There are many components to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yoga is a great option for those who want a peaceful alternative to a noisy gym. Yoga allows you to relax your mind and improve your fitness at the same time. There are many health benefits of yoga that are often overlooked when choosing an exercise routine.
A common question our physical therapists are asked is “What are the differences between acupuncture and dry needling. While an acupuncture needle is used for both procedures, the differences end there. The following is a comparison of both very beneficial techniques.
Acupuncture is based on the concept of balance and maintaining free flow of electricity throughout the body a.k.a “Qi or Chi.”
Countertop Stretch: To stretch everything out
Rest with your forearms on a counter, feet shoulder width apart. Sway your hips forward, left and right. Assume a staggered stance and stretch the calf on the back leg or lunge forward to stretch the thigh. You can straighten the front knee and lift the toes.
It is estimated that 40% of people over the age of 40 have balance or dizziness problems. Balance issues are the #1 reason why people over the age of 65 will visit their doctor. Approximately one out of every three older Americans fall each year and 95 percent of all hip fractures result from falls.
As the days get shorter and the weather gets chilly, staying in shape can become more of a challenge. Fewer hours of sunlight means we are more likely to stay indoors rather than take that brisk walk that we may have enjoyed during the summer months. The colder weather also slows our metabolism which also can cause weight gain if we don’t stay active.
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David Mesnick of PT360 Releases eBook on Understanding Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Atlanta, Georgia, September 12, 2016 – David Mesnick, PT, OCS, cMDT, and founder of PT360 physical therapy centers has just released an eBook on Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint or SIJD). The eBook, An Integrative Guide to Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction was written to help create a better understanding of lower back and buttock pain.
There are thousands of different brands, models, styles, colors of running shoes to choose from these days. So how do you decide which one is best for you? The good news is that shoe developers have now created running shoes for all shapes, sizes, and strides. There are a number of factors that depict which shoe is the best fit for you.
The referral patterns of the Sacroiliac joint, facet joints, and myofascial system.
I often tell my patients that pain can be fools gold. Where you feel pain or sensation changes might not be the source. The musculoskeletal system a complex arrangement of muscles, joints, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels all of which can be the source of pain and refer to other areas of the body.
Piriformis Syndrome is a condition caused by overactive muscle activity and/or irritation on the sciatic nerve as it passes directly under or through (~15% of the population) the muscle.
The piriformis muscle runs from the underside of the tailbone (anterior sacrum) and attaches on the inside (superior medial) of the long bone of the leg (femur).
PT360 is happy to announce our partnership with the Georgia Bombers Baseball Club. We will be offering onsite performance lessons starting in May 2016 on Monday and Wednesday nights at Grandslam Sports Center. We offer discounted physical therapy services to all GA Bombers members and parents. Please email [email protected] for more details.http://www.georgiabombersbaseball.com