Topic of the day! Ever since the 2016 Olympics, I’ve had clients ask me all the time about cupping. Never before that was it mentioned, but much like Kinesiotape and the 2008 Olympics, no one knew anything about it until they saw these elite level athletes doing it. Does it work? How? What does it do? Are those bruises? Simply put, yes it does work. However, it can be a bit extreme, as many ancient therapies tended to be. It essentially sucks the superficial tissues into the cup, separating the fascial adhesions. Because you cannot regulate the amount of vacuum pressure, there is capillary damage, which results in blood leakage and bruising. Now, this is an effective way to separate fascial adhesions, as is the Graston technique and many other fascial stripping methods. But in the same way that you can get to work many different ways; bus, car, train, cab, horse, etc. some are more efficient than others. Same thing with deep tissue bodywork, sometimes there are more efficient and less traumatic ways to accomplish the same goal (in this case fascial adhesion separation). Yes, it may take a little longer. Yes, you do have to be more skilled in palpation. Yes, you do have to physically work harder. But, all of this is worth it to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient with the least possible pain and potential side effects. Thou shalt do no harm said Hippocrates.... ok, I’ll get off my soapbox now! 🤣💪🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cuppingtherapy#massage#bodywork#deeptissue#therapeuticmassage#massagetherapy#deeptissuemassage#crossfit#massagetherapist#bodybuilding#physicaltherapy#physicaltherapist#physiotherapy#injuryprevention#strengthtraining#conditioning#sportsinjury#injuryrecovery#fitspo#personaltrainer#cpt#cscs#liftsmart#prehabnotrehab
#day17 of @redjanuaryuk and I’m doing my bit by providing free workouts. Thank you all so much for your kind donations for @mindcharity you’ve been so generous! .
Today let’s double up on those circuits. Combine days 1 & 2! It’s 34 minutes, a little time for you and that peachy bum 😜
Check out the videos on my squares for demonstrations. .
Work out hard for 30 seconds / Rest for 10 seconds / Complete 6 rounds of exercise 1 before moving onto exercise 2 etc.
1) Right leg chair jump ups (beginner - tap your left toe on the floor to stablise/advanced - do not put your left foot down - the lower chair the harder it will be)
2) Low squat jack (beginner don't take it too low/advanced drop bum below knees and use an explosive jump)
3) Left leg chair jump ups (beginner - tap your right toe to stablise/advanced - do not put your right foot down - the lower chair the harder it will be)
4) Bridges (squeeze glutes and don't put your bum down on the floor between reps)
5) Mountain climbers (beginners hold onto chair/advance hit the floor! Make sure your back is flat, your shoulders are over your wrists)
6) Side plank, left leg raise, tuck and return (beginners rest on a chair/advanced hit the floor)
7) Low squat jack (beginner don't take it too low/advanced drop bum below knees and use an explosive jump)
8) Side plank, right leg raise, tuck and return (beginners rest on a chair/advanced hit the floor) .
Total time 34 mins 10 seconds.
Your legs are going to burn!!!! .
Don’t forget to stretch, and have maintenance massages to keep your body in good form. I like to use katie @barnes_physiotherapy she may be little, but my she is mighty! 💪🏼
✋ Are you proud of your take-home salary last year from your PT business?
Stop and think about it for a minute.
If you got an immediate and resounding “yes” to that question, and your clinic is bringing you all the profits you want - predictably and reliably - then stop reading here.
On the other hand, if you’re like most clinic owners and you’re not bringing in the level of take-home salary 💰 you deserve (despite being as qualified as you are) - and you’re struggling to achieve your business or financial goals 📈, read on…
Because this weekend (Sat 19th and Sun 20th, 12pm EST) I’m holding a free live training (https://bit.ly/2TprZt7) to solve that problem and show you how to create a Marketing Plan to bring in $100K CASH 💸 to your practice and make 2019 your best year yet. Register using the link in my bio!
