The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body. It’s so flexible that, unlike other joints, it has very few ligaments holding it together. Instead, it has a group of muscles, the Rotator Cuff, that act like adjustable ligaments to stabilize the joint in any position. The Rotator Cuff stabilizes the joint whether you are reaching overhead or doing pushups. Here we discuss the importance of a healthy shoulder, what helps stabilize the shoulder and how to get help if you are having issues with your shoulder(s).
Top five people who should go STRAIGHT to physical therapy – are you on this list? Since 2016, people in Louisiana who need Physical Therapy can now go directly to a Physical Therapist and start care immediately without having to go to their Doctor first. No prescription is required for treatment and insurance will cover most services provided.
The holidays can be busy for anyone with or without plans. Traffic ramps up (and sometimes makes you late to that coffee date….), the weather is temperamental (in Louisiana at least), but the company and Christmas spirit are always ever flowing! This season we have compiled a list of 5 ideas/events to partake in with the kiddos. We know entertaining the kids during their break from school can be challenging, but the memories made during this time are priceless!
Falls can bring the risk of not only physical injury, but also psychological changes that cause them to withdraw from activities they used to enjoy. With proper assessment and a comprehensive rehab program that addresses all the main factor affecting balance, patients can return to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life without fear of falls or injury. This blog post covers factors that impact your balance and, if managed correctly, can lower your fall risk.
Massage is mentioned by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and Native Americans and eastern healers have used various modalities of massage to facilitate the healing process. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in the integration of massage in physical therapy and other conventional forms of medicine. Although there has been significant increase in the use of massage therapy, more that 60% of the population has either never received a massage or has no knowledge of the benefits it has to offer. In this article are 4 ways massage therapy can be beneficial to you.
Kurt Vonnegut said, “Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.” When temporary knee pain becomes a chronic problem, your body is sending an important message that shouldn’t be ignored. In today’s blog post we take a look at 5 options that can reduce knee pain without medication or surgery.
As the Keeping Up with Jones 5K Organizer, I’d like to thank everyone who made the Keeping Up With Jones 5K a huge success. The funds we have raised this year will help Louisiana’s Methodist Children’s Home in their mission over the next year. The benefits of their work will make a positive impact for the children in their care, in many cases, for the rest of their lives.
With the Keeping Up with Jones 5K just around the corner and the Gulf Coast Half Marathon the next day, I’m always interested in sharing great information that will help everyone do their best and have fun. In the following Runners’ World post, Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. covers the important issue of fueling up right before and during the race.