The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Gait training physical therapyAs summer temperatures continue to rise, many of us are seeking out the nearest pool to beat the heat. But there’s more to get from your time in the water than a fun reprieve from the sun.

Water workouts and aquatic therapy offer a wide variety of health benefits, too, and bonus – they’re great for people of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels when it comes to recovering from sports injuries, joint pain or injury, post-surgical recovery, orthopedic conditions and injury, and more.
(more…)

3 Low-Impact Moves to Ease Pain

Gait training physical therapyWhen we’re injured or dealing with a chronic, painful condition, it can be tempting to resign ourselves to the couch. But the truth is, gentle, low-impact movement can actually help increase your recovery time when done correctly, and ease painful systems associated with your injury or condition.

Give these three options a try:

Swimming and water aerobics. Swimming and moving under water are excellent options for people dealing with chronic pain, because the buoyancy helps to reduce injury-inducing resistance, and takes some of the stress off of your muscles and joints – and while building up strength and alleviating pain.
(more…)

Ice vs. Heat – Which is Better for Pain?

workplaceHot and cold therapy is a natural, effective way to combat chronic pain. But which should you use for back pain, arthritis, or injuries such as strains and sprains?

Read on to learn when you should turn up the heat or cool it down.

Arthritis. Apply moist heat to stiff, tight joints to help relax muscles and ease pain.
(more…)

5 Tips for a Pain-Free Commute

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1There are few things worse for back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain than a long commute. But that trek back and forth to work is an unavoidable reality for many of us.

To help make your commute pain-free, consider some of these tips:
(more…)