“You need to exercise and lose 10lbs.” This is often the dreaded feedback from medical practitioners to people who have pain in their joints. Whether it is in the knees, hips, ankle, back or shoulder, none of us really want to exercise through pain. If you think about it, this makes perfect sense anyway.
While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses a virtual “road map” to direct an output of pain to tissues that it suspects may be in danger. This process acts as a means of communication between the brain and the tissues of the body, to serve as a defense against possible injury or disease.
People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a physical therapist.
Did your New Years resolution have you making donations to your health club last year? Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet for this year? Well guess what? Three out of the top ten most common New Year’s Resolutions are regarding health, weight loss, and exercise. Unfortunately, these well-meaning goals are often broken after a few months