The body begins to wake up. The sense of laziness disappears. The attitude toward a healthier lifestyle begins to flow. Those who live with chronic pain can use Spring as “a new awakening” to deal with chronic pain and return your body to a state of a more peaceful living.
Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from low back pain (LBP) on a daily basis? If so, read on.
Scoliosis is the change in the natural curvature of the spine typically in the mid or lower back. The curves of the spine are detected from a physical scoliosis screening and x-ray imaging.
The shoulder is a complex joint with a great amount of mobility. The shoulder joint can move through 180 degrees of motion as we raise our hands overhead. However, a variety of conditions may limit our ability to move our shoulder through this great deal of mobility.
Research is continuing to demonstrate the benefits of rehabilitation before surgery by using physical therapy. Improving your pain and limitations in inflammation, strength, range of motion, and flexibility prior to surgery may allow for smoother recovery and less hospitalization time. Moreover, you will be able to meet your physical therapist and be comfortable in the environment that you will be performing your rehabilitation in post-operative as well as benefit from the patient education the physical therapist will provide during your sessions.
Of course, you can modify your chair to make standing easier. For example, elevate the seat, use firm surface, arm rests, wear shoes for better grip on floor, or purchase a chair lift. In addition, one can analyze and understand what it takes to stand from a seated position. Understanding the mechanics and muscles required will help create a more fluid movement. Here are some tips to help stand from a chair
What child does not get excited when choosing his/her backpack for the new school year? Besides looking at what superhero or princess is on the backpack, there are several characteristics to look for when purchasing a backpack to prevent injuries. Backpacks can be very problematic for posture and body mechanics. The most common injuries occur at the neck, shoulders, and back from poor use and size of the backpacks.
With the transition of the seasons, comes the transition of our footwear. It feels great to kick off those winter shoes, and dust off your summer sandals. For some, maybe it’s no shoes at all with the freedom of being barefoot. Unfortunately, our feet may pay the price in the summer with a possibility of developing the dreaded diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the band of tissue on the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel, often causing heel pain.
Who doesn’t look forward to warmer temperatures and the first day you can ditch those winter boots or restricting work shoes and put on a pair of flipflops? Flip-flops are a very common footwear. Although the idea of flip-flops may bring pleasant thoughts, your feet could be paying the price. Here are a few common problems that may be associated with flip-flops with poor support.