How to Improve Your Physical Therapy

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

physical-therapyHome Workouts Make Physical Therapy Work

Receiving treatment from a physical therapist can be a wonderfully soothing, not to mention… well… therapeutic experience.

The skills involved in diagnosing, manipulating and restoring natural movement to patients with musculoskeletal and other issues are unique and can be quite wonderful.

And those who think of it as a relatively new discipline might by surprised to learn that its first practitioner was Hipprocrates who, according to the open knowledge resource Physiopedia, advocated massage, hydrotherapy and manual therapy treatments as long ago as 460 B.C.

But an important and oft-overlooked part of the therapist’s repertoire is to devise a program of home workouts based upon the patient’s specific complaints and well as of course to his or her physical capabilities.

therapyA Bespoke Approach

All sorts of people use the services of physical therapists, often referred by general practitioners who recognize their particular expertise in their chosen field.

Some patients may be sports people who have sustained injuries whilst performing. Others may be people who already experience mobility issues in their everyday lives – older people, people with a disability or even those who are physically restricted in their movements due to their own personal condition.

The approach taken by the therapists will always be one that is mindful of and adapted to the unique circumstances of the patient.

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Car Accident Injuries & Injury Claims

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

car-accident-injury-bradenton-flCommon Car Accident Injuries That Lead to Injury Claims

No matter how severe, it is a difficult and traumatic experience to be involved in an automobile accident.

Anyone who has been the victim of a car accident and was able to walk away from it in one piece is indeed fortunate.

However, there are many more that suffer serious injury, or never walk away at all.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, the first order of business is to get treated by medical professionals. Depending on the severity of the injury, it is best to have your injuries at least initially looked at or treated at the scene of the accident. The police report is very important in the process.

Before an accident injury claim is filed, proof that the driver of the other vehicle was at fault must be established. If this is the case, you will have a very good chance of winning any accident claims.

The key word here is “negligence.” If negligence can be proven on the part of the driver whose vehicle struck yours, you have an excellent chance at a favorable car accident settlement, and the time may be right to seek an automobile accident lawyer.

neck-pain-whiplash-injuryMost Common Car Accident Injuries

The four most common auto accident injuries are whiplash, head injuries, back injuries, and chest injuries:

Whiplash – This is easily the most common automobile accident injury, mainly because it can happen to the human body so easily, especially when struck from behind. With rear end collisions being the most common auto accident on the road today, it is no wonder that these are the most frequently endured injuries. Whiplash is caused when the head quickly snaps or jerks backwards, again, usually from rear-end impact. There is trauma to the soft tissue in the neck’s tendons, muscles, and ligaments which can cause severe immediate and long-lasting pain.

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What is Functional Medicine?

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioners explain how Functional Medicine treats the whole person by addressing the underlying causes of disease.

Functional Medicine is an evidence-based, systems-based approach to patient care. By focusing on the root causes of chronic illness and sustainable lifestyle change, Functional Medicine expands the diagnostic and treatment options of providers. Visit to learn more.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a science-based whole systems approach looking at the fundamental underlying causes of clinical symptoms.

We’re looking for not what is wrong with this person but why this person has an issue.

It’s not alternative medicine it’s not an either/or, it’s simply taking some of the new findings from systems biology and how all kinds of different influences can impact a person’s health.

When you can understand the underlying causes of the disease versus just diagnosing the disease itself, you can have expanded options on how to treat that disease.

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Can Ear Acupuncture Help You Quit Smoking?

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

ear-acupuncture-for-smoking-cessationWhy Try Ear Acupuncture to Help Quit Smoking?

For people who are trying to stop smoking acupuncture has been offering a novel approach to the problem for many years now.

While the idea of having needles put in may seem a little strange to some people, mention having them put in your ears seems even stranger.

This article discusses why people choose ear acupuncture for smoking cessation, how it is generally performed and how to find a practitioner.

This aims to give a clear explanation of why people may wish to try to help them escape from this life threatening habit

quit-smoking-programHow Ear Acupuncture Got Used To Help People Quit Smoking

The role of ear acupuncture in smoking cessation cannot be properly discussed without a respectful nod to its roots in the field of work with strong street drugs and alcohol.

