If you’re looking to improve your physical fitness and overall health, you may be wondering whether you should see an exercise physiologist, physiotherapist, or personal trainer. Each of these health professionals can help you achieve your fitness goals, but they each have different areas of expertise. Here’s what to know when trying to decide where to seek help.(more…)
Archive for the ‘Injuries’ Category
Should You See An Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, or Personal Trainer?Monday, February 20th, 2023
Should I Exercise With a Workout Injury?Thursday, October 27th, 2022
If you are athletically very active, chances are that you have already experienced a workout injury or two over the years. This comes with impatience to get back to your fitness routine as soon as possible. Whether caused by an accident or over-exerting yourself during gym time, giving up your routine is not fun, I have been here a few times and know exactly what it feels like.
By following the advice in this article, you can potentially workout with an injury safely, speed up recovery, and keep your body active.(more…)
How CBD Oil Relieves Sports InjuriesMonday, August 29th, 2022
CBD Oil is suitable for not only treating sports injuries but also has many other health benefits. For example, it can reduce your anxiety, manage your stress better, and take care of your heart disease. When you’re in the midst of pain CBD Oil Relieves Sports Injuries so you can start to get back on track. Let’s take a look at a few ways it can help.(more…)
12 Ways to Avoid Accidents While TravelingTuesday, April 5th, 2022
No one wants to experience an accident while on vacation. Unfortunately, they can and do happen. This article will give you 12 tips to help you avoid accidents while traveling so we can work out to stay fit when we’re not at home on an extended hiatus.
Whether driving or flying, these tips will help keep you safe and make your trip more enjoyable!(more…)
How Can I Heal My Joint Pain?Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Chronic joint pain and inflammation are unavoidable health concerns when you get into bodybuilding exercises. They often arise from heavy workouts, which are thought to cause problems to the smaller connective tissues. The pain can make your day-to-day workout routine incredibly difficult since it primarily affects your joint performance. Sometimes going too heavy can cause joint pain and other times overtraining is the culprit, but either way, we need to know how to deal with the pain when it rears up.
While going lighter on your workouts will suffice, joint supplements are the only real long-term solution for these concerns. Most of the supplements are developed to optimize your mobility for enhanced flexibility and collective performance. Relying on them thus assures you of two things—massive muscle gains and healthy joints for bodybuilding.(more…)
Telling Back Pain to Back OffWednesday, September 29th, 2021
Our lives are full of compromises and trade-offs. Modern humans can walk upright, and many researchers have linked this ability with increased brain size. As well, this posture allows our hands to be free for carrying objects and manipulating tools, increases our height, and is less energy-intensive. Unfortunately, walking upright puts increased pressure on the spine, and this can lead to back pain. Add to that our propensity to exercise hard and neglect workout recovery, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Here’s are some tips for dealing with your back pain.(more…)
Returning to Active Life: How To Bounce Back From a Sports InjuryTuesday, July 13th, 2021
Sidelined with an injury doesn’t have to mean the end. At the moment, you’re off the field, but there could be hope for improvement and renewed health. A solid return is possible for many athletes if you’re willing to listen to the doctors and apply yourself. Dedication, knowledge, and awareness, then, are key to finding your place back with the team. To help make this happen, follow the following five tips during your recovery.(more…)
Safety Practices in The Gym to Prevent a Catastrophic Personal InjuryMonday, August 10th, 2020
In the modern world, human beings have reached a point where stress is part of our daily lives. Most of us now find it essential to spend time at the gym and wellness centers that offer classes that help us exercise, get in shape, and shake off some of that stress and anxiety. However, we need to keep in mind that these places are filled with germs and bacteria from machines, equipment, exercising accessories, and mats. Many individuals have experienced a gym accident that caused them personal injury. These injuries can vary from a small but extremely painful muscle strain to fatal injuries. Here are a few safety practices in the gym that will help you prevent dangerous accidents.(more…)
Helpful Apps for Patients Going Through Physical TherapyThursday, March 5th, 2020
Accidents happen. Sometimes, we simply cannot prevent them. A year ago, I had the misfortune of it happening to me. A major accident left me bed-ridden for well over a month. The recovery was a slow and tedious process. I still experience occasional pain. It really took me a while to regain full control of my body and participate in all the activities I so enjoyed before. While it was not easy, I can say that I am one of the lucky ones who got out of it without any major consequences.