The live training is titled: Marketing Plan 2019: "How To Get All The New Patients You Need, Charge The Prices You Deserve - And Give Yourself A $10,000 Per Month Pay Rise In 2019"
You can have the best clinical skills or service, you can be highly motivated and work day and night to grow your business – but all this will be sabotaged by ineffective marketing. 👎
As we look ahead to 2019, there is nothing more important than for you to make now the time to finally sort out your clinics marketing system.
Register here now while you still can - link in bio 🙌
There’s only 87 seats left for Saturday - and just 65 left for Sunday.
See you soon 😉
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Seguimos con los post de artrosis.
La artrosis es una enfermedad que la padece un gran porcentaje del adulto mayor, por ello, se realizan una serie de recomendaciones para atenuar los efectos de la enfermedad. •Aplicación de calor y frio: por lo general, el calor es más beneficioso en la artrosis. Se puede aplicar de forma casera, colocadas sobre la articulación dolorosa de 15 a 20 min. Además de aliviar el dolor, relajan la musculatura. En ocasiones, la articulación puede tener un intenso brote inflamatorio, donde es recomendable utilizar frío local mediante bolsas de hielo o baños fríos de 7 a 10 min. •Ejercicios: el mismo protege la articulación y aumenta la fuerza de los músculos, por ello, es necesario caminar, ir en bicicleta y practicar la natación, pero los deportes de contacto o de gran sobrecarga física son menos recomendables. Existen también ejercicios específicos para cada articulación que esté afectada por la enfermedad. De estos hablaremos luego. •Educación postural: al momento de dormir, se recomienda el uso de camas planas ; al sentarse se recomienda utilizar sillas con espaldar recto, donde sus caderas y rodillas mantengan una posición natural y los pies estén en contacto con el suelo.
❓Have you dealt with sciatica? What did you do for it? What was your experience? Drop a comment and let’s have an open discussion.
⚜️Our current body of evidence indicates that sciatica is commonly occurring and generally self resolving in 4-12 weeks. For most people that means if they let their body do its thing , it’ll go away in time.
📈Does this mean we should do nothing? Well that depends on your stance. I’d argue it means that you don’t HAVE to do anything. However, if you are looking to do things that may provide some benefit, some relief, or help to alter the sensitivity and attentativeness you have with it - try some of this stuff out. As well, it can help with progressing activities and returning to a more active lifestyle faster.
💡This series focuses on getting the ankle, knee, hips, and pelvis moving with options to grade your comfort levels and progress over time.
❓What do you think we should be doing for it?
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What is Cervical Radiculopathy?
One or more of the nerves emerging from the neck has become irritated or possibly pinched. This often results in pain, numbness or tingling in the specific area of your arm that is supplied by the irritated nerve.
Symptoms may vary from a dull ache to a constant severe sharp shooting pain, and are likely aggravated by certain positions or movements!
Your nervous system is basically a big electrical circuit. 🔌 Your spinal cord transmits all of the electrical nerve impulses between your brain and spine. 🧠 From there, individual nerves emerge from your spine then travel to supply sensation and movement to specific areas of your shoulders, arms and hands. 👋🏼This allows you to move and feel sensations like touch, heat, cold and pain. Anything that interferes with this transmission can cause problems.
Getting adjusted and performing specific exercises can help decrease the symptoms of this condition!
Call our office or schedule online to make an appointment with Dr. Southard or Dr. Ryan at Cuyahoga Falls Chiropractic Clinic!
Why motivation is crap and should be avoided.
If you are a person who watches motivational videos, reads motivational books, goes to motivational lectures, you may have noticed one tendency — that that feeling that you get is temporary.
Motivation is like a dose of heroin, you have a huge urge, but when you get it, it works shorter and shorter. It is an emotion that briefly encourages the desire to do something, but it usually disappears when is needed, and you have to wait for its flash for a long time. Because that is how emotions work: sudden, strong and temporary.
Finally, everything ends up that you start to pay people for motivating you.
