How Physical Therapy Can Help You Have a Pain-Free 2018
Frequent or chronic pain affects millions of Americans every year, but many people don’t understand the important role of physical therapy in relieving pain. Using a variety of techniques, physical therapists can help relieve pain with or without the use of medicine. If you experience chronic pain and are looking for a safe, drug-free solution, […]READ MORE
Do You Need Treatment for TMJ?
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the place where your jaw connects to your skull, just in front of your ear. In up to 25 percent of people, this joint causes pain or other symptoms known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). Symptoms of TMJ While many people don’t seek treatment for TMJ, you don’t need to […]READ MORE
Nutrition: Most People Need More Fruits, Vegetables
Maybe you had a banana with your cereal. Perhaps a salad last night. You might think you’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, but chances are you’re not. Just 1 in 10 adults meets the federal recommendations for fruit or vegetable intake, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re missing […]READ MORE
Winter colds: Should you skip your workout?
Your nose is running, your head hurts and yet you hate to skip your workout. Will exercise make you feel better or will you end up feeling worse? Of course, the answer depends on many factors including how sick you are and your overall health. Before you decide to get off the couch and find your […]READ MORE
Concussions Affect Many Teens
Concussions among teens may be happening more often than previously thought. One in five U.S. teens playing contact sports report at least one concussion, a new study finds. And, more than 700 of 13,000 teens interviewed said they experienced more than one concussion. The study emphasizes the importance of preventing and managing concussions during recovery. It appears in […]READ MORE
Low-Back Pain Rx: Massage Therapy
If you have low-back pain, don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends getting a massage from a licensed massage therapist. New guidelines call for massage and other non-drug therapies when it comes to treating people with certain types of low-back pain. The recommendation, which comes from the American College of Physicians, applies to people who […]READ MORE
Healthy weight: BMI guides weight-loss goals
If you need to lose weight, you might think a healthy weight is fitting into a specific size of clothes or the skinny jeans tucked away in the back of your closet. It’s important to understand that a healthy weight goal should be set a health professional, such as a Registered Dietitian. It has nothing to […]READ MORE
I Promise Not to Drop Your Arm
My first day of rehab I was reluctant to move my arm and shoulder, let alone have someone else move it for me! I remember lying on the stretcher and as I gave my arm up to Bill for the first time I stated “just trust you right”? I was so afraid he was going to […]READ MORE
Keep On Moving!
In years past, on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association promoted National Walking Day as a means to create awareness for regular physical activity to improve health. Presently, the AHA has upgraded this concept into “Move More in April,” which encompasses other ways to get the blood pumping – whether it’s running, […]READ MORE
Massage Alleviates Stress, Improves Pain
Massage therapy has been helping people relax for centuries. Stress can sap your energy, make you feel depressed and keep you from sleeping at night. It’s no wonder health providers recommend massages as a strategy for stress relief. Massage therapy should never replace standard medical care; however, scientific evidence shows that it may help with […]READ MORE