Posts Tagged ‘injuries’

All You Need To Know About Raking Leaves

Raking leaves is great exercise and on Autumn’s “To Do” List, but for many of us, a long day of raking can yield soreness and even injury.

the folks at Performance Physical Therapy in Rhode Island have put together some nice information about raking leaves . . . . In other words, how to do so without injuring ourselves!

So, give it a read and give it some heed.  Your body will thank you!

Read here: http://www.performanceptri.com/_fileCabinet/raking.pdf

 

Healing Mind and Body With Massage and Stretching

By Mark Bromson, M.D.

When patients ask me about natural medicine, they often expect me to talk about herbs, folk remedies or exotic Chinese healing techniques. So, when the first thing I recommend for patients is stretching and massage, they are often surprised. Though most people view massage as a pleasurable indulgence and stretching as an athletic activity, both of these practices can also be part of an effective medical treatment. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The History of Massage Therapy

By Kristin Kronstain

Massage therapists have enjoyed successful careers throughout human history; but it was not until modern times that comprehensive training programs in the field existed. With professional training, massage therapists can help clients work towards healthier, more relaxed bodies that are spiritually, emotionally, and physically balanced. Massage therapy certification is provided by reputable schools across the U.S.; classes cover new and old massage techniques.

Schools teach massage techniques from around the world. Swedish massage is the most popular, but classes in acupressure, chair massage, and deep tissue massage also instruct students in techniques for helping to heal the body and correct chronic conditions and injuries.

How did ancient massage therapy develop into modern techniques?

1500-3000 BCE

The Chinese produced some of the earliest texts used to treat illness with massage. Doctors combined their knowledge of medicine with methods of martial arts to produce techniques that coincided with the spiritual nature of Buddhism and Taoism. On the other side of the world, tomb paintings revealed that the ancient Egyptians had been practicing massage therapy as well. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Jumper’s Knee

By Ike Jones

How in the world did the term “jumpers knee” evolve?

Hmmm… lets see now. Because you jump a lot?

You are indeed a genius!

But that’s not the only cause of this very common chronic overuse injury/condition.

We are in the final weeks of the winter sports season and some of the kids, particularly in the sport of basketball, have been battling jumpers knee for a few weeks while others have been battling it for a few years! Read the rest of this entry »