Posts made in January, 2016

Physical Therapy Procedures: What It Is and It’s Benefits

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Physical therapy procedures Physical therapy procedures are very important part of healthcare services. It is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as heat treatment, massage, and exercise rather than drugs or surgery. Highly educated health professionals called physical therapists perform this practice. What is the first step? One needs to meet up with a physical therapist through an appointment. The PT then performs a thorough physical exam and health history taking by interview, examination, and evaluation combined with diagnostic test results to come up with a diagnosis and create a treatment plan for you. The treatment plan will include educating an assigned caregiver; therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, prosthetics, mechanical modalities, and whole lot more. Benefits of Physical Therapy As mentioned, physical therapy improves the body’s mobility and motion. It is important move without pain in our daily activities because it affects our quality of life, our ability to earn for a living, and our ability to enjoy our favorite sport or activity. Consistent movement without pain is important to maintaining a healthy balance system. It is also crucial for physical independence. Having said this, exercise reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, arthritis, and bone fractures among other benefits. Movement is also necessary to prevent obesity. Physical therapy procedures are followed to aid recovery. A lot of physical therapists collaborate with other healthcare professionals in restoring the full health of a patient who has undergone surgery. Treatment plans are created for the patient to be able to go back to pre-surgery bill of health. Physical therapists work with the patient to be able to understand the goal for recovery together. Another benefit of physical therapy is avoidance of surgery and prescription drugs. In some cases though, surgery and prescription drugs are the best course of treatment for some diagnoses. But with research, there has been increasing evidence that physical therapy can be equally effective. Example of this would be treatment of spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease; it has been found out that physical therapy is as effective as surgery and so much cheaper too. Physical therapists practice in a lot of settings. You can find them in private offices, hospital, home health agencies, schools, fitness facilities and outpatient clinics among others. But the easiest way to look for one is a referral from your current medical doctor. They have a varied network of medical practitioners, which they know and they trust to be able to take care of your current condition. So if that knee joint or that hip bone is bothering you for a while now, do not hesitate to look for a physical therapist and have alternative medicine do it’s wonders to you without having to undergo through...

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More tips about knee injury

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Knee injury Almost every adult has experienced knee injury or pain. For older people, it could be because of arthritis or simply overuse of the muscles that protect this vulnerable joint. Simply put, knee pain can be caused by disease or injury. In the US, arthritis is very common. It has affected a majority of the older folks and has been categorized as a chronic disability. Does this mean that we, the younger generation, will also expect this when we grow old? Another consideration that we have to look at is knee injury. Knee injury is a result of a direct blow or sudden movement that affects the knee beyond the motion it can handle. Knee injury does not choose an age group. Usually it happens when one is engage in sports or any other recreational activity. Fortunately, research found out that exercise and knee therapy are very effective in relieving knee pain related to arthritis and injury altogether. It is important though to tell your therapist specifically what kind of pain you are feeling and the location for your therapist to be able to determine the cause. Here are some important specifics you can tell your medical practitioner: Difficulty putting weight on your knee when standing or walking Limited motion Tenderness in the joint area Pain when straightening or bending your knee Weakness in the surrounding muscle        ...

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Spine Decompression Therapy, Is It For You?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spine Decompression Therapy Spine decompression therapy  is a method that would stretch the spine using a table or similar device, that would help relieve back and leg pain. Movement is one of the primary evidence of life. Any change in the structure or function of the spine can potentially turn one’s life around. The basic functions of the spine are as follows: control, coordination, protection, support and movement. The spine connects the whole body to the nervous system, which is cased in our head. A healthy spine partnered with a healthy nervous system is most important in maintaining the whole health of the whole body. With this logic in mind, any alteration of the spinal structure can cause irritation of the central nervous system. With almost every other problem that has come up, different medical research also comes up with a cure. One of the more recent that came up is a kind of spine therapy called Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal Decompression Therapy It includes stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device with the goal of relieving back pain or leg pain. A lot of patients gear towards this treatment because this is non-surgical so it is less invasive. This kind of spine therapy is applied with the same goal of relieving pain and giving the spine a healing environment for problems like bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. Theoretically, here are the two benefits of spine decompression therapy: Create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material. Create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc. This spine therapy has been widely accepted ever since this came out but the clinical evidence of how effective this kind of therapy is still lacking. The very reason though why this therapy is widely accepted is because of how cheap the treatment is versus its surgical counterpart without the associated risk of surgery. These are the most common symptoms that can be treated with the non-surgical spinal decompression therapy: Back pain or neck pain also known as sciatica. This kind of pain, weakness, or tingling usually extends down the leg. Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots Worn spinal joints also known as posterior facet syndrome Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease Just in case these spine problems arise, you can always ask your medical practitioner about this unique spine therapy so that your life won’t be that disrupted and you can find the relief that you need....

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Shoulder Therapy Exercises and Protocols

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shoulder Therapy Exercises Shoulder therapy exercises can be helpful in our daily lives. A lot of people find joy in working for their loved ones and generally for themselves. We work, exert effort, and pretty much do physical activities to be able to provide for the people we love. Sometimes though, due to the overwhelming desire to be able to give in to the pressure at work, we tend to overlook taking care of our physical selves. We overwork our bodies, which would amount to injury and non-function. One of the most overworked body parts, which a lot of people don’t usually mind, is our shoulder. Our shoulder supports our hand, thus giving us the full function that our mighty hands do, day in and day out. It’s important that the muscles in our shoulder area is conditioned and balance to prevent rotator cuff injuries. If our shoulders get injured, one can under go shoulder therapy but that wouldn’t be too comfortable. Shoulder therapy is needed to be able to bring back the optimum function that our rotator cuffs help to perform. Our rotator cuffs provide power and control for golf swing, tennis stroke, volleyball serve and spike, and a whole lot more. But before even thinking of shoulder therapy, prevention is always better than cure. Here are some shoulder therapy exercises. That use the elastic band as equipment: Pulldowns   Place the band above your head so you can pull it down at a 45-degree angle. Make sure to stand with great posture and grab the bands with your hands, elbows straight, and thumbs pointing up. Pull the band down to your pockets and pause for 2 second in that position making sure that you fee the squeeze between your shoulder blades. External and Internal Rotations   Place the band at mid sternum height so you can pull it in a straight line. Make sure to stand with a great posture, place your elbow at your side, bent at 90 degrees and gripping the band with the thumb pointed up. Your forearm begins by pointing across your body. Slowly rotate your shoulder our and keeping your elbow bent, and fixed to your side. Hold position for 2 seconds and slowly return to the starting position. Do this vice versa for the internal rotation. Bicep Curl   Stand with the perfect posture. Keep your elbows next to your torso while holding the band. Initiate the movement by flexing your elbow and then slowly returning the starting position while maintaining good posture. There you go, those are just 3 of the simplest shoulder exercises and protocols you can do at home or at the office (during breaks) to strengthen your shoulder muscles. With these, you prevent spraining or injuring those rotator cuffs, thus eliminating the need for shoulder therapy in the future.  ...

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