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You have just gotten back from a 6-hour hike, complete with some grueling escalation. “It was a great workout!” You think to yourself, “so why am I not sore?” Many of us look forward to being sore, as a telltale sign of our hard work. Do not worry, the soreness is likely to come. This...
It has long been debated whether ice or heat is better to treat pain. A study published by Garra G et al. in 2010 researched the efficacy of heat and ice in treating neck and back pain, concluding that both treatments provide mild relief. According to this study, the best option is whatever the patient...
The Benefits of Cupping In its simplest description, cupping involves the direct use of cups on the skin to create suction. But what does the suction do? And is cupping a viable source of therapy? Cupping originated in China, where it was known to facilitate the flow of “qi”, or life force, throughout the body....
I am often asked “do you have a certificate to practice physical therapy?” or “did you have to take a weekend course to do this?” I can’t help but chuckle and remind the patient that they are in good hands and in fact, most licensed Physical Therapists now hold a doctorate degree. To be clear,...
1. Maintain good posture and monitor your computer health. A) Keep feet flat on the ground. Knees should be at a 90 degree angle. B) Sit up straight. Avoid tension in and around neck and upper back. C) Keep your eyes level with your screen. Remember the top of your head should level with the...
Four Myths About Physical Therapy 1. Physical therapy is painful. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “does physical therapy stand for physical torture?” I would be a rich man. Physical therapy should in fact very rarely be painful. Contrary to popular belief, Physical therapy is intended to reduce or...