Are Back Braces Effective?

Do Back Braces Work? Lower back pain is a common concern among adults, especially those whose jobs involve heavy lifting. You might see workers at your local home improvement store wearing lumbar support bands—“back support” braces. These devices are becoming increasingly popular for the rest of us, as well. But do they really work? A…

Posted by Rebecca Thompson in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

Tee Up Your Golf Game Without Hitting the Links

Your favorite green golf course is covered in white snow and ice. While your friends in warmer climates continue to improve their games, your clubs remain in the closet. But cold weather does not mean you cannot work on becoming a better golfer. Mental and physical strength can be honed throughout the year. As winter…

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Cancer Related Fatigue

Question: I have cancer and recently completed my chemotherapy treatments. I’m so tired that it seems I can’t get anything done. What can I do to get more energy to do the things I enjoy? Answer: Cancer related fatigue is a common occurrence following treatment and can significantly affect one’s tolerance to perform normal daily activities. This type of fatigue responds…

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Exercise while undergoing Chemotherapy?

Question: Is it safe for me to exercise while I’m going through my chemotherapy treatments? Answer: Exercise has been shown to be very beneficial for people undergoing chemo treatments, and in some cases can be a good way to help decrease and manage some of the undesirable side effects. Each cancer survivor is very different and it is a good…

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Adjustments – Chiropractic Care

Question: Do you always have to do an adjustment to help someone? Answer: Spinal adjustments have been found to help with pain and range of motion. There are many other “tools” that are used to help with your pain as well, such as soft tissue massage, stretching,strengthening exercises and postural correction that are specific foryour problem, as well…

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My Kindergartner won’t focus

Question: Should I worry if my kindergartener won’t focus? Answer:  6-year-old’s attention span should be 10-15 minutes on something that interests them. Physical exercise helps develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills needed for a child to be successful in school. If you are concerned that your child needs help to focus, encourage your child to participate in structured…

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