Encouraging results working with difficult, serious drug addictions lead to the observation that effects were noted whether the drug addiction was to alcohol, heroin, cocaine and more.

Practitioners took up the challenge to try it with tobacco and the practice has flourished. Its multiple applications roots certainly put it on the map and its popularity may also be due to the method of delivery.

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Five Chiropractic Care Benefits

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

stress-relief5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

People look for a good chiropractor for many different reasons. Whether you want to get adjusted for lower back pain or headaches, know that the spinal adjustment may help you get better.

If you take care, your entire nervous system will work fine. With a properly functioning nervous system, your whole body will work the way it should. Therefore, we suggest that you try out the services of a good chiropractor.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the major benefits of chiropractic. Read on to know more.

1. Relieve Stress

If your nerves, skeletal systems and muscular systems are out of line, your body will be out of line. As a result, you will suffer from a lot of physical and mental stress. Once these systems get on the right track, you will feel less tense. In other words, if you want to manage stress, make sure your nervous system and all the other systems are in good working order.

posture2. Improve Posture

With the passage of time, the chiropractic treatments may help you align the curves and tilting in your spine. As a result, your posture will get better. As a matter of fact, this is more important as far as the curves in your neck are concerned.

Unfortunately, some people get neck issues when they are quite young. The reason is that they are hunched over most of the day. With regular treatment sessions, your posture will get better and you will be taller and stronger.

3. Mood Improvement

As soon as you get adjusted, the entire system in your body gets into good shape. So, if you are having some medical imbalances, you may benefit from this health care system.

happiness-at-sunset-2People with depression may fix their moods by getting regular care. As a matter of fact, people with ADHD can also benefit greatly from this health care. With good mood, you will be able to focus on what you are doing.

4. Improved Immune System

When you get adjusted, your chiropractor is removing subluxations that are preventing your nervous system from working properly. Your nervous system is in charge of sending and receiving information, including sending information to and from your immune system.

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5 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

heart-rate-pulseHow to Control High Blood Pressure – 5 Tips

The force with which the blood flows in your arteries is called blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mmHg.

If you have a cardiac problem, the force may get stronger and the blood will flow with more pressure in your veins. As a result, the higher pressure puts more stress on your heart and veins. This may cause damage to your heart.

In severe cases, patients suffer from a heart attack because of high blood pressure. Therefore, it’s important that you control your blood pressure with the following home remedies.

cardio-workoutGet moving

It’s a good idea to exercise for at least 30 minutes in the morning on a regular basis. This can bring the reading down by up to 9 mmHg.

However, you should keep in mind that you should take a slow start and then keep on picking up the pace as well as the frequency of your workouts.

If you don’t want to join a gym, you can go for a swim, jog or a hike. Actually, what you need to do is get moving. Aside from this, you can give a go to doing pushups, and lifting weights.

healthy-dietChange your diet

If you follow a good diet, you can reduce your blood pressure by up to 14mmHg. Ideally, your diet should include whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Apart from this, you may want to try fish, nuts, lean meats and dairy products that are low in fat.

The food that you should eliminate from your diet should be fatty meats, fatty dairy products and products that are high in fat. It’s also a good idea to avoid sweetened beverages like fruit punch and soda.

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How-to Avoid Injury When Exercising

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

jogging-at-the-beachExercises and Workouts – Three Workout Musts To Avoid Injury

Do you exercise even when you are tired from lack of sleep? Do you take your eye off when you need to do a warm-up routine? If so, you could be setting yourself up for a workout injury.

Let us face it, injuries suck. If you have ever been struck down with an injury, you know just how frustrating this can be. You are seeing significant progress one minute, and the next minute, you are sidelined wondering what you are going to do to prevent muscle loss.

The great news is, for the most part, injuries can be prevented. You just need to know which steps to take to keep your risk as low as possible.

exerciseHere are three things you will want to start doing…

1. Warming Up Properly Before Each Lift. Be sure you are doing a proper warm-up before each lift you do. Many people are aware of doing a warm-up when they first get to the gym, but after that, they figure they are done with warm-ups. Not so.