The situation is often like this: — Hey, I need to reach “insert my goal”, but I have no motivation, can you convince me that this thing is important for me and make me do this? -I'm glad that you asked. My pretending that I care will cost “insert your amount”
Don't misunderstand me, most often people care for the goal but one usually pushes through the force, and the other sabotages himself, and they turn up exhausted and give up.
Do you know what works better? Discipline.
That means I will do it no matter how I feel now. That's why the army and pushing yourself in the gym is good. You are doing what you need, even though there is no mood for it, and if you succeed - you keep this habit.
Discipline helps to understand that emotion is not necessary to do something, then a miracle happens - suddenly you don't care if you are in the mood or not, you just do it.
If the discipline seems to be too restrictive, just start to understand and catch what exactly triggered that high emotion, because things outside of your mind can't do anything if don't let them. You can see the meaning, imagine something and act on it, without watching any videos or help from other people, just catch what turns your head when you are motivated and restore and restore until you become good of destruction, crossing the walls, breathing fire from you're nine heads.
Motivating? Because I didn't want that, sorry you're feeling is temporary.
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Healthy body, healthy heart, healthy mind 🙏🏼☀️ #koldtec
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🌟Love this quote from @firstname.lastname@example.org from his Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast episode🌟
This was during our discussion on the importance of WRITING YOUR GOALS DOWN! First you need to know the why behind your goals then you literally have to write them down. Post them in your office or home where you can see them everyday. Because you want to be living and working towards your goals everyday! 👍
What are one of your goals for 2019? I am hoping to do more public speaking about pain both in the physical therapy industry and more importantly outside of the industry. If you have your goals in place WRITE DOWN one of them in the comments below. It makes it teal and we can support you! ⬇️
KNEES OVER TOES
When treating knee conditions (i.e. patella tendinopathy, tendinitis) or preparing athletes in the off-season (i.e.basketball, skiing) a common objective should be to increase tolerance and tissue capacity around the knee through exercise. This can be accomplished through progressive loading. Here we look at the step down and examples of loading progressions:
1️⃣ Knee behind toes. Focus on keeping the shin more vertical and falling forward with your chest. This will reduce knee load and emphasize more hip.
2️⃣ Knees to toes. Start to progress toward more knee loading by letting the knee travel forward. Using an object (foam roller) creates a target for your knee. Find a distance acceptable for you.
3️⃣ Knees over toes. Knees going over the toes is not bad, but we do want to work toward it. As the knee starts to feel less discomfort, progress toward more knee dominant movements.
How much knee loading and exercise prescription will vary per person, as medical history, pain, training goals, etc. will influence parameters. As always, if you need specific guidance, find a good clinician or coach to help.
✌🏼❤️🏋🏻♀️ Credits: @tony.comella
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HIP FLEXOR STRETCHES
Dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, kickboxers and the like require a significant amount of hip mobility. For the rest of us gym-goers, cyclists, runners, walkers, swimmers, hikers, etc., we generally don’t need anything too extreme.
If you stretch your hip flexors because you like it and it feels good for you, I have no problem with that. These exercises are simply an alternative if you want to “stretch” your hip flexors while performing resistance exercises.
Many people stretch their hip flexors because they feel tight or they’re trying to improve their positioning for certain movements. Appropriate exercise selection or modifications are an easy way to address both of those issues without taking too much time out of your normal workout routine.
I’m not saying this is the right way. It’s just another option.
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Everyone is unique. That means you need elevation that is adjustable and fits your ergonomics 🤔
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Adjustments are the treatment that most chiropractors specialize in most and separate us from other health care professionals.
Adjustments are NOT: - Breaking of bones
- Putting bones back in place
- A cure for Cancer
Adjustments ARE: - highly skilled, specific and precise maneuvers
- Help restore #optimalmotion to the joints
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Why did I decide to be an osteopath?⠀
Someone asked me that question yesterday, and I'm gonna use this post as an aswer.⠀
Last week, I remember telling a patient that she's not broken. She has sleeping issues, tensions in her neck, headaches...but all those issues seemed to vanish when I told her that she's not broken.⠀
If you could have seen the way she looked at me at the precise moment. Everything was gone for a few seconds.⠀
That's the reason why I do this job. For those moments.