Learn all about physical therapy after an injury
Depending on your situation, recovery may last anywhere from a month to a couple of years. Your body needs time to heal and rebuild its strength. Physical therapy is an extremely important part of the story. Understanding how it works is crucial. Your goal is to learn as much as you possibly can about it and also be fully familiar with the nature of your condition or injury. Each person’s situation will be unique and so will their needs. My back was my problem area. Numbness, pain and poor control of my legs plagued me for months. It was only after I understood how to approach physical therapy that I started seeing tangible results. Take it slow, know what you can and cannot do, and never push yourself too hard.
Don’t forget to take your medication
While regular exercise may be the essential bit of the story, there is no denying that medication also plays its part in the process of regaining your health. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of it. If you tend to forget such things, make sure to set up a reminder for yourself and carefully follow your doctor’s orders. Pop a pill on time and things will become so much easier. Of course, never use too many painkillers and instead look to alleviate your discomfort through natural means. Stick to the advice you’ve been given and don’t forget to eat healthily. Your body needs all the energy it can get.
Commit to an exercise routine & manage your pain
Physical exercise may sound like a terrible idea when you’re in pain but it is, in fact, the only thing that will help get rid of it in the long run. Stick to your routine, try to push your boundaries but never take it too far. I always make an effort to listen to my body. It tends to give you very clear signals about what you can and cannot do. Treat it well and don’t hurt yourself. Learn which types of exercise you can benefit from the most. Don’t be afraid to consult online resources. In fact, I think it was these few apps that have helped me the most on my road to recovery.
Apps to Help With Physical Therapy
Sticking to your goals is honestly the only way to succeed. Perseverance will be rewarded, you just have to have faith and put in the work.
Accidents are sometimes unavoidable. More serious injuries can take a long time to recover from. If you are eager to get back on your feet, you should make an effort to learn more about physical therapy and stick to the prescribed exercise routine. Listen to your body and know which part of it needs the most help. Managing pain, in particular, can have a steep learning curve. Don’t give up. Never neglect your medication and eat well. Your body will thank you for it and you will be able to get back to your normal daily routine soon enough.
How to Deal With Lower Back PainSaturday, February 15th, 2020
Today, a majority of people have experienced some kind of lower back pain. Acute, chronic, local or pain that is going all through your glutes’ muscles and legs to your foot. All of them are very intensive and they limit us in our everyday life.
So, what causes it, why and how should you solve lower back pain? Aside from adding a few of the best lower back exercises to your workout routine, here are some additional tips and tricks that can help you prehab and rehab a sore lower back.(more…)
Effective Ways to Warm Up Before Working OutSunday, December 8th, 2019
Warming up before a serious workout is very important. Choosing a good, effective warm-up before working out will help you avoid injuries that can delay your fitness progress. The right warm-up exercises can create an amazing difference in how quickly your fitness improves.
However, choosing the wrong warm-up can also have an impact on your overall performance. You could end up getting injured or not maximizing the workouts which you make time for in your busy schedule. Keep reading as we talk about the most effective ways to warm up before working out!(more…)
3 Common Causes of Workout Back Pain (and How to Recover Fast)Friday, November 29th, 2019
There is nothing more satisfying than a strong back. While bulging biceps, pecs, and quads might seem sexy, they aren’t nearly as effective as increasing strength and stability as robust rhomboids, lats, and traps. However, not only is it easy to inefficiently train the back, but it is incredibly easy to injure those muscles (and the tissues around them) with improper technique and inaccurate exercises.
If you want a rope-covered back but you don’t want chronic back pain, here are a few common mistakes you should avoid – and if you are already laid low from a back injury, here’s how you can recover and prevent them in the future.
Tips for Recovering After a Head Injury or ConcussionFriday, September 13th, 2019
The Symptoms of Brain Trauma
Head injuries may be caused by any number of trauma situations, ranging from accidents or athletics to fights or simple shaking or whiplash. But the result of a blow to the head is often the same: some level of brain injury due to an impact between the brain and the skull. And commonly, head injuries lead to concussions. This type of temporary brain injury may start with a loss of consciousness or a period of blackout, although this is not always the case.