You should be doing at least one warm-up set before each significant compound lift you do. Do not even think about rushing into any heavier weights as that is an excellent way to land yourself in pain.

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How to Achieve a Healthy Thyroid

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

thyroid-healthThe Causes of Thyroid Problems

Deep down you probably feel that the health challenges you face may be linked to an over or under active thyroid. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped endocrine gland that sits at the front of the neck.

Although we as a people tend to over complicate health issues we can also see things for what they are and take action to remediate the root cause. This root cause is too many toxins going in and not enough getting processed out.

Whether it is from being exposed to mold toxins, lack of nutritious food (our top soil is majorly depleted in the United States making it hard to get vitamins/minerals from the food you eat), heavy metals from amalgam fillings, everyday toxins from chlorinated or even fluoridated water supplies as well as toxins from commercial cosmetics, deodorants and soaps it is hard for the body to handle the stressers over time.

healthy-dietSo what it comes down to is the thyroid is likely challenged with toxins and/or it is not getting the adequate nutrition it needs to optimally function.

What then is the goal to thyroid health?

The goal is to eliminate the stressors, cleanse the body and rebuild with the essential nutrients needed for it to work.

What happens then?

The body has super intelligence and it will begin to work its miracles since it has been given an environment to thrive.

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Auto Accident Injury: What You Should Know

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

car-crash-accidentWhat You Should Know About Car Accident Injuries and Claims

Failure to identify the full extent of the car accident injury can be a source of massive regret. Any victim of the car collision should be aware of his or her rights and eligibility for compensation.

Here are some of the fundamental things you should know about auto injuries and injury claims.

Are automobile injuries proportional to the extent of damage on the car?

No. It is true that a car wrecked severely can implicate real danger to the life of the passengers on board. However, the extent of damage on the car does not always reflect the extent of injuries suffered by the passengers after a car accident. Truth is there are instances when a slow speeding car collision can result in severe injuries. Whiplash, a pain emanating from the cervical area, is a common vehicle accident injury during a minor collision. Sadly, this type of injury may persist longer especially in the absence of prompt treatment.

chiropractic-consultationIf you had minor injuries after the car accident, does it mean you need to consult a doctor although you think you are perfectly fine?

Yes. You still need a doctor’s expert advice. Do not be too confident about your condition even if you think you only had minor injuries or none at all. Your body may be producing natural pain killers to protect you from trauma. Thus, you may not feel the pain right away. When you are calmer, the effects of natural pain killers fade. Soon, you will be able to sense pain. Because the pain and injuries are masked temporarily, verifying with a medical professional is essential to know your real physical condition. Also, any detected injuries may be treated suitably. Furthermore, if you refuse to seek immediate medical attention, you may find it difficult to obtain a compensatory amount you deserve because of lack of adequate medical proof.

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Common Cause of Low Back Pain

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

chiropractic-care-back-acheYour Low Back Pain Is From Slipped Joints, Not Slipped Discs

Many people experiencing lower back pain are told it is from a bad disc and need medications, injections or surgery. However, research has proven that those having low back pain in reality have spinal joint problems.

This article will explain what is the cause of most lower back pain and what can be done about it.

Let’s, initially, put to bed and extinguish the idea that lower back pain is caused by a bad disc. A recent study performed at the Mayo Clinic and published in The American Journal of Neuroradiology confirms that MRI scans showing intervertebral disc problems are not the source of back pain. The researchers found that MRI scans showing disc problems are exceedingly common in pain free people. In other words, people who have no lower back pain can have an MRI that can show a disc bulge, protrusion and degeneration and still have no pain.

back-injury-painThe researchers said that their study indicates that findings of narrowing of the disk space, disc degeneration, loss of disc height and other disc abnormalities are part of the normal aging process rather than pathological processes requiring intervention. They went further to say that most of the disk degenerative changes are no more significant than gray hair or crow’s feet around the eyes.

Let’s also clarify the term “slipped disc.” Medically a disc does not slip back and forth. It can bulge, protrude, herniate or degenerate. It does not slip back and forth or slip out of place. Slipped disc is a layman’s term similar to trick knee, cauliflower ear or double-jointed.

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