Archive for January, 2014

Aquatic Therapy: Soothe your Back Pain

- January, 2014

Aquatic Therapy: Soothe your Back Pain

Do you have a nagging back injury? Your solution may be as close as the nearby swimming pool. Water immersion and exercise have been used to treat back pain around the world for centuries. Its use has been recorded historically at least as far back as Greek and Roman times; Hippocrates used warm water soaking to treat his patients with painful conditions. Research has shown that some of the benefits of aquatic therapy include improved sleep, independence with personal care, work capacity, and relaxation as well as decreased pain. Following are some answers to common questions about this very beneficial form of treatment.

” What makes exercising in the water different than on land? (more…)

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Breathe in the New Year

- January, 2014

Welcome to 2014! Thank you for you for receiving treatment at Healing Bridge Physical Therapy. With the significant changes that many are feeling in our healthcare environment, now more