There’s a lot that can go wrong with our nervous systems, and the impacts can range from annoying to frightening or even incapacitating. Most commonly, we’re dealing with some peripheral neuropathy—any disease or damage affecting nerves outside
Physical therapists have always been improvisers when it comes to treating patients. For example, they pioneered the use of resistance tubing for strength training exercises. They rig up innovative rope and pulley systems for a range of motion and st
Strictly defined, ergonomics is the study of people in their working environment. Initially, this study was about efficiency. It was about modifying the work environment to maximize productivity. It was about redesigning the assembly line to make fou
Whole Body Cryotherapy is one of the latest “cool” trends with many people talking. Cryotherapy benefits are claimed to include everything from asthma to weight loss, with lots in between—including chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, insomnia, and art
Did anyone bother with New Years Resolutions for 2021? Just making it out of 2020 seemed like an accomplishment enough. Still, there’s no better time for a fresh start than right now. So if you’ve got any nagging injuries that you’d like to add
If you have an injury that requires physical therapy treatment, weight loss might be the last thing you want to think about. You’ve got enough on your mind, what with that new knee or bum shoulder and all those fun new exercises your Physical Thera
We neglect our shoulders at our own risk. Most of the things we do during the day—reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, swiping—rely heavily on our shoulders. But because the shoulder joint is so highly functional, it’s also complicated and pron
There’s an old saying in fitness circles: “Abs are made in the kitchen.”
What that means is you can do all the sit-ups and crunches you want, you can exercise at home all day long, but you’re never going to get that six-pack abdomen if you
First off, what is pelvic pain? That’s simple: it’s any pain you feel below your belly button and above your legs. And what causes it? That’s not so simple. There’s a huge list of possibilities for women, including menstrual cramps, endometri
A little bit of pain is fine. Everyone experiences pain once in a while. It’s part of life.
But what if the pain doesn’t go away? What if it lasts for three months, or six months, or more?
That’s chronic pain, and it can be more than just