Back Pain

Could the Pandemic have caused Your Neck and Back Pain?

Could the Pandemic have caused Your Neck and Back Pain?

Who would have ever thought isolating workers out of their offices would have lasted as long as it has?   While many workers have returned to their offices, some will be asked to continue to work from home indefinitely or at least part-time.   While workers were sent...

Are You in Pain?  Consider a Movement Detective

Are You in Pain? Consider a Movement Detective

ARE YOU IN PAIN? YOU NEED A MOVEMENT DETECTIVE Physical Therapists:  The Movement Detectives It may feel like a great mystery to you on why you are hurting or how your body is not moving like it used to be able to do.  Perhaps a simple task seemed to launch you into...

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR SAFE BODY MECHANICS

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR SAFE BODY MECHANICS

 Evaluate what you want to do and plan before you do it.  Look at the environment.  Make sure your path is clear and you can easily move what you want to move from point A to point B Size up the load! Get a sense of how heavy something is before you try to lift or...

How to Make a Homemade Reusable Ice Pack

How to Make a Homemade Reusable Ice Pack

When you have an acute injury or are recovering from surgery, it is often recommended that you apply ice to help control swelling, inflammation and pain to the affected area.  Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation can all help control what occurs at the injured site. ...

Physical Therapists stand at the ready to help with the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapists stand at the ready to help with the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapists stand at the ready to help with the Opioid Crisis   Did you know that Physical Therapy is a profession that was actually birthed out of national crisis situations?  In 1917, the US War department’s surgeon general saw the great need for a special...

Avoiding Tech Overload that can cause Tech-induced Injuries

Avoiding Tech Overload that can cause Tech-induced Injuries

Just as the words Facebook, Twitter, Xbox, cell phone, tablet, laptop and Snapchat have made their way into our everyday life and vocabulary, new medical conditions are surfacing due to how we are physically interfacing with all the great new technologies available to...

“Do This Not That” to avoid Back Strain, Pain and possible Injury

“Do This Not That” to avoid Back Strain, Pain and possible Injury

There is a popular book on the market right now entitled Eat This Not That which helps persons make better nutritional choices for their health and well being by comparing various food choices side by side with photos. It makes a compelling case for empowering a...

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