Thursday, December 19, 2013

Prevent snow shoveling related back/shoulder injury.

What a snowy day! 

Hope all of you out there shoveling are paying extra attention to prevent back/shoulder injury from shoveling the heavy snow.

Hire someone with snow blower to do the job will be great! But if you like to treat the snowy day as extra work out time, here are few tips for preventing snow shoveling injury: 

  • Put off the shoveling until afternoon. Many disc injuries occur in the morning when there is increased fluid pressure in the disc.
  • Limber up! Warm up before shoveling. Get those muscles ready for the heavy duty work.
  • Wear a pair of shoes with good tread. No slipping, no fall, no breaking bones!
  • Lifting small amount of snow with frequent trips. Your back will thank you for it.
  • Bend your knees, not your back when lifting.
  • Avoiding twisting.
  • Frequent breaks by standing up straight or bend backwards.

Now, try not to hurt yourself for the next couple days of shoveling. But if you do, come visit us to get the injury taking care of. It could be a quick fix with Kinesio taping. Don't want till it flames up.

Be safe out there!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Incontinence Program

Incontinence Program

Do you have to visit bathroom often? Do you have urine leakage problems? You might suffer from a common condition called urinary incontinence.

What is urinary incontinence (UI)?

Urinary incontinence is the uncontrolled loss of urine.  Most urinary incontinence happens when pelvic floor muscles are too weak or too tense. Childbirth is one of the main causes of UI. Other causes include overweight, neurologic injury, physical problems associated with aging, and history of pelvic surgery. Although women experience UI twice as often as men, it can happen to anyone at any age.

There are three main types of  UI:

  1.  Stress incontinence—Leakage happens with coughing, sneezing, exercising, laughing, and lifting heavy things.
  2. Urge incontinence---You may experience strong sudden urge followed by instance bladder contraction and involuntary loss of urine. This is sometimes called “overactive bladder”
  3.  Functional incontinence—People with this type of incontinence may have physical disability that keeps them from reaching a toilet. For example, a person with dementia may not schedule himself for a trip to the bathroom in time to urinate.

In addition to urinary incontinence, some patients may also experience a variety of complaints:
  •      Chronic unexplained pelvic pain that radiates to the back and groin. Sitting, voiding, or sexual activity in women can aggravate the pain.
  •       Burning during urination.

Incontinence Program

Our incontinence program utilizing a combination of the following non-invasive treatment techniques:

  •     Manual therapy techniques to relax muscle and decrease pain.
  •       Therapeutic exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
  •       Education or lifestyle/environment modifications.
  •       Electrical stimulation to strengthen very weak muscles.

Incontinence program is highly effective and can often reduce the need for medication and may eliminate the need for surgery.

Call today to keep the leaking under control and save money by decrease the need of using incontinence products.