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Physical Therapy Works

Physical Therapy Works

If you’ve ever been bed ridden for a while or had an injury that limited your activity, you probably already know that physical therapy works to help get you back to normal activity by building your strength and improving your range of motion. It also has other applications that can help improve your life and well-being. While it’s often aimed at getting you back to your prior level of activity, it can help you to make the changes necessary for a healthier lifestyle, too.

Physical therapy can help build core strength.

Having a strong core is a lot like having a good foundation on a home. It’s the body’s foundation. Just like on a house, where it could cause a collapse of the structure, a weak core can leave you susceptible to future injury. It helps posture, overall strength, balance and even helps weight loss. Stronger core muscles helps relieve back pain, improve posture and can even help improve breathing. You’ll walk better and be less prone to falls with the improved balance core strength brings.

Breathing problems, cardiac issues and other health problems can be helped with physical therapy.

You probably already know that many people receive physical therapy after a cardiac incident or lung issues. It helps clear the fluid and builds strength to get back to normal daily activity. Did you know that physical therapy can also help control diabetes? It not only helps improve blood sugar levels, but can also help with vascular conditions.

Physical therapy can help you prevent future injuries.

Preventing future injury is more than just improving your balance and preventing falls. It’s relaxing tight muscles to help them work more effectively with joints, which can improve overall functioning. If you’ve had previous injuries or scar tissue building from surgery, this stretching can help ensure it won’t prevent you from getting back into full functioning.

  • Physical therapy can help you after a tough workout. There are various techniques used to help relieve the pain and stiffness after working hard, such as ice and heat therapy, Fascial Integrative Treatment, Active Release Techniques, Fenzian treatment and many other treatments to address issues.
  • You’d be amazed at the different issues physical therapy can address. It can even help insomnia and tooth grinding that affect both your health and appearance.
  • Part of physical therapy that most people neglect is the effect of a healthy diet can have on specific problems. Pain is often a whole body challenge and can be helped through many techniques.
  • You’ll not only deal with your issues at physical therapy, but will be give help to continue working on it on your own. Through specific guided exercises and stretching techniques, you’ll be in charge of your body and control or eliminate pain, not allowing it to control you.

Don't Be Limited By Pain

Don’t Be Limited By Pain

There’s no reason to allow pain to take over your life, when there are many ways to not just control it, but in some cases, eliminate it permanently. If you’re missing out on important functions or all the joy life has to offer, finding the right techniques is important. Don’t assume you’ll always be limited by pain or need to take medication that makes you drowsy and less alert to control it. Alternatives are available that will enhance your life, not just dull your senses.

You’ll feel better with exercise.

You might not think that working out is the best thing to do if you’re in pain, but it all depends on the reason for the pain and the condition. The body creates its own natural pain killers when you workout, called endorphins. Exercise has been found effective in reducing the pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain. It strengthens core muscles to help the back, increases circulation and improves strength and flexibility in the joints.

The Frenzian treatment can help.

This treatment was specifically created to help with pain by a surgeon in the UK. It produces electrical impulses to stimulate the nerves. It’s been shown to help improve not only chronic back pain, but also has proven helpful for osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, muscle injury, TMJ, tennis elbow, neuropathies and reflex sympathetic dystrophy—RSD. Best of all, it’s non-invasive and treatment only takes from five to ten minutes.

Consider Active Release Technique—ART—for pain relief.

ART is good for a number of conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica, back pain, headaches and other conditions that come from the overuse of muscles. Those injuries cause microscopic tears in the muscle tissue that accumulate. Eventually, scar tissue forms and that causes a host of problems, such as weaker, shorter muscles, trapped nerves and tendonitis. ART works directly on that scar tissue. Besides causing pain, they cause loss of flexibility and strength in the area, often producing numbness and tingling.

  • Massage therapy helps reduce pain several ways. It relaxes all the tendons and muscles in the area of the pain, helps reduce the stress that occurs with pain and can help diminish the pain message from the brain.
  • FIT—Fascial Integrative Treatment—is a form of muscular manipulation that treats soft tissue adhesions. It has a three-pronged approach, first breaking up the adhesions, next getting back normal tissue flexibility and finally restoring the area injured back to normalcy.
  • Spa treatments aren’t just to make yo more attractive. Many of the treatments can also bring pain relief. A far infrared sauna, for instance, has been shown helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis, headache and even chronic health conditions like high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
  • Most people love the option of using alternative pain treatment, including physical therapy. In almost all cases, these alternative techniques provide benefits, without the potential of side effects.

Do You Need A Chiropractor

Do You Need A Chiropractor

Not everyone knows when you need a chiropractor or even if the symptom they notice starts with a back misalignment. For instance, some shortness of breath comes from just being out of shape. It can also come from serious conditions like lung issues. Asthma can cause breathing difficulties, but so can back misalignment. Most people use the services of a chiropractor to help improve the quality of their life by eliminating back pain.

Your body is a moving, self-repairing machine.

Just like any intricate machine with lots of moving parts, if one small part isn’t aligned properly, the machine won’t work properly. It can cause direct pain, impeded your daily movement and even bunions, knee pain and other referred pain can be the result of a misalignment. Just like any machine, if one part that controls the workings of another area isn’t working, the area it controls won’t work correctly. While you might treat the area of pain, the problem will return if it’s really located in the back. That’s like trying to fix the check engine light on the car, rather than checking the engine.

You’ll find relief from pain after a vigorous workout if you go to a chiropractor.

Sometimes, no matter how guided the exercise, you push a little too hard or workout a little too long and find yourself hobbling off the to the locker room in pain. That’s a good time to go see a chiropractor if one is available. A chiropractic can offer many solutions that will help reduce the pain. If there’s an injury or misalignment, the chiropractor can treat it immediately, helping the body to heal far faster than it would otherwise. Best of all chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive method of dealing with pain, so there are virtually no side effects.

Joint problems may actually lead back to a problem in the spine.

You may take all the precautions in the world to help avoid knee or hip pain when you exercise, but find that at the end of a workout, even when the knee is wrapped, pain still returns. That may be time to seek chiropractic treatment and identify whether the problem is really in the back, rather than at the knee joint. Your back health affects your posture and your posture affects your joints.

  • Just like any type of health care, chiropractic services are personalized. You wouldn’t expect a doctor to recommend aspirin for everyone, especially those without a fever or headache.
  • Chiropractic care can also be used to help reduce pain. Since the spine contains the nervous system, manipulation of the spine can often reduce pain dramatically.
  • Athletes often use chiropractic care to help boost their strength and improve their performance. Pinched nerves, misalignment and other back issues can impede the progress of any athletic performance.
  • Chiropractic sessions help improve relaxation and can be a huge boost to improved sleep. You don’t have to have pain to use a chiropractor. Sessions with one can even help reduce the tensions in the back for complete relaxation.