traction Devices: Letting You Save Trouble

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0500

Physical Therapy is a remarkable way to heal the body from a host of musculoskeletal afflictions, which could affect the back, the neck or any of the joints. This also works for many problems affecting our bones and muscles.

Physical Therapy Treatments for Carpal Tunnel

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:22:33 -0500

Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS) develops from nerve problems in the wrist. Symptoms of CTS include persistent pain, numbness and tingling. These symptoms progress gradually and can become debilitating.

An Overview Of Chiropractor Services

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:28:26 -0500

A chiropractor is a professional in the health care industry that focuses on treatment and diagnosis of various neuromuscular disorders and the emphasis is treatment using manual manipulation and/or adjustment of the spine. Most of these professionals aim at improving the patient's functionality and pain reduction and also to educate the patient on the ways to take care of their health by using therapies, ergonomics and exercises so as to take care of back pain. The field is seen as a complementary medicine or an alternative to medicine.

The Benefits You Get From Physiotherapy

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:38:18 -0500

Physiotherapy treatments help restore movement and function when you are affected by injury, illness or disability. Through exercise, therapy, and advice you will be able to manage pain and prevent disease.

The Route to Happiness Through Therapy

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:56:51 -0500

Studies have shown that people who feel that are realising their ambitions are the happiest. Contrary to the popular belief that money equals happiness, these individuals are unlikely to be earning the highest salary or living a glamourous celebrity life. Instead they are working hard to fulfil their goals, whilst taking time to engage with others and make a difference.

Becoming Bionic

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:17:28 -0500

The first time I broke my left knee, physical therapy had not yet arrived in my home town and my leg never achieved its full mobility. When I broke it a second time, I was told it was time to replace it. Still, I put it off until this past spring. And that's when I found out what a difference physical therapy can make. I now have a knee that works the way it should and I thank the physical therapists (and the surgeon) for that!

Osteopathy: Rid Yourself of Back Pain in a Natural Way

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:03:16 -0500

Osteopathy is an ancient alternative medicine technique that focuses on physical manipulation of muscles and tissue in your body, to try and relieve the issue at hand. It has been around for many many years and lots of people have gotten much lower back pain relief and healing from this style of treatment. Learn more about osteopathy and see if it can help you...

Elbow Tendonitis: Commonly Misunderstood Treatment for Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:29:28 -0500

COMMONLY MISUNDERSTOOD IN THE RECOVERY PLAN BY PROFESSIONALS 1. Inflammation scam: INFLAMMATION is never the cause of the pain unless it is truly a sprain. Again, ice, NSAIDs, and Corticosteroids can do more harm than good.

Tips From The Professionals To Recover From ACL Surgery

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:01:12 -0500

Recovery and healing from ACL surgery can be long process, but there are some tricks the professionals use on athletes to accelerate their recovery. These tricks are not exclusively for athletes, but can be used by everyone.

How Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers Treat Back Strains

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:33:49 -0500

One of the medical complaints doctors hear about the most are back strain injuries. This happens to athletes and non-athletes all the time. 25% of all adults have experienced lower back pain at some point in their lives and chances are you could be one of those people.

Recovering From Knee Surgery With Cryotherapy and Compresson

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:45:51 -0500

Losing mobility and the long recovery process of knee surgery can be frustrating. To facilitate a quick recovery it is important to understand your knee injury and then apply your doctor's recommendations. The recommendations your doctor may give are things such as plenty of rest, cryotherapy, compression, and healthy living habits.

The Minimum Effective Dose and Manual Therapy

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:30:39 -0500

The phrase minimum effective dose has become popularized by Tim Ferriss in his book The Four Hour Body (recommended read). Tim's definition of the minimum effective dose is - the smallest dose that will produce the desired effect or outcome. I liken the phrase to a biohack, although the minimum effective dose must be effective (the word is in the phrase!

Spinal Decompression: Vastly Effective for Healing a Host of Conditions and Disorders

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:04:46 -0500

Decompression therapy is a form of physical therapy, and is particularly effective for relief from backache. The underlying science behind spinal decompression is creating more space between adjoining vertebrae, to correspondingly overcome any underlying conditions like a pinched nerve in the back.

Cervical Traction: The Best Way to Heal a Sore Neck

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:54:29 -0500

In particular, traction therapy can be greatly effective for neck related problems. While neck traction is very often applied to ensure pain relief, there are various mechanisms by which it heals the neck.

Alternative Treatment Protocols for ACL Injuries

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:23:54 -0500

One of the most common sports injuries is the ACL tear. It is widely understood that surgery is the only means to fix an ACL tear. However, there are cases where alternative treatments are available and have shown to be just as effective as surgery.

7 Questions You Have to Ask Before Starting Physical Therapy

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:40:16 -0500

Not all physical therapists are created equal! Before starting physical therapy, ask your prospective therapist these 7 questions to guarantee you receive the best possible care at the most affordable price.

Cardiac Rehabilitation - Rejuvenating Your Heart After Heart Surgery or Attack

Fri, 15 May 2015 11:00:16 -0500

Cardiac rehabilitation also known as cardiac rehab is an organized medical program intended to help you improve your heart health and well-being after a heart attack or heart surgery to rejuvenate your heart. Cardiac rehab aims to set up personalized plan for restoring your strength, trimming down your risk for heart troubles, prevent your present condition from getting worse and improve your quality of life.

Osteopathic Treatment: Will It Help My Knee Pain?

Mon, 11 May 2015 07:10:07 -0500

A knee injury is one of the most common complaints especially among athletes. The knee includes bones, the meniscus, and ligaments. There are four bones of the knee, which are the patella, which is the kneecap, the thigh bone or femur, the tibia, and the fibula. The patella or kneecap sits on top of the knee joint itself and aids in the bending of the knee. The femur is connected to the tibia and the fibula runs just below and behind that bone.

Bad Baby Walker, Good Baby Walker

Fri, 08 May 2015 10:13:14 -0500

About bad baby walkers and how they may negatively affect child development, and the good baby walkers that promote proper development. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. However, they all have one big thing in common: they are all bad for your child development. I'm talking about bad baby walkers, the ones with the support system which suspends baby's bottoms in the air. They are marketed to make parents believe they promote walking in kids, when, in fact, they only promote trouble.

The Truth About Flexibility, Part One

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.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Select a Rehabilitation Facility

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.

Cold Water Therapy

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.

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

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.

6 Reasons You May Need Physical Therapy

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.

AlterG Treadmill - How It Helps With Injury Rehabilitation

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.

What Is Trigger Point Therapy?

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.

What Is Myofascial Release Therapy?

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.

How Can Physical Therapy Help To Ease Chronic Pain?

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.

The New Alternative to Braces for Ankle Sprain Prevention and Rehab

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.

The Patient's Guide to Occupational Therapy

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.

Three Athletic Injuries and the Sports Medicine Techniques That Treat Them

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.

Facts About Rehabilitation

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.

Important Information When Choosing Lower Back Exercises

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.

3 Tips to Help Improve Home Health Exercise Compliance In Physical Therapy

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.

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During Physical Therapy

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.

Occupational Therapy for Those With Anxiety Disorders

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.