These Types of Massage Are Critical for Physical Therapy

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For many clients, physical therapy is highly reliant on massage. Massage is a great component of physical therapy for those with serious injuries and ailments. Do you want to know what kinds of massage options to expect from physical therapy? These are some of the options that may be involved. Swedish Massage A Swedish massage is a popular option that you will find in spas, gyms, and clinics. This massage style uses specific types of strokes, including kneading, friction, percussion, vibration, and smooth strokes.

1 April 2021

Recovering From A Sports Accident

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Sports injuries can be extremely painful and serious medical problems to encounter. For those that are athletically active, it can be important to understand how they should respond to a sports injury before they are unfortunate enough to encounter it. Take Immediate Steps To Treat The Injury In the immediate aftermath of an injury, a person will want to ensure that they are applying the appropriate first-aid to the injury. One of these steps will be applying ice to the injured area.

24 November 2020

Need Foot Orthotics? Understanding Overpronation And Supination

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While you can get over-the-counter foot inserts to better support your arch and feet in worn shoes, it's better to get customized orthotics since everyone has a different' gait. Rolling your foot to far inward or outward when you walk or run can increase the risk of injury and lead to other issues. Learn more about anatomical terms like overpronation and supination and why it's important to know your gait when getting fitted for orthotics.

30 July 2020

How Diabetics Can Deal with Pain from Charcot Foot

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If you've just been diagnosed with diabetes, you are likely going through an adjustment period as you learn how to manage glucose levels, diet, and exercise. One aspect of this disease that you'll also need to learn about is comorbidities and side effects. Comorbidities are conditions that can coexist with the primary disease, but they also stand alone as their own specific issue. For instance, hypertension can be a common comorbidity of diabetics.

22 May 2020

How Cervical Disc Surgery Helps Pinched Nerves In An Athlete's Spine

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Exercise should provide a person with a stronger back and protection against various types of debilitating diseases. However, some people may pinch a nerve during certain types of routines and find themselves in great pain. If this pain worsens and they cannot exercise, they may gain weight or experience other health issues. As a result, cervical disc surgery may be necessary. Pinched Nerves Can Cause Many Problems Various types of exercise put a unique strain on a person's body and make it harder for them to avoid injury.

27 February 2020

2 Tips for Setting Up Your Home for Your Recovery Period After Spinal Fusion Surgery

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If you and your doctor have decided that a spinal fusion procedure is necessary, you may be worried about being able to take care of yourself after you leave the hospital. If so, there are a couple of things you can do to set your house up before the surgery that will help you during the recovery period. 1.  Clear Pathways Throughout Your Home One way you can help make your life easier, as well as safer, once you arrive home after your spinal fusion surgery is to clear pathways throughout your house.

8 November 2019

Is Orthopedic Surgery Your Last Resort?

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The normal aging process brings about different health issues. Some of these affect your tendons, joints, and muscles. While tendon, joint or muscle pain can be stopped with OTC drugs, sometimes there is a serious medical issue requiring the doctor's attention. The cause of pain can be anything, including a disease like arthritis, joint overuse injury, sprain or fracture. If the cause of pain is not obvious, you may be best seeing a doctor for a diagnosis.

29 May 2019