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Restoring More Functions After Neurological Injury With The Help Of Tailored Physical Therapy

New research suggests a tailored approach to physical therapy after a neurological injury such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury could help restore a wider variety of functions. Clinical physical therapy is a widely used treatment approach to help restore the motor function of patients following neurological injuries. Unfortunately many of the specific treatments used in the clinic only restore function to a specific task, and not to a wide range of everyday activities. This is also true in animal research where stand training only leads to better standing, step training only leads to better stepping, and so forth.

Rehabilitation Sporting Ankle Supports - Do They Really Work?

What is an ankle brace exactly? A brace is also known as an "orthodontic" support. Braces are generally used to prevent injury as well as speed up the healing process and rehabilitation of ankle-based injuries. They are a lot more effective in injury prevention than using tape as tape can stretch and wear out over multiple uses. Go to any sporting health store and you will probably find a huge variety of different brands of ankle braces available. There are many models of foot supports available and each caters to specific types of ankle injuries that you might encounter. These ankle braces are not the same as those you might see people wear when they are recuperating from a broken ankle (the big and bulky ankle casts are such an example).

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Kenosio Taping - Non-Invasive Chiropractic Muscular Support That Works

Muscles do so much than just helping our bodies move: proper muscular function also affects blood circulation, lymph flows, the maintenance of adequate body temperature, and so much more. If your total wellness care could benefit from more than spinal manipulation because it's your muscles that need the help and not your bones, your chiropractor can assess whether you are a good candidate for Kenosio Taping treatment: here's an overview. What Makes Kenosio Taping Different From Other Types of Taping? When people think of muscle taping, the usual image that comes to mind is that of an athlete having his ankle or other body part tightly wrapped in order to stabilize the area through the obstruction of fluid flow.

Meralgia Paraesthetica

Meralgia paraesthetica is a pain condition which is relatively common but not well recognised and which gives pain, numbness and tingling in the front and outer side of the thigh. Described many years ago in the 19th century, it was soon deduced that this syndrome was due to compression of a nerve in the nearby area, the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. This nerve is a sensory nerve which transmits feelings and has no muscular activation powers, supplying the feeling in the described areas of the thigh. The frequency of this condition is not clear but it does not appear to be common, however it may be under diagnosed. This condition can be mistaken for a series of other musculoskeletal conditions such as nerve root compression, referred spinal pain and trochanteric bursitis and may be bilateral at times.

Achilles Tendonitis - Stretching Out With Eccentric Contractions

If you are looking for the latest Achilles tendonitis treatment, exercise is it. Specifically, exercises referred to as "eccentric contractions" are most beneficial. When we exercise any muscle or tendon, we can either use a concentric contraction, which shortens the length of the muscle or tendon. Or, we can use eccentric contractions, which have the opposite effect. In most forms of exercise, we do both eccentric and concentric contractions. But, some people tend to focus on the concentric contractions. The bicep curl is an example easy to understand. During a concentric contraction, a person would hold a dumbbell in his or her hand, with the elbow bent at a 90 degree angle, and bringing the dumbbell slowly towards the shoulder, the bicep would be shortened.

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Rotator Cuff Exercises Saved My Golf Game

It was not that long ago that I thought I would never play golf again and, having been a life long fan of the game, I was not too happy about that. Rotator cuff exercises helped to rehabilitate my shoulder and got me playing golf again. I tore my left rotator cuff helping a friend put up a timber garage. Stupid thing to do really but very easily done, especially as you get older. Apparently we tend to neglect this group of muscles as we age with the result that the vast majority of rotator cuff problems are the domain of the over forties. The other high risk groups are sports people and workers who use their shoulders a lot. I woke up the following day with a sore shoulder.

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