Regular and consistent home based exercise is one of the keys to long-term pain relief and overall health success.
Stretching and an active lifestyle are often recommended to help reduce back pain and speed the recovery process following an injury. Improving flexibility through stretching is also an excellent way to avoid future injuries. Use this guide to for six recommended passive and active stretches, along with a cardio exercise component.
The American Chiropractic Association recommends the following tips for preventing and managing osteoporosis: Start a regular exercise program. Exercise puts stress on the bone and helps it strengthen and remodel. Exercise for at least 20 minutes 3 times a week. Tai Chi and other weight-bearing activities, such as jogging, walking, stair climbing, playing racquet sports, aerobics, and dancing, can be beneficial. These exercises improve flexibility and balance, reducing the risk of falling and fractures. Resistance exercises that increase muscle mass and strengthen bones, such as weight lifting, are generally recommended. Spend time outdoors. Exposure to sunlight increases your level of vitamin D a necessary element for absorption of calcium, which prevents osteoporosis development.
Massage for Healthy Soft Tissue
Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to address soft tissue problems. Gentle kneading and stretching lengthens contracted muscles and fascia. Techniques such as sustained pressure, ice massage and stretching can release trigger points.
Painful sprains and strains to joints and muscles, repetitive movement disorders and blunt force trauma injury, can be addressed directly with massage techniques that improve circulation and stimulate healthy separation and realignment of injured tissue.
In general, massage increases circulation. This reduces painful swelling and inflammation, and promotes healing by removing waste products and bringing nutrients to your tissues.
Rehabilitation is common practice for injuries caused by playing sports, repetitive movement, and automobile accidents. Injury rehab is often used to treat the following: knee, ankle, wrist, hamstring, foot pain, joint stability, tennis elbow, post surgery recovery, rotator cuff, and generalized sprain and strains.