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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.


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.


Back Pain Causes and Treatment

Monday, December 8th, 2014

lower-back-painUnderstanding Back Pain

Back pain is a very common ailment. Back pain accounts for more than 7,000,000 new cases and 250,000 surgeries each year.

There are many causes of lower back pain but the most common cause is mechanical stress. This can be considered the action of movement under the presence of weight. For instance, when you bend forward with the knees straight, pick up an object, and twist while lifting, you apply a great deal of mechanical stress to the lower back. This is especially true if you lift the object with your arms away from your body.

The lower back is especially susceptible to this malady. This is because the lower back receives more weight and has less support from the mid‑back region, due to the lack of ribs.

To make matters worse, the lowest part of the back usually houses the largest nerve with the smallest space for a nerve to exit the spine. This nerve, is called the L5/S1 or Sciatic Nerve. It can be the source of lower back and/or leg pain (commonly called sciatica) when it is out of alignment, is diseased, or the muscles and tissues surrounding the spine become inflamed.

Back pain is a sign that something is wrong and if mild symptoms persist or worsen over two or three days, you should seek professional help. If your pain happened due to an injury, you should seek attention as soon as possible. Treatment outcome is often greatly improved by treating pain from an injury as soon as possible. (more…)