ACUPUNCTURE: WHAT IS IT?
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This procedure is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
As the temperatures turn colder, skiing enthusiasts of all skill levels will wait with anticipation for that time when snow—real or “manufactured”—will fall on the slopes of resorts all across the nation. But whether you ski the “bunny slopes” or expertly maneuver around moguls, being properly prepared can help prevent injury and ensure a season of excitement.
Physical Therapy (PT) is an ever-changing and advancing field these days with constant advancements in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation. When it comes to athletes, PT is on the cutting edge of the newest, non-invasive treatments that get you back in the game quicker than ever before. One of the newer tools being utilized by a lot of health care providers in the sports medicine field is Active Release Technique (ART).
Text Neck Syndrome is the term used for neck pain caused by repeated stress and pain due to use of a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. This has become a worldwide health concern and global epidemic. There are over 4 billion mobile devices in use around the world and the number continues to rise.
You are so excited to be celebrating your 65th birthday with your two best friends. You are at your favorite restaurant, enjoying the food and company. Now you look across the table and have to decide which one of you will fall in the next year. Unfortunately, 1 out of 3 mature adults, over the age of 65, falls each year.
A fall onto an outstretched hand is a common event in any age group—so common it has its own acronym, FOOSH. The cause of the fall can run the gamut: a sports injury, slip on ice, trip on an uneven surface, or simple loss of balance. Common among athletes—runners, skiers, skateboarders, pole vaulters—the injury can also occur in car accidents and whenever you try to break a fall by reaching out with your hand.
Neck pain is almost as common as lower back pain. Over 80% of individuals will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. At any given time, up to 20% of people can be dealing with symptoms related to neck problems. The most common causes of neck pain are due to posture, injury or the natural progression of arthritis and disc degeneration. Symptoms can be confined to the neck region, however arm pain, numbness and weakness are often present. Less obvious symptoms, such as hand numbness, loss of coordination and balance can also be present.
Get the most out of your workout routine by picking the right snacks for warm up and cool down. By sticking to the right before and after snacks you feel your best and fuel up the right way, making sure your body is getting the most out of your workout. Learn these key rules, and you’ll always know what your body needs – and what it doesn’t – and when.
“Spring forward, fall back,” right? Well, we for one are very pleased to have spring on the cusp. Premier Orthopedics has put together a list of all the reasons we cannot wait for spring, as if you don’t already have one started yourselves.
Happy New Year from Premier Orthopaedics – Have you made your New Year’s Resolution list yet? We know that many goals on these lists sometimes seem impossible, and therefore are never reached. This year, instead of making tall orders for lifestyle changes that you cannot fill, let’s be practical. Here are some attainable goals, easy to work into your everyday without too much of a shock.