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Health and Wellness: Does our society have it backwards?

Consider this: is it possible that as a society, our notions are wrong when it comes to health and wellness. We are sick and seem to only be getting sicker, we are living longer but it’s time to address the quality of how we age. I think we have it backwards, and it's time to [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Health And Wellness|Comments Off on Health and Wellness: Does our society have it backwards?

Bum Knee: How to Choose a Knee Brace for Cyclists

Leading an active lifestyle can have many benefits, such as keeping muscles and joints strong. Exercise may also reduce bone loss and improve arthritis. Cycling is a low impact form of exercise, which is effective in recovering from certain leg injuries and pain like arthritis. It can strengthen the joints and muscles without putting too [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Knee Braces|Comments Off on Bum Knee: How to Choose a Knee Brace for Cyclists

What to Do If You’re Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents can scary, causing you to become confused and distracted. However, it’s important to keep a clear mind and obtain crucial information after an accident. Step 1: Ensure passengers are safe The first thing to do after an accident is to ensure that everyone is safe and uninjured. If anyone is injured, immediately [...]

By |August 20th, 2018|Motor Vehicle Accident|Comments Off on What to Do If You’re Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident

How to Recover from a Sports Injury like a Pro

Being seriously injured while playing sports can be quite traumatic and have a huge impact on your life. It can become frustrating, especially if the injury affects your mobility. It’s important to be patient with yourself when healing to regain your strength properly and avoid the risk of further injury. Here are some tips on [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|Sports Injury|Comments Off on How to Recover from a Sports Injury like a Pro

Custom Orthotics: What They Are and How to Find Good Ones

The purpose of insoles is to cushion your feet and provide support where needed. Orthotics do just the same but are customized to your specific needs and are made to correct your foot imbalance. They are placed inside your footwear to reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into alignment [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Orthotics|Comments Off on Custom Orthotics: What They Are and How to Find Good Ones

Exercises to Minimize Pelvic Pain

This article best suits anyone who works out regularly, particularly doing Olympic-style weightlifting. If you are also thinking of increasing the intensity of your workouts and want to minimize the negative impacts related to the pelvic region, then this article is also for you. This article is also suited for you if you have had [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Exercises to Minimize Pelvic Pain

This Stretch Relieves Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Achilles Pain, and Heel Pain

Training hard often leaves you with stiff or painful joints, especially when you go to sleep at night. One has to be careful when dealing with joints, as they can be easily injured, and they tend to heal rather slowly. However, joint issues can put a serious damper on your training. There is an exercise, [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|Foot & Ankle|Comments Off on This Stretch Relieves Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Achilles Pain, and Heel Pain

Tennis Elbow: Exercises, Treatment and Prevention

Tennis elbow, also known as Lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that causes pain in the outer side of your elbow. It would surprise you to know that, despite its name, 95% of the people who suffer from this condition are non-tennis players. Nevertheless, tennis elbow is often caused by strain or overuse, which results in [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Exercises|Comments Off on Tennis Elbow: Exercises, Treatment and Prevention

Understanding Radiology of Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis

Understanding spondylolysis and why the younger athletic population is usually the most susceptible can help you understand the different options for managing it. You can define spondylolysis as a bone defect that happens within the interarticularis of the vertebral arch. It may present itself as a fracture or a weakness. Most spondylolisthesis defects will be [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Spondylolysis|Comments Off on Understanding Radiology of Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis

How Knee Support Works

There are an array of products on the market today that protect the knee after an injury, and offer support during the healing process. Knee support products come in various types and styles, and they can treat a myriad of different knee conditions. So how do knee supports work? Two of the most common products [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Knee Braces|Comments Off on How Knee Support Works

10 Gentle Exercises to Maintain Joint Mobility and Relieve Arthritis Pain

While it may seem counter-intuitive, exercising is integral for people that suffer from arthritis. When your joints are sore and aching, exercise may not seem like the best idea, but it can actually help increase strength and flexibility. While arthritis may often make you feel immobile, getting moving is actually the only real way to [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Exercises|Comments Off on 10 Gentle Exercises to Maintain Joint Mobility and Relieve Arthritis Pain

3 Types of Massage Therapy Specialties that will be in Demand

The art of physiotherapy helps people who suffer from injuries, illnesses, aging, or a disability. People of all ages are helped by this therapeutic method. As a specific massage therapy, its physiotherapy techniques involves working with a vast range of health issues affecting the human body. Physiotherapists incorporate a foundation of holistic, hands-on massage solution [...]

By |May 25th, 2018|Therapists|Comments Off on 3 Types of Massage Therapy Specialties that will be in Demand

3 Common Treatments That May Help Your Chronic Knee Pain

The past 20 years have seen a 65% rise in the occurrence of chronic knee pain. 25% of adults suffer from knee discomfort, with 4 million doctor visits from patients seeking pain relief. Many people believe that pain comes is just a natural occurrence of life while others think aging and pain go hand-in-hand. Causes [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Knee Pain|Comments Off on 3 Common Treatments That May Help Your Chronic Knee Pain

10 Common Knee Injuries And Treatment

The knee is a very complicated joint that has to support a lot of body weight and move in multiple directions. This complexity means that there are many different ways the knee may end up injured. Depending on the cause of the injury, knee treatments might be treatable at home, or they might require extensive [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Knee Injury|Comments Off on 10 Common Knee Injuries And Treatment

How to Treat Neck Pain with Low-Level Laser Therapy

Low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used to treat a variety of conditions for decades. LLLT, also known as cold laser therapy, involves a high-frequency laser that has a low energy output. The technology used in this kind of therapy has been applied for many years in several forms. It has been used to reduce [...]

By |May 18th, 2018|Laser Therapy|Comments Off on How to Treat Neck Pain with Low-Level Laser Therapy

Differences between exercise physiology and physical therapy

Most individuals have difficulties differentiating the two terms:  Physiology and Physical Therapy. Although they are diverse in how they work, they are quite affiliated. They both use physical and exercise movements to assist individuals who suffer from fatal injuries or degenerative diseases. Physical therapy is to restore movement. Conversely, exercise physiology aims at relieving symptoms [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on Differences between exercise physiology and physical therapy

How to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain with Exercise and Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal pain can be debilitating. Common symptoms of this particular type of pain can involve twitching or burning of the muscles. It can also cause you to lose sleep. In many cases, this pain is chronic and relying solely on prescription medications for treatment can have dangerous consequences. After conducting a study on different approaches [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on How to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain with Exercise and Physical Therapy

May is National Physiotherapy Month

The role of the physiotherapist in general medicine is crucial when it comes to pain management and the promotion of overall health. As National Physiotherapy Month approaches, it is a good idea to educate yourself on the ins and outs of this field of medicine, and how it can help you if you are experiencing [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on May is National Physiotherapy Month

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Causes it, Treatments, and How To Prevent It

Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS is a common condition that affects the hands and wrists. It caused when the median nerve that serves part of the hand is pinched as it runs through a structure of bones and ligaments called the carpal tunnel. This structure runs through the palm side of the wrist. The thumb [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|Comments Off on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Causes it, Treatments, and How To Prevent It

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Balance and Prevent Spinal Fractures

Whether it’s from a severe fall, a car accident, or as a symptom of osteoporosis, a fractured spine can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have experienced a spinal fracture, you will want to ease the pain, treat the fracture and strengthen your balance to prevent any future mishaps. Often, individuals are unaware of [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|Fitness Tips|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Balance and Prevent Spinal Fractures