If you are not tolerating the feel of your sleeve touching your arm, the pressure of water in the shower or even the thought of using your hand after an arm injury, then you have developed some hypersensitivity. Hypersensitivity or “allodynia” is when you feel discomfort in response to stimulation
Being (and staying) motivated isn’t always easy. We have so many things going on in our lives that distract us from our goals. We must keep our eyes on the prize and not let the struggles of life consume us. There are many different ways to keep us motivated and
Dreams are important but they’re not the same as goals. Goals (when written well), like dreams, are aspirational – but they’re also more specific. While a dream may be the roof of a building, goals are the steps and landings of the stairwell. For example, if your goal is to
How are the nerves affected in an elbow, wrist, or hand injury? Sensory nerves transmit signals from our arm to the brain, processing that information and triggering reactions in our body. Motor nerves transmit signals from the brain to the muscles for movement. This circuitry allows our body to send
Moving, sure it can be a real “PAIN”, but here are some tips to avoid it becoming PAINFUL. Take your time, get organized, and use all available help to avoid stress and injuries. 1. Get Rid of the Bulk The less stuff you have, the less you will have
If you live far from a facility, don’t have childcare, or a subscription just doesn’t fit within your budget; you may be one of the many who choose to forgo a gym membership. Luckily, you can still increase your fitness level in almost any environment, starting with these 4 tips!
With life beginning to normalize, many professionals are leaving the comfort of their homes (and pajamas) and heading back into the office for full-time work. As we adjust to our new (old) work environments, we must keep the health and safety of our bodies in front of mind to avoid
Oftentimes, when injuries occur, we automatically apply the R.I.C.E method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This, combined with physical therapy, is great for managing injuries in many situations and therefore has been used for years upon years. But what if I told you this method was missing one very important
It is estimated that only 25% of Americans meet the CDC minimum recommendations for daily physical activity. Further, around 80% of Americans are overweight, and 40% are obese. It is time America focuses on health – and we know just the people who can help! Physical activity has a well-known
What is Balance? Every year, countless Americans are diagnosed as having “abnormal” balance. It is quite common; you are not alone. Balance is the ability to maintain your body position over your feet. In simple terms, it is your ability to not fall. Balance can be further subdivided into static and dynamic balance.