There are many different treatment strategies used to treat musculoskeletal issues. Joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, motor nerve stimulation, exercise, kinesiology tape, etc… are all common treatment options used to help decrease musculoskeletal pain. This blog post will discuss why rehabilitation is important to the recovery of musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
Thoracic pain and stiffness is a common complaint experienced by many. The thoracic spine, commonly referred to as the mid-back, is composed of 12 vertebra bones between the neck and low back. This blog post will discuss why thoracic mobility is important and four exercises you can do to improve your mobility.
Ankle sprains are a very common injury. The most common mechanism is called an inversion sprain, where the foot rolls in. The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) has been a standard for treating ankle sprains. More recent research has pointed to the MEAT method (Mobilization, Exercise, Analgesics, and Treatment) as a more effective treatment method. This post will discuss the different treatment methods for ankle sprains.
Pain is a complex experience. There are biological, psychological, and social aspects that all contribute to a painful experience. Pain, although often seen as a nascence, is actually a good thing because it let’s us know that there is an injury or a potential injury. In this article, we will discuss how pain changes movement and what the effect of this is.
For many of us, our emphasis is on the quantity of movement and usually not the quality of movement. “I need to do 10 reps of [insert exercise here]” or “I’m going to run 13.1 miles today.” While having fitness goals is not a bad thing, little consideration is given to the quality of movement. In this post, we will discuss the components of movement quality and how you can improve it.