A TENS unit, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device, is used primarily to reduce pain signals from nerve endings. It does this by using "small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin."¹ This use of electricity works to reduce pain by flooding the nervous system and reducing its ability to [...]
With the work-from-home solution during the pandemic forcing millions into Zoom meetings and laptop work there has been a rise in repetitive injuries, especially carpal tunnel syndrome. What can you do to prevent these injuries from ruining your life? Quite a bit, but first you must understand why repetitive injuries occur and how you can [...]
We all know how important our physical health is, but how does it relate to our mental well being? How important is it to address how pain makes us feel emotionally?
Sports therapy - sometimes referred to as sports recovery - is the treatment of the body to prevent and help cure injuries. Unfortunately most people have their first introduction to sports therapy after a debilitating injury. But recent advancements in sports medicine and education have proven that regular sports therapy can provide a protective layer [...]
Tom Brady won the Super Bowl--again--and did it with finesse. How does a 43 year old man stay in shape and not suffer a career ending injury? He invests in his athletic recovery, and he is not alone. LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo are also known for paying exorbitant sums of money each year on [...]
It is well known that the first three months of the year are when new gym memberships rise. People become motivated to exercise and reshape their habits, hoping for a healthier lifestyle. This is a good thing; however, every year we see people begin an exercise routine without the proper approach. This leads to injuries, [...]
The past 9 months have brought many people to a realization: they have gained weight and exercised less and it shows. While nobody enjoys gaining unwanted pounds there are more dangers than simply not fitting into your favorite clothes. Weight gain also has an impact on how you exercise and can increase the risk of [...]
Believe it or not a majority of exercise-based injuries happen because of poor form. Weight lifting, sports, and even jogging with bad form can lead to serious and painful injuries.
Back pain affects 65 million Americans and is the sixth most costly condition in the United States. How expensive is a back surgery? Depending on the severity of your injury you may have to spend thousands on your back, and that doesn't even count the weeks missed at work. But not all back injuries are [...]
Does chiropractic work for back pain? According to the Mayo Clinic "Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide."