Posts made in February, 2017

Spine Therapy Olney

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spine Therapy Olney   More often than not, health problems are intensified by spinal misalignment. You’d be surprised at how many aches and pains are brought about by such.  Headaches, frozen shoulders, knee problems, among many others, are made worse when the spine is misaligned.  What causes this pain? Hereditary factors, food, one’s emotional environment, stress, negative and suppressed feelings can cause organ and gland functions to become overactive or under-active.  This, in turn, weakens or tenses the muscles associated with reflex areas of the back. This, then causes an uneven pull of spinal muscles.  Individual vertebrae can easily become misaligned. This misalignment now causes pressure on the nerves from the spine, and you guessed it… pain follows. But there are several options available to relieve pain.  (Always make sure that only a licensed and experienced health practitioner, knowledgeable in spinal care administers the following.) Types of Spine Therapy in Olney SPINAL CORRECTION – Most patients will benefit from spine therapy or adjustment of the spine through muscle balancing. If this is the case, the patient may see either an osteopath or a chiropractor.  Your first visit will always consist of a thorough consultation and checking of alignment.  A chiropractor will usually require an X-ray prior to administering the first session.   SPINAL CONCUSSION – Spinal concussion is an effective method for stimulating and strengthening weak organs and body parts. The idea is so stimulate the nerves that emerge from the spine through soft, quick taps on the vertebrae.   SPINAL MASSAGE –this is the most famous of all spine therapies. When done by a licensed and experienced massage therapist, benefits are easily felt upon the first treatment.  Aside from the popular kneading and petrissage techniques, tender points along the spine is given constant moderate finger pressure for about 90 seconds.  This is done to relax the treated muscle and releases pain by releasing the pressure.  Here, close attention is paid to the base of the skull, neck, shoulder and tops and centers of the shoulder blades.    ...

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Physical Therapy Germantown

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Physical Therapy Germantown   Physical Therapy in Germantown is thriving due to the rising concern for wellness.  More and more patients are seeing therapists not only to manage pain to ensure that physical function and mobility are at its peak. What do physical therapists do? As with other locations, physical therapy practitioners in Germantown, are called PTs or Physical Therapists.  These are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who help patients reduce pain, improve mobility or restore mobility.  PTs are good at teaching patients how to prevent or manage their pain / condition.  They examine each patient and develop a plan, using techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain, prevent disability, and restore function.  PTs also worth with patients to prevent loss of such mobility BEFORE it occurs by developing fitness and wellness programs and lifestyles.  Many individuals are drawn to being licensed as a PT for the personal fulfillment it brings.   How much do Physical Therapists Earn? More than 205,000 Physical Therapists are licensed in the US.  A physical therapist’s median salary is $ 85,000.  Salaries vary depending on position, years of experience, education, location and practice. Do Physical Therapists concentrate on certain areas? Yes, they do.  While many physical therapists practice in hospitals, more than 80% practice in the following fields: Fitness centers and sports training facilities Outpatient clinics Inpatient Rehabilitation Centers Homes Hospices Industrial Workplace and other occupational areas Education and research centers Skilled nursing and extended care How do I become a physical therapist in Germantown? To practice physical therapy in Germantown, you must: Complete a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapist program. (This includes On-The-Job training for a certain number of hours, similar to an apprenticeship. In some states, compliance with on-the-job training is mandatory prior to taking the national licensure exam.)   Take the national licensure exam and / or a state-administered national exam  ...

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Shoulder Therapy Olney

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Immediate Home Care for Shoulder Pain   This article is not a substitute for a doctor’s consultation.  Rather, it is simply a list of tips for immediate care while waiting for your doctor’s appointment or for a scheduled shoulder therapy in Olney. Oh what a distraction shoulder pain can be!  Having it seemingly obliterates all the other stresses in life.  Once your shoulders begin to hurt, you can barely concentrate on anything else.  Shoulder pain occurs in muscles, ligaments and tendons in and around the shoulder.  And it chooses no age.  Even children encounter shoulder pain.  Notorious culprits for shoulder pain are frequent use laptops, tablets, and smartphones for long periods of time. The most common cause of shoulder pain is injury to the soft tissues, including muscles, tendons and ligaments within the shoulder.  Blame repetitive use or even overuse.  Sometimes the pain is outside the shoulder – some injury to the neck or bicep.  Other causes can include a spinal cord injury, a frozen shoulder, a broken shoulder bone, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, bone spurs, or a torn cartilage.  Certain disease also cause shoulder pain – diseases of the cervical spine in the neck, diseases of the liver, heart or even gall bladder disease. So to ease the pain while waiting for shoulder therapy in Olney, here are the top three remedies for shoulder pain:   Cold Compress: Cold compresses are excellent in relieving shoulder pain.  The cold numbs the area, which in turn, reduces inflammation and pain.  Place a towel soaked in cold water (or a plastic bag filled with ice cubes, wrapped in a thin towel) and apply to the affected area 10 to 15 minutes at a time.  Repeat as needed.   Epsom Bath Salt: Epsom salts, which are made of magnesium sulfate, helps reduce shoulder pain by improving blood circulation and relaxing stressed shoulder muscles.  To use, fill your bathtub with warm / tolerably warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt.  Stir thoroughly. Soak in the tub, ensuring that your shoulder is submerged for 20 to 25 minutes.  Can be done up to 3x in a week.   Ginger Tea: Ginger contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  It also improves blood circulation that promotes quick healing.  To use, boil a thumb sized slice of ginger to 4 cups of water for 10 minutes.  Strain and drink 2 to 3 cups daily.  Add honey if preferred.        ...

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Physical Therapy Gaithersburg

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Physical Therapy Gaithersburg   Physical Therapy Gaithersburg of Rock Physical Therapy tips for customers. You wonder about your aches and pains.  You do your workouts regularly, and you make sure that a warm up and a good stretching session precedes it.  You lift and yes, you exercise.  But for some reason, the stiffness or that little nagging pain just won’t go away. Should you wait it out? No.  Whatever the problem is, it is best to see a physical therapist.  Physical therapy in Gaithersburg has been on the rise because PTs (Physical Therapists) are good at helping with motion – regardless of whether the patient is involved in sports, or is encountering issues because of repetitive movement at work.  PTs are trained to treat muscle and joint problems, back pain, shoulder pains, and other ailments that can make range of movement difficult.  They also help patients who are undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, with their exercise programs.  Physical therapy in Gaithersburg has been gaining popularity among the baby boomers and athletes.  Baby boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, are beginning to find that movement is not the way they are used to.  Athletes, on the other hand, need PTs because of sports-related injuries, in addition to back and neck pain. What to expect The first session always includes an assessment.  An assessment takes about 45 minutes.  The PT does an exam and narrows down a problem list.  The exam includes strength tests to determine if the patient’s muscled are working at normal capacity.  In addition to strength tests, the patient’s range of motion and balance are also checked.  These objective measures help the physical therapist set treatment benchmarks so that he or she can devise an exercise plan. An assessment usually takes one to six days. Once a plan is made, the PT schedules a set series of therapy visits which is then followed by “homework” – an exercise program that must become part of the patient’s regular routine....

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