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SEPTEMBER 2015 – Spinal decompression therapy sounds terrifying. Mention that it is an advanced form of spinal traction, and many people have visions of torture devices.
In reality, this new therapy doesn’t occur in a dungeon. It’s a new, non-surgical alternative for relieving low-back pain, neck pain and radiating arm and leg pain.
AUGUST 2015 – This is the time of year so many fall sports begin practicing. This is exciting long as you are careful with how hot it is outside.
Football gets the most attention about heat exhaustion injuries, but there are plenty of other sports teams out there practicing. All athletes need to be mindful of their condition of their body in the heat.
JULY 2015 – Summertime is the ideal season to get your swim training in. Pools are more accessible and the weather sometimes seems to require that cooling off time. Although you might be hot from the summer heat, your muscles are most likely cold and need to be warmed up by stretching before jumping in the pool for your workout.
JUNE 2015 – “Keep your head down!” How many times have you heard those words right before attempting to execute a better golf swing? Too often, that message translates into an expectation that the head is to be kept still. Not so. In fact, it is not possible!
MAY 2015 – Laser light therapy has become useful for just about every condition, but most importantly for athletes, it can reduce inflammation and relieve pain from injuries suffered.
There are different classes of light therapy, and each one works for different areas needing treatment. Some are more powerful, some are created for deeper tissue damage and some for speed of recovery.
APRIL 2015 – The game of golf makes very real and specific demands on the body, requiring attention be paid to the physical demands.
Unfortunately, golf injuries and pain are often the catalysts for paying attention to the unique physical requirements of the game. Even before pain alerts the golfer to strain or injury, knowledge of the body’s movement and ongoing care can insure long-term participation, enjoyment of the game and optimal performance.
FEBRUARY 2015 – February is Healthy Heart month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Many believe heart disease to be a “man’s” disease, but it is equally prevalent in women.
There are ways to lower the risk of developing heart disease.
JANUARY 2015 – you started a new workout regimen in January, you’re probably starting to see some benefits from your daily or weekly workouts.
However, you might start seeing some of the downside to them as well. If you are doing the same workout every time, you could be risking an overuse injury by working the same muscles every time.