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What Are “Manual Therapies” and How Are They Used? |
Manual therapies have been used to treat musculoskeletal disorders for thousands of years. Practitioners around the world—in countries with many different cultural influences and diverse medical traditions—have used their hands to manipulate various parts of the body to stimulate healing. “Manual” literally means “by hand.” Thus, manual therapies consist of healing techniques that use the hands. There are more than two dozen techniques used worldwide. Among the most commonly known are acupressure, chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, reflexology, Rolfing and shiatsu.... Read More Read More
A Simple Guide to Sleeping with Lower Back Pain
Learn how small changes can make a big difference when it comes to sleeping with lower back pain.
How Can A Physical Therapist Help My Dizziness?
Do You Suffer From Dizziness You may be surprised to know that physical therapy is sometimes the answer to relieving even the worst cases of vertigo or dizziness. Dizziness is one of the most common complaints in the medical field today, particularly when it comes to older adults. Sometimes dizziness can be incredibly scary and debilitating, which can make it challenging to identify the cause when you don’t feel well. If you haven’t had a recent surgery or recent changes in your medications, there are a lot of things your physical therapist can do to help identify and treat the cause of your dizziness. One of the most common complaints we hear from dizzy patients in physical therapy is that they feel like the room is spinning when they roll over in bed,…
What to Expect at the First Chiropractic Consultation
During the first chiropractic consultation, the chiropractor will complete a thorough chiropractic exam the of back pain and other symptoms in about 45 minutes, and then advise treatment.
How To Stop A Foot Cramp—Fast
You might be sitting at your desk, walking down the street, or—most likely—sound asleep when a foot cramp strikes. Whenever, wherever, there's only one reaction: Make it stop, now! Zoe Fackelman, a physical therapist in Canandaigua, NY, and Pamela Cole, a physical therapist in Hopkins, MN, will help you understand why foot cramps happen, what to do if you get one, and the best ways to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Why Functional Medicine Is The Future Of Health
Share on "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." Thomas Edison uttered these wise words more than 100 years ago at the start of the 20th century, the century that would become the expansion of the conventional medical system we know today. Sadly, the last century was in many ways a complete departure from Edison's words. Away from looking at the foods we eat and prevention and toward the Big Pharma , sick care system: diagnose a disease and match it with a corresponding drug. Despite spending more on health care than the next 10 top-spending countries combined , the U.S. has the most chronic disease and shortest life…
How GMO Crops Impact Livestock and Human Health Worldwide
"Transgenic Wars," an award-winning film by French investigative journalist Paul Moreira, looks at the effects of GE crops, both on livestock and human health.
Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain
Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities. Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1). In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records. Fortunately, a recent study offers [...]
101 ways you never knew you could relieve pain
101 ways you never knew you could relieve pain Pain can be disrupting, and it can interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks. Pain is also one of the most common ailments, and it affects more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined Acute pain refers to pain that has a sudden onset, and the duration of the pain is limited, whereas chronic pain refers to types of pain that last longer. Long-term diseases often cause chronic pain, while the injury is usually the culprit behind the acute pain. Pain is often treated with painkillers, which helps to reduce painful sensations and sometimes also to reduce inflammation that occurs in the affected area. The most common types of painkillers include paracetamol, NSAIDs, and opioids, but all of these have been linked…