The victim will likely suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
- inability to concentrate
- blurry vision
- sleeping issues
- memory loss
- and more…
Can A Chiropractor Help With Training Injuries?Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Regular exercise or training, whether for recreation or professional gain, may cause unexpected injuries. This is brought about by activities such as jumping, running, lifting weights, tackling and many more. These activities subject our bodies to wear and tear forces which makes us susceptible to muscle, bone, spine, and joint injuries.
A Chiropractor works to restore the normal functioning of your muscles, joints, and nervous system. They can also help to increase muscle strength, control, and coordination which will help you prevent further injuries during training.(more…)
How To Properly Treat InfectionsSaturday, June 23rd, 2018
There is nothing worse than getting a cut or serious wound on your arm, leg, or body. Not only does it hinder you until it is healed, but it is highly likely that the wound could become infected if not treated properly. During our daily workouts, there are numerous objects with the potential of maiming or injuring us, particularly on the shins and hands. It’s always good to have a plan if your injuries take a turn for the worse and become infected.
Infections have been known to lead to a variety of serious other health conditions, including death. In fact, before the discovery of antibiotics and other medications many individuals died because they couldn’t properly treat and prevent infections. Thanks to the advances in modern science and medicine that is really no longer the case. So, how do you go about preventing infections? (more…)
Returning to the Gym After an InjuryMonday, April 23rd, 2018
If you have been injured lately and you feel like you are ready to return to the gym, you may be concerned about aggravating the injury, and rightly so. You should follow your doctor’s instructions, and you should return to active training only if they have given you the green light.
Even when your doctor says it is safe to return to training, you should still be cautious and careful not to re-injure yourself. More likely than not, your gym has different classes for different purposes. You can use less demanding forms of exercise until you are ready to resume full training. (more…)
The 4 Best Sports for People Suffering from Knee PainFriday, April 13th, 2018
If you once were very active and now have to deal with constant knee pain, it can be difficult to re-adjust your lifestyle to this new reality. However, having bad knees shouldn’t completely stop you from engaging in physical activity. There are tons of great sports out there that can not only be practiced by people with knee problems but could actually improve their condition. Here are a few of them.
Health Tips For Strengthening Your SpineTuesday, January 30th, 2018
The spine is one of the most vital components of the entire body. Spinal problems can be incredibly serious. If something goes wrong and you wind up injured, you might be paralyzed. Strengthening the spine might not eliminate the risks, but it can definitely help to minimize them.
So, what can you do to strengthen your spine? The answers are plentiful. Within this guide, you will find tips for strengthening your spine.
Fitness Forethought – 6 Tips For Preventing and Managing Sports InjuriesWednesday, December 6th, 2017
If you’re a sports buff, then you know all too well how much an injury to any of your joints, limbs or muscles may affect your game, your fitness and your overall health. The last thing anyone wants is to be struck down by a sports-related injury. This is why educating yourself on ways in which you can avoid and take preventative measures against sports injuries is so crucial.
In this article, we will look at 6 tips for preventing and managing sports injuries. These simple yet effective tips will ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your fitness and sports routines without having to succumb to any nasty afflictions. Read on to find out more.
5 Most Effective Exercises To Prevent a HerniaSaturday, October 7th, 2017
Hernia: The protrusion of an organ or other bodily structure through the wall that normally contains it; a rupture. In today’s post we are mostly going to talk about abdominal hernia, how to help prevent it, and how to attempt to cure it when possible.
Your abdomen is the main concern when it comes to a hernia. You need to tighten up, as well as reduce the outward pressure that prevents sagging of the internal organs. One of the leading causes of hernia is the weakening of your muscles which happens when you over pressurize the organs relative to the strength of the abdominal wall. In most cases, surgery is the only solution for a hernia, therefore you need to be a bit cautious.
How to get rid of a hernia without requiring to undergo surgery?
Is this the question that is haunting you? If yes, then you are reading the appropriate article. Here in this article we will let you know the effective exercises to prevent and attempt to get rid of a hernia. All of these are simple to perform and very effective. (more…)