TRS offers free guidelines on some of the more common disorders we treat in our facilities. Below you will find articles on improving sleep, tips on managing back pain, managing arthritis, articles on effective treatment of dizziness, migraine and cervicogenic headaches; including a link to our research on effective treatment of cervicogenic headaches. Learn how to know when you may be over exercising and when pain can lead to less gain. Feeling toxic? Learn more about how to detox your body and start feeling great again.
Suggestions for Better Sleep (Sleep Hygiene). Your health care provider might point out specific actions for you to take that are most important for you after they have done a sleep assessment.
20 Steps to Preventing and Managing Back Pain
Back injuries cost you and your employer time and money. Many hours at home, work and play may be lost due to the effects of back pain. Of the more than two million injuries incurred on the job per year, 30% are back injuries. For every back injury that happens on the job, over two times that amount happens at home, or at play. It is estimated that eight out of ten Americans will have a back injury sometime in their lives.
Effective Management of Arthritis
Arthritis is an often debilitating condition affecting millions of people throughout the world. Arthritis is characterized as a progressive inflammatory condition of the joints, which may cause pain, swelling, heat, and redness due to inflammation, infection or trauma. These symptoms may lead to limitation of movement, joint deformation and contractures.
Guidelines for Effective Management of Migraine Headaches
Migraine Headaches are an often debilitating condition affecting over 28 million people throughout the world. This often debilitating condition affects females more than males and occurs most often between the ages of 25 to 55 years old.
Is Mobilization of the Cervical Spine Effective in Decreasing Symptoms of Cervicogenic Headache?
Cervicogenic headaches are commonly occurring symptoms of neck pain. An effective form of treatment would be beneficial to the field of Physical Therapy in providing patients with lasting pain relief. The purpose of this study is to determine if the inclusion of mobilization of the cervical spine is more effective in decreasing cervicogenic headaches compared to treatment without mobilization and non-treatment. Determining a correlation between dominant sided cervicogenic headaches and range of motion restrictions could improve physical therapy assessment and treatment outcomes.
Headaches – A Real Pain in the Neck
It starts with a dull ache possibly in the back of your neck slowly creeping upward toward your temple, forehead, or eye. You cant think straight, you cant focus, and every time you move your neck you’re paralyzed by the pain. You’ve just experienced a cervicogenic headache.
When Exercise Hurts
Are you feeling sore, achy, tired but think pushing a little harder is all you need to get to the next level? You may have or be on the verge of a serious injury. Learn more about how exercise pain can be your body’s signal to make a change to your fitness program.
Dizziness – en Español
One of the more perplexing disorders to treat is complaints of dizziness. While a majority of people recover within a few weeks or months, it is estimated that between 12 and 40% of individuals will go on to have persistent problems.
Those suffering from complaints of dizziness are often associated with reports of loss of balance and falls. Learn more about the different types of dizziness and physical therapy treatment for this disorder. Article in Spanish and link to English as well.
The 4 R’s of a Detoxification Program
We live in a toxic world that can affect our body through the air, ground, water and our food supply. If our earth is sick and toxic, we are as well.
It is imperative that our body breaks down these toxin; otherwise they are stored in our bones, brain and fatty tissue. Our body normally disposes of unneeded toxins through perspiration, our respiratory system, through, the liver, the colon, the lymphatic system and the urinary system. When these systems become overloaded with time, we may need additional help in the form of fasting or detoxification.
Guidelines for Sprouting and Growing Wheat Grass
Sprouting is the process whereby seeds are germinated and eaten either raw or cooked. Seeds of many kinds, including grasses, grains and beans, are used for sprouting.
Sprouts are superstars of the vegetable world, and have numerous health and nutritional benefits. Some of these health benefits include high levels of dietary fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, B complex vitamins and protein. Sprouts also contain digestive enzymes and some of the highest known levels of certain antioxidants. Harmful compounds, such as tannins, that are present in seeds are eliminated during the soaking step, which occurs prior to sprouting.