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✨Los meniscos, medial y lateral de la rodilla, son estructuras semilunares de fibrocartílago que se apoyan en la cara articular de la tibia y absorben las cargas que
pasan a través de esta articulación.
. ✨Ayudan a la congruencia articular entre el fémur y la tibia.
. ✨Forman una
especie de almohadilla elástica debajo de los cóndilos capaz de adaptarse a
su forma y transmitir a la tibia, de manera uniforme, las presiones que recibe, sobre todo en la posición de hiperextensión y apoyo de la rodilla, por lo
que ofrecen también amortiguamiento.
. ✨Dan estabilidad a los movimientos articulares según las posiciones en extensión y flexión de la
rodilla, así como durante los giros por rotaciones.
. ✨Las lesiones de meniscos obedecen generalmente a un mecanismo rotacional de
la rodilla cuando el miembro en apoyo se encuentra en semiflexión.
Fuente: Lesiones meniscales. José Ma. Busto Villarreal et al., 2009.
TENNIS ELBOW REHAB
Tennis elbow is a term often used to describe symptoms located near the lateral epicondyle of the humerus that is worsened with increasing load. However, it’s important to know that this condition does not only affect tennis players as it’s prevalent in other populations as well such as office workers and gym-goers.
It is not a tendinitis. We’ve known this for a very long time. Inflammation isn’t the driving factor here. The tendons are affected, but it’s a load management issue. It’s traditionally discussed as an overuse injury, but perhaps we can also consider it from the standpoint of being underprepared.
So how do we tackle this issue? The same way we address other tendinopathies - manage all loads. Minimize aggravating activities temporarily and gradually improve your chronic workload so your elbow can tolerate the stresses placed upon it.
I’ve included 9 different exercise varieties. If you’re trying to accomplish the minimum effective dose, wrist extension and grip strengthening using a ball may be sufficient. If you really want to dedicate some time, include all upper extremity exercises. And if you’re an athlete, you have to include leg and trunk strengthening.
Wrist extension: 3-4 sets, 12-15 reps initially, slow and controlled, 3x/week, progress weight
Wrist flexion: 3-4 sets, 12-15 reps, slow and controlled, 2x/week, progress weight
Pronation/supination: 3-4 sets, 12-15 reps initially, slow and controlled, 3x/week, progress weight
Elbow flexion: 3-4 sets, 8-15 reps, slow and controlled, 2x/week, progress weight
Elbow extension: 3-4 sets, 8-15 reps, slow and controlled, 2x/week, progress weight
Grip strength: 3-5 sets, 30-45 seconds, tolerable intensity, daily, gradually increase intensity
Shoulder strength: 3-4 sets, 15-20 reps, slow and controlled, 3x/week, progress weight
Trunk/Leg strength: As needed
*Priorities will change depending on the person and the context. Ruling out the neck is also important. Neck and thoracic movements are often helpful as well.*
Some discomfort is allowed based on individual tolerance assuming it doesn’t exacerbate symptoms the following day. Give it 3 months minimum.
BIG TOE PAIN (tag a friend with foot pain) Like and save this post for when you need it
The big toe, also known as the great toe can be a great pain. Foot and ankle injuries can be challenging to recover from because it’s hard to rest those parts of the body.
You are busy. You need to walk. You need to run errands. You don’t have time to rest and take it easy.
An active person may take about 10000 steps per day. Imagine if each of those 10000 steps strained the great toe.
The first joint of the great toe is the 1st MTP (metatarsal phalangeal) joint. The great toe needs to extend up while walking or running. --
A lack of extension in the great toe can lead to excessive strain on the joint. A few improper steps are unable likely to harm the joint. The body is very strong and resilient.
But… what affect does 10000 steps per day over your lifetime have on the great toe? Bunions can form over time or get worse. (There are different types of bunions and additional contributing factors).
