Posts Tagged 'injury'

5 Challenges to Maintaining Regular Exercise Regimen

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Do you have a hard time maintaining a regular exercise schedule? Most people do. If staying motivated to hit the gym was easy, there wouldn’t be so many people giving up on their fitness resolutions in mid-February, and gyms would stay packed year round. You might see very fit people and wonder how they do it. Is it willpower? Innate athleticism? Of course, it varies. The journey to physical fitness is different for everyone, and you might be surprised to learn that the people you envy had a tough road to get where they are. Staying on track can be a challenge, but these 5 barriers to regular exercise CAN be overcome. Let’s take a look.

Posted by Sarah Daren Jun 19, 2017 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

Pulled a Muscle? Try These 4 Tips for a Quicker Recovery

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Exercise can be beneficial to many different aspects of your health and well-being—but it’s also easy to overdo things and injure yourself in the process. Even the best athletes often suffer from common injuries, especially when they’re pushing themselves to the limit and training for demanding events. One of the most common injuries that can occur in almost any activity is a “pulled” or strained muscle. This is actually a bit of a misnomer, since the terms refer to a torn muscle. These injuries are not only painful, they can put you out of commission for weeks or months, depending on the degree of the sprain. If you’ve pulled a muscle try these 4 tips for recovery so you can be back in the gym with your health and wellness apps and crunches sooner rather than later.

Posted by Sarah Daren Apr 03, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Future of Rehabilitation: Using Virtual Reality to Heal

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We are in an age where our current technological advances were once just a dream of 80’s children. Hover boards, computers in our pockets, and augmented or virtual reality are now a part of our world. These devices are becoming progressively more prominent in the market, and interesting developments are creating worlds we couldn’t even imagine 30 years ago.

Posted by Katie McBeth Jun 20, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Alternative Medicine: Attacking Chronic Pain Head On

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Chronic pain is a medical condition that affects the lives of millions of people daily, often for reasons that escape most doctors. It can be caused by nerve damage, several types of illnesses, or even psychological ailments like depression. Treatment for chronic pain also varies greatly, with some doctors prescribing several medicines to cover their patients’ many types of pain and other doctors recommending lifestyle changes to stop the pain. If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be feeling fed up with trying all the new medicines your doctor has been prescribing you in the search for the perfect solution to your particular type of pain, prompting you to consider other options. Luckily, although many more traditional doctors do not consider non-drug intervention to be a form of treatment, there are many other ways to treat chronic pain through behavioral changes that can be just as effective if not more so than pain relieving drugs. If you are looking for a new solution to your chronic pain, try some of these changes to your diet and behavior to significantly lessen or possibly even erase your pain:

Posted by Lindsey Mcmahon Dec 09, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 2

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There is an unwritten agreement and code of conduct that exists between the client and professional.  I try to establish a business perspective with the fitness professional I am working with as quickly as possible.  This is a business transaction not a social gathering.  It is my responsibility to keep a professional demeanor and conduct with the fitness professional at all times regardless of what may happen in session.  It does not matter if I have had a bad day in other settings.

Posted by Kerry Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours Part 1

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High Expectations

In the spring of 2010, I experienced an interruption in my defined goal of walking device- free.  I injured my upper back.   Many people with mobility impairments can experience back, arm, and shoulder injuries from over-use of repetitive motion or certain other factors.  A compensatory rotational motion that I use to move and walk, due to Spastic Cerebral Palsy, caused a herniated disc in the middle of my back.  Most often golfers or 1 out of 1000 people will sustain an injury like mine.   This injury slowed the progression of where I hoped to be by the end of the year.  My expectations for certain evidence of improvement like changes in balance or gait, or other notable sign of progression did not come.

Posted by Kerry Dec 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments