Regaining Hand and Arm Movement after a Stroke

If you've lost some of the function of your arm and hand because of a stroke, a disciplined approach to physical therapy can gain some of that back. You'll work with a physical therapist who is knowledgeable in stroke rehabilitation, but it is up to you to do many of the exercises on your own. The more effort you put into your arm and hand rehab, the more functionality you'll recover. [Read More]

Prenatal Yoga

If you are pregnant and want to stay fit for the entire nine months, you should consider taking up yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice that actually means "spiritual discipline." It may date back as far as 3,000 B.C. and has become increasing popular in the last decade. More than 100 different schools of yoga exist, but they all focus on these main principles: relaxation, exercise, breathing, diet, positive thinking, and meditation, all things that particularly benefit the pregnant woman. [Read More]

Why Kids Shouldn't Wear Backpacks with One Shoulder Strap

Whether carrying a heavy backpack can cause long-term disabilities isn't known; however, shoulder and back pain are frequent complaints of children who see orthopedic doctors. Often, the cause of pain is carrying backpacks that are too heavy or have only one shoulder strap. Even if a backpack has two straps, kids often sling it over one shoulder. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent your child from straining muscles that can cause shoulder, neck, and back pain. [Read More]

Answering Faqs Concerning PEMF Treatment and Bone Fractures

Whether it is a simple fractured foot or a cracked bone, a bone fracture is definitely a big deal when it comes to your physical well-being. The appropriate healing time, which is usually at least four weeks, can seem like a lifetime when your physical capabilities and activities have to be limited. PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, is one form of treatment for fractures and broken bones that may not be all that common, but is definitely becoming a more familiar topic, especially if you have a broken bone. [Read More]