Healing

Staying Hydrated After Therapy

Staying Hydrated After Therapy If you have ever received physical therapy or massage therapy you will notice your therapist will often tell you to drink water and stay hydrated following your treatment.  There are several reasons why this is important to getting the most out of your therapy and keeping your body functioning correctly. First off, soft tissue work and exercise are dehydrating. Working muscles get fluids pumping out of the soft tissue and into your circulatory system where it heads

Homemade Ice and Heat Packs

As simple as it may seem, heat or cold application can provide a surprising amount of pain relief for many types of pain.  What is not commonly known is that Cold packs help reduce inflammation and numb painful areas and Heat packs help increase circulation to a specific area of the body and can promote healing. An easy and inexpensive way to have access to these two modalities is to make your own heat and ice packs. This gives you the convenience of

3 Things You MUST Know to Treat a Migraine Headache

Anyone that has ever experienced a migraine headache knows they can be debilitating. One of the leading causes of missed work in the U.S. is from migraine headaches. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.

Common Fitness Mistakes

When you watch others work out, there are some common fitness mistakes that you will see over and over.  Fitness programs and health do not always go hand and hand.  There are many mistakes athletes make and many assumptions that are not correct. Top ways to avoid Fitness Mistakes: 1:  Don’t assume that your fitness program is in the best interest of your health.  Regardless of your favorite athletic pursuit it probably does not address all your health concerns.  It doesn’t

Secrets for Relief from Neck Pain

What’s Causing my Neck Pain? To find relief from neck pain, you have to understand what forces are making your neck painful.  Once you understand what is causing your neck pain, you can then learn how to eliminate it.  The #1 force that contributes to neck problems is gravity and, in turn, changes in load.  The neck has 16 small muscles, joints, and bones that must work together to balance and support 10-13 pounds of skull, brain, and blood.  Any injury that

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