Biomechanics are important for joint health. The videos in this post show you the effect of foot position on the mechanics of the big toe and how to reduce strain on the big toe.
If you can reduce strain, you can reduce pain and put the swagger back in your step!
Video 1️⃣– shows the difference in big toe extension with a collapsed arch versus a restored arch. --
Video 2️⃣and 4️⃣ – shows the lack of big toe extension during a step with a collapsed arch
Video 3️⃣ and 5️⃣ – shows improved big toe extension during a step with a restored arch
Moral of the story – Use your muscles to keep the foot in a better position while walking.
What is your experience with plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, or foot injuries?
For all the health and fitness pros, what is it called when the big toe has limited extension?
VE, MUTLU HABER ❣️ Öykü’nün ailesi aylardır gönüllü fizyoterapist bulamıyordu. Sayfamızda Öykü’nün sesine umut olmak için paylaştık ve bir gün olmadan gönüllü fizyoterapist bulduk. Sevgili, @fizyoterapistadana (Mehmet Bey) bugün, 7 yaşında Serebral Palsi hastası olan Öykü’nün yanına gitti. Kendisine duyarlılığı için çok teşekkür ediyoruz. Allah razı olsun ❤️🙏
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❤️Tag someone who could use these drills to help them out with their dips!
🤔I'm not quite sure why, but shoulder extension mobility does not get as much attention as it should, especially when it comes to performing an exercise like the dip
🚨If you don't have the adequate mobility to move into shoulder extension (bringing the arm backward behind you), you run the risk of irritating the front of the shoulder as the joint reaches its end of range, which is not an uncommon occurrence, especially with dips, as this exercise requires maximum mobility as well as strength with the shoulder in a fully extended position
👍🏼Here I show some closed chain options to gradually improve shoulder extension mobility as well as beginning to build some load tolerance in the extended position
💥In order, they are:
1) Forward Scoot
2) Forward Scoot with Antagonist contraction
3) Forward Scoot with Agonist contraction
4) Reverse Table-top
5) Forward Scoot on Forearms (elbows bent)
6) Reverse Table-top on Forearms (elbows bent)
💥As you can see, some are performed with the elbow straight and some with the elbow bent. With the elbow straight, you will be limited by both the tendon of the biceps long head as well as the anterior (front) shoulder joint capsule. With the elbow bent you will primarily limited by the joint capsule, so you should be able to get a little bit more motion here
📌You'll notice that you'll get a lot more motion if you let your shoulders round forward, which is because you are getting a combination of shoulder joint motion and scapular motion as the scapula begins to compensate when the shoulder joint runs out of movement 📌Keep the shoulder blades tilted backward and together so that you get your movement from the shoulder joint itself, and not from the shoulder blades tilting forward as a compensation
💪🏼Try this out and let me know if you have any questions!
📌Online physical therapy?
Send me an email 📧 or fill out the link 🔗in my bio 👍🏼
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⭕️3 EASY STRETCHES FOR YOUR TIGHT LATS⭕️
Majority of people who sit behind a computer for a lot of their work will experience some form of Lat tightness which pulls us down, affecting posture & power. He’s a few great stretches for getting some length restoration in the lats. @pheasyque lays it out nice and simply.
Here's my top 3 lat stretches that you can do on your free time. They're in my top 3 because they're easy and extremely effective, and most importantly, they can be performed anywhere!
The images are pretty self-explanatory so I won't re-write what's written there, in the caption.
Perform these daily for a couple minutes each round, and really hold the stretches, do not bound back and forth. Try to reach maximal extension and hold.
3-4 sets for 15 sec each sounds like a good start. Bump it up as you progress.
Show me post in the comment if this post helped you out! -
🔥🔥🔥TAG a mate with shoulder pain and let them try these streches!
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What to do if you only feel like doing a couple of stretches (🙋🏼♀️ me most of the time). Press play, put the sound on and I’ll talk you through it! 😊 What else would you like to know? Leave me a comment 😁 and feel free to save this video for future reference ✨