People are forced to work at home, using the computers for hours, especially during these days under the influence of COVID-19. Have you ever experienced soreness and discomfort in the neck, shoulders and upper back areas? If you have, the following tips will be helpful for you.
Weight loss and obesity hit home for me. I have had several family members and close friends who have struggled continuously with managing their body composition. I too as a young boy was on the heavier side. It’s easier for me to relate or empathize with people who share a similar story.
Scheduling a specific time and having someone counting on you to be there makes skipping workouts a rare occurrence. Personal trainers are here for you. They are successful when you are! Allowing them to encourage, mentor, and guide you in your fitness journey may be the best decision you ever make!
CranioSacral therapy is a gentle manual therapy that uses light touch. By using light touch it helps inhibit the Sympathetic Nervous System and activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The PNS is the body’s rest and restore state. Most people are unable to reach that state on their own.
“As parents, our first instinct is to forget about yourself to take care of the newborn baby.” The days, weeks, and the months following a new addition to the family is a joyous time for parents. But, it can also take quite a toll on our bodies. This, in turn can lead to injuries. Oftentimes, we think of injuries in terms of sports or a recreational activity.
Studies are showing that more and more people are tired of being tired, overworked, overstretched and unwell. Those same studies are showing that more and more people are actively practicing self-care and experiencing more joy and better quality of life as a result. By definition: self-care is “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness.” However, this can mean so many different things to an individual and you really have to find things that are meaningful to you and that make sense in your life.
Sometimes patients come into my office stating that they can’t do a lunge or squat any more due to pain. They mention that if they just do more of them it should get better, right?! I find this to be false because there is something that is keeping them from doing it properly. This is where isolation exercises come in versus the compound exercise (lunge or squat). Let’s talk about the importance between compound versus isolation exercises and which could be of benefit to you!
If your primary doctor or OB/GYN is not discussing your pelvic health, then bring it up. Physical therapists have a much bigger role in treating pregnant and postpartum women than many people, including healthcare practitioners, may know. Physical therapists in general have a responsibility to assist women with returning to physical activity following childbirth.