Sports Injury

How My Passion for Running Fueled my Passion to Heal

My life as a runner took off when I got into running cross-country and track in high school. I have been an athlete participating in a multitude of sports for most of my life, but when I joined the cross-country team, I knew I had found my passion.  I instantly loved the feeling of freedom as my feet left the ground. I loved that it enabled me to set my stress aside and focus on the movement

Rock Climbing after a Back Injury

BEING ACTIVE IS A WAY OF LIFE For those of us who are active, getting hurt can feel like our bodies have betrayed us. We may try to ignore it at first, out of fear that it’s going to slow us down, take us out of the game for a little while.  A few years ago, I started rock climbing. I fell in love with it. Kayaking and mountain biking scare the willies out of me but

IASTM Effectiveness vs Astym

A Systematic Review on IASTM  Concludes it is Ineffective (but there is good news!) Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is on the rise in the physical therapy field. With new techniques and procedures popping up everywhere, it is hard to know what works and what doesn’t. A September 2016 systematic review evaluated the research on IASTM and concluded research does not support the efficacy of IASTM.  Recognizing the fact that some clinicians utilize IASTM without supporting research, the systematic review noted there is

5 Natural Inflammation Remedies

5 All Natural Ways to Soothe Joint Inflammation So you suffer from arthritis or some other form of joint inflammation, but you are unable to take medication or undergo surgery to alleviate your pain.  What can you do?  This short article will provide you will 5 suggestions for cooling inflammation without the use of invasive measures.  As always, you should consult your doctor or physical therapist before making changes to any existing treatment program.  Enjoy and be well! 1.  

Knee Pain Remedies

  Part 1 of 6: Assess Your Knee Pain Mild to moderate knee pain can often be successfully treated at home. Whether due to a sprain or arthritis, there are several ways to combat the pain.Before you attempt to treat your pain at home, you should be cautious. Seek medical attention for moderate to severe pain caused by injury. Some types of knee pain can require surgery or other interventions to resolve. If the pain is due to inflammation, arthritis or a minor

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