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What Do You Know About Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is now a booming business that has come a very long way in a very short period of time; in fact it's one of the fastest growing industries in the world. New physical therapists are entering the field every single day to treat the ever growing pool of people requiring treatment for all different kinds of injuries and ailments. Injuries are a fact of life, not just for professional athletes but for regular people too. An elderly person who slips in the shower and breaks a hip, or the dock worker that injures his back lifting heavy box after heavy box or the middle aged woman that gets banged up in a hit and run collision all require the services of a properly trained physical therapist. Where are Physical Therapists Employed? The answer to this question could go on and on - Professional, amateur and college sports teams often employ their own physical therapists. Hospitals, free clinics and nursing homes all may also one or more physical therapists on staff. Specialists in sports therapy, s...


Portable Massage Products: Are They Really Effective?

Not everyone has time for a massage in their busy schedule. It takes time to get to the massage parlor, relax and then get the actual massage. This is often time that just can't be spared by the average person who already has a million things on their to do list. That's where portable massage products come in.We've all seen those magic fingers and nodules that are meant to give you the equivalent of a proper massage. The problem is that many of them don't live up to the hype and people get disappointed. So, you really start to wonder if portable massage products can actually be effective or if they are doomed to be disappointing.It's all in the quality of the massage product. If you buy a $9.99 special off the drugstore shelf . . . you can't expect a world class massage. Quality doesn't have to mean a high price tag, but it is usually worth paying more to get a great product. You can waste a lot of money buying cheap versions of the real thing, so why not splurge at once and get a real massage product?What to...


Running Tips - Preventing Shin Splints In Runners

Most runners at one time or another have experience shin splints. This pain runs up the front of the lower part of the leg between the ankle and the knee. Shin splints in runners can be very painful - but can be prevented once you know what the major causes are.Many beginning runners experience shin splints because of running too far too soon. They are increasing their weekly mileage by too much. When you start running - or starting back running after a layoff - you want to start slowly. Don't start running too many miles before you work up to it. The rule of thumb is to not increase your mileage by more than 10% from week to week. For instance, if you are running 10 miles this week, you will only add 1 mile to your total next week.Another common reason for shin splints is wearing running shoes that are worn out. Even though they may still look good, the cushioning in your shoes can break down. And, this can lead to shin splints. Depending on your weight and your running form, you only want to put between 350...


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