Physical Therapy: How to Soothe Aching Muscles and Joints in Winter As winter approaches and temperatures continue to fall, you may notice that aches and pains in your muscles and joints have become more frequent. If you prefer staying home with a cup of hot chocolate instead of going for a walk or hitting the gym […]
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Metal tools physical therapists and chiropractors use If you have been to a physical therapist before, you may have noticed a collection of metal devices. These metal devices are used for what is known as Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). What is Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization? During Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, specially designed stainless-steel instruments […]
Back pain is more than an annoyance; back pain can significantly impact your life. In fact, back pain consequences can be so severe that in some cases, sufferers can become clinically depressed. If you have been suffering from lower back pain and prescription drugs have not helped with the problem, you may want to consider […]
If you are suffering from upper back pain, it can affect your ability to complete even the simplest daily tasks. If upper back pain has disrupted your life, here are some tips for relief: 1. Keep moving In the past, the recommendation for upper back pain was bed rest. We now know that it will […]
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Techniques are commonly applied with the hands, fingers elbows, knees, forearms, feet or a device. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years when it was only available to members of high- end country clubs. Today massage therapists can be found in many hospitals, wellness […]
Fascial Stretch Therapy is an effective technique that uses assisted stretches and tissue work to help improve your flexibility and mobility. Fascial stretch therapy helps to restore and maintain the overall health of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. While the technique was popularized with athletes, it is equally beneficial for people of all ages and […]
When you are engaged in sporting activities, your soft tissues develop adhesions over time. Adhesions, in the context of sports medicine, refers to when the soft tissues abnormally stick to surrounding structures. Adhesions can either occur from repetitive movements, injury, from lack of movement following an injury. Sports massage therapy techniques are designed to breakdown […]
If you’ve suffered an injury or illness that is causing inflammation, pain and/or limited mobility, kinesiology tape can help. Kinesiology tape can also help improve your sporting performance and prevent further injuries. Kinesiology tape is a thin strip of elastic cotton with acrylic adhesive. This tape is nearly identical to human skin in its thickness […]
Research has shown that massage therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. There are various types of massage therapy. Each of these techniques focuses on treating different conditions and parts of the body. If you are considering massage therapy, here are some of the popular techniques: Swedish Massage Swedish massage […]
Your feet bear the weight of your entire body. That why it is important to select footwear that provides enough cushioning and support for your feet. If not, you could end up with painful conditions like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints and bunions. Uncomfortable footwear can also result in pain in the legs, back […]