• The Different Types of Physical Therapy

    Hip pain

    Physical therapy is often the first line of treatment for many injuries. Physical therapy is usually preferred because it is non invasive, affordable, and has good success rates. Every year, approximately 50% of U.S. adults develop a musculoskeletal injury that persists longer than three months. Fortunately, there are many different types of physical therapy available to treat these injuries.

    Strengthening physical therapy exercises

    One of the most common types of physical therapy is to strengthen the injured area and its surrounding muscles and ligaments. Up to 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Back pain can affect your ability to sleep, work, or exerc Continue Reading

  • Health Club Success Tips for the New Owner

    Gym management system

    Fitness and exercise has always been a passion of yours. You have finally decided to turn your passion into a career. You have the location picked out, the name decided, and you are ready to open your own health club. Before you open your doors and let the first member in, it is important to have a strong business plan. This business plan will set you apart from other local gyms. It will encourage fitness enthusiasts in the area to choose your health club over other ones. Your business plan should include the following factors.

    Important business information

    Once you begin to gain some interest in your health club, you will find that local community members have a lot of questions. What are your business hours? What are the package rates and what is included with each package? Can t Continue Reading

  • Five Tips for Dealing with a Recent Injury

    Acute pain management

    Have you suffered a recent musculoskeletal injury? Musculoskeletal injuries tend to have long lasting effects on the body. It is important to receive immediate medical care. It is also important to keep up with pain management and monitoring of the injury. If you have had an injury or any damage to your musculoskeletal system, the following medical treatments are both necessary and beneficial.

    Seek emergency medical care if needed
    Depending on the severity of your injury, you might require emergency medical care. If the injury is to your spine or neck, it might be best to seek medical treatment anyways. It is possible that life threatening symptoms could not show until much later. You might also require emergency medical care if you have a previous injury. Always evalua Continue Reading

  • The Right Hearing Aid Can Change Your Life, 7 Tips to Getting the Right One

    Widex hearing aid

    Hearing loss is a very common problem in the United States and around the world. By some estimates, as many as 20% of all Americans suffer from hearing loss to some degree. That number increases to about on in every three by the time people reach the age of 65. Exposure to loud sounds and noises has caused about 26 million American adults between the ages of 20 and 69 to lose at least some of their high frequency hearing. Hearing loss impacts kids, too. Nearly 15% of all children in school have some degree of hearing loss. The good news is that there is help available for people who suffer from hearing loss. There are a number of Resound hearing aids out there that can accommodate just about every person and their lifestyle.

    The problem many people encounter, after getting over the hump of decidin Continue Reading

  • Prevent and Deal with Knee Pain at Home

    Knee pain

    The old adage is that the two things that are inevitable in life are “death and taxes.” Whoever came up with that could add “knee pain” because most people will experience it in their lifetimes. The good news is that you can do some things to make it better at home. Knee pain does not mean you have to automatically give up the things you enjoy doing in your life.

    The best thing that you can do for your knee pain is strengthen the muscles that support the joint. The same can be true of many other kinds of physical pain. If you had suffered an injury, before you begin a new routine, you should talk with your doctor or physical therapist.

    It should be noted that if you are planning to have surgery f Continue Reading

  • Finding a Family Therapist Who Can Help You Turn Things Around

    Psychotherapy

    The world is very much different than it was when humans first walked the planet. There was the discovery of fire, the invention of the wheel, and the formation of the first communities. Fast forward a few millennia, and our world is what our ancestors scarcely could have dreamed. Even the dreamers of a few generations ago would be astonished to see how we live today. Science, technology, and medicine have eclipsed what many of the first scientists, inventors, and doctors envisioned. Those tiny communities from once upon a time have become massive cities and thriving societies. At least, in the eyes of corporations and those generally in power, societies are thriving. And in certain contexts, we are. But the unfortunate truth is that, in all of this progress, some of the most important pieces have been left beh Continue Reading

  • Do You Know Where Your Local Urgent Care Center Is?

    Pediatric health

    Everyone wants to feel that they are living their best life. Of course, in today’s day and age there are plenty of things that have the potential to get in the way of that, from misguided goals to unfortunate circumstances. And then, there are those unexpected bumps in the road that seem to throw everything off kilter. Sometimes these unexpected turns come in the form of an injury or illness that takes you out of the figurative game, and in this country, health issues can become quite costly, very quickly.

    In order to address these problems, and attempt to alleviate both the issues of surprise health issues and the expenses that come along with them, there has been a new trend growing in the medical sector. For quite some time, a broken leg or a sudden, severe ailment would mean a trip to the emerg Continue Reading

  • 5 Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Back Pain

    Edmonds walk in clinic

    Back pain is a problem for many people around the world. It has been estimated that, in the United States, as many as 60% of all Baby Boomers will need to manage a chronic condition such as back pain. Today, nearly 70% of American adults say they suffer from back pain on a regular basis. They report that they are impacted daily by their back issues. When you ask the doctors who help with back pain and injuries, most will tell you how common this is around the globe. There are a lot of reasons for back injuries but there are some things everyone can do to help when they occur.

    1. Stop playing your sport. If you are playing a sport when you injure your back (or anything), stop playing. The idea that you should “play through the pain” is ridiculous. When you ask doctors about that, they tell Continue Reading
  • Urgent Care Centers Bridging the Gap

    Urgent care treatment

    There’s a line. A thin red line. One that separates individuals from the emergency room to physicians. Generally, that line is considered something serious and fatal. However, many have begun to overlook or misconstrue that red line to mean anything that “seems” life threatening but in fact can be treated elsewhere.

    For many, the first line of defense against an illness is the physician. The physician is an individual who is capable of diagnosing and treating a wide variety of injuries and ailments, while doing so in a generally non-threatening and easy to understand manner. No one gets worked up about going to the family physician.

    Unless it’s for a cholesterol check but that’s another matter.

    People, however, do get worked up about going to the emergency room. While it takes a great dea Continue Reading

  • Why You Should Know About Your Local Urgent Care Clinic

    Walk in clinic redmond

    Staying healthy is obviously a main priority in life. For those who manage to successfully navigate the current health care and insurance scene, maintaining good health is typically not going to be an issue. But whether you have health insurance and a primary physician or not, there are going to be road blocks along the way at some point. Even those with the doctor’s number on speed dial and appointments for regular checkups and screenings are susceptible to the unexpected twists and turns that is the nature of this life. To be as prepared as possible for any health surprises or issues, it is a good idea to know of more than one doctor’s office in your area, as well as to become familiar with the nearest emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. You never know when you might need to rely on that informa Continue Reading

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