Blogs about Physical Therapy

Sports Injuries – Why Prevention is Better Than Cure

Leading a healthy and active lifestyle through regular exercise unlocks a number of advantages for individuals of all ages. In fact, regular exercise has been proven to be something of a miracle cure reducing the risks of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and cancer by 50%. However, without the correct equipment and technique, the darker side of an intense exercise regime may be experienced.

Why Do We Mask Pain with Painkillers Over Getting to the Root of the Problem?

The newspapers are filled with reports about the serious long-term effects caused by the excessive use of painkillers, but we have still become a generation of masking pain rather than getting down to the root of the problem. A recent survey showed that around 33% of people used painkillers every single day, even at the slightest hint of pain, so why are we taking this route instead of seeking treatment for the underlying cause?

Which Physiotherapy Techniques Can Restore Pain-Free Movement?

Many athletes and fitness fanatics count their relationship with a physiotherapist as an important part of their wider exercise regime. Whilst regular exercise is great for your health, sometimes the aftermath following a particularly intense workout can be painful.Physiotherapy can be accessed to treat and reduce the risk of developing such sports injuries, whilst quick recovery can also be harnessed following injury or surgery. Check out the following techniques used by physiotherapists to promote pain-free movement and restore your well-being after exercise.

4 Essential Pain Management Tips

Whether you are old or young, fit and healthy or guilty of a few bad habits, pain can affect people from all walks of life and strike any area of the body. The back, neck and shoulders are particularly vulnerable and even everyday tasks can take their toll on the body. Those who are also regular exercisers, disabled or recovering from injury may also have to deal with their fair share of pain.

7 Things You Need to Know about Medical Exercise

Most of the times after you’ve been discharged from the hospital or physical therapy, your body is still in need of specialized attention. You’re not quite sure what to do because you’ve gone through all the known protocols of recovery, but you’re still in pain and your body is not back to its normal self at this point. The next best step is Medical Exercise Training (MET). The experience is intimate and the benefits are endless.

Three Examples of Yoga Therapy

Yoga is a way of using our minds and bodies to feel good (therapeutic effects). Try cow's face (ghomukhasana) arms for shoulder flexibility and care. Use yoga breathing (pranayama) for energy and filtered air. Practice swan-feather pose (pinca-hamsasana) for lumbago and mind/body awareness. These poses are anecdotel for me and may help you too.

Closing the Gap on Mummy Tummy

http://www.sopdigitaledition.com/mmagnorth/index.html#/38/ Closing the Gap on Mummy Tummy   Your post-pregnancy bulge may actually be Diastasis Recti Abdominis  By Monique Molino Photo credits: Sharon Giordano  

Have you recently had an Ankle Sprain?

Approximately 50% of people who sustain a lateral ankle sprain does not seek treatment. A recent study suggests that lateral ankle sprains left untreated results in long-term ankle instability. On the long run, an unstable ankle may develop osteoarthritis. If you had a mild ankle sprain for the first time, you will benefit from a home program to promote healing and regain the ankle stability. This type of program takes about 4 to 6 weeks. If you had a moderate to severe sprain, immobilization is recommended followed by supervised PT. 

National Posture Institute POSTURE CEC WORKSHOP at State College of Florida January 18 - 19, 2013

  National Posture Institute Posture Analysis and Correction WorkshopJanuary 18 - 19, 2013 (Fri.-Sat.) Early Bird Discounts End on Dec. 18, 2012! Register now to save $100 Location:State College of Florida - Lakewood Ranch Campus7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota, FL 34240