It can be very frustrating to have back pain interfere with your garden plan. You end up watching plant starts or seed just sitting on the counter while weeds continue to grow in the garden beds. And you may not know when you will feel well enough to get back at it. I've hurt my back twice while gardening. The first was after clearing the garden bed to get it ready for planting. The second - and more severe - injury was at harvest time. I was trying to get ALL the tomatoes and veggies in before the first frost. It never pays to hurry in the garden! That's why I've written about ways that you can enjoy gardening while protecting your back.
It is that time of year again! Family in for the holidays, a feast or two is sure to follow, and what would these days be without a cup of cheer. The last thing in many people's minds is exercise and fitness routines. It is a perfect time to relax, take a break, and let the mind and body have that moment of recovery.
Most movement activities involve standing on your feet. And just with a good building, a strong foundation is needed to keep the structures stable and healthy.
One area of your body that may be suffering a lot if you have foot problems is your ankles.
And we regular treat health-conscious patients at our Pocatello clinic, who want to discover how to stop ankle pain without painkillers.
A natural, and convenient way to treat ankle pain is to use custom made orthotics which can be a really simple way to correct foot imbalances and provide long term ankle pain relief.
In combination with physical therapy, this is a very effective, drug-free solution which has stopped ankle pain for hundreds of past patients in a relatively short space of time.
We've all been there ... our hands clutching at our thighs in the hope of relieving hip stress as we get up or sit down; a grimace on our faces as we try to grapple with what we think are signs of aging while easing into the bath; a frown as we get out of the car, straining to carry the weight in our legs, not our hips. Hip pain: most of us have experienced it, and if you're reading this, you are probably still suffering from its tell tale discomfort.
And yet, for most of you, the pain isn't related to any sort of injury you can think of - it just arrived and has decided to stay. The good news is, thought its origins are unknown, hip pain can be treated and alleviated. In this post, we're looking at some of the reasons you might be suffering from hip discomfort - and better still - some of the ways in which you can become pain free, right now.
Physical therapy has always been shrouded in mystery, and the truth is many people don’t really know what it is. Some think that physical therapists only stretch muscles, or rehabilitate athletes. Others feel as though physical therapy is an intense massage, or even just a way to avoid being stiff after a workout. As a physical therapist with many years of experience, I can honestly say that, despite all these conflicting ideas about physical therapy, one thing remains constant: most people believe we heal pain. And yes – we do heal pain, but what most people don’t understand is that physical therapy is NOT only about healing pain… it is about SO much more than that. This may sound controversial, but keep reading.