Thursday, March 26, 2015

One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong. #AFTPJournal

Follow these steps to help protect your back and prevent back pain:
Do back-strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 or 3 times a week.
Stand and sit up straight.
Avoid heavy lifting. If you do lift something heavy, bend your knees and keep your back straight. This way, your leg muscles will do most of the work.
Stay active and eat a balanced diet.
If you are overweight, lose weight to help lower the strain on your back.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of #triggerpoints. #AFTPJournal

You may have regional, persistent pain resulting in a decreased range of motion in the affected muscles. These include muscles used to maintain body posture, such as those in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle. Trigger points may also manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, decreased range of motion in the legs, and low back pain. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

As one learns to relax and abandon habitual patterns, increased awareness, flexibility and coordination evolve naturally.

Through ATM, individuals learn to recognize detrimental habitual patterns of movement that may be contributing to orthopedic or neurological problems, or inhibiting the ability to perform daily activities. The repetition of these non-strenuous sequences of movements teaches the brain to replace dysfunctional movement and thought patterns with new, more efficient movement options.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Genetics of Being Injury-Prone #TheAtlantic

Knowledge of genetics alone won't keep athletes from getting hurt. But it may, at the very least, reveal those at higher risk and help minimize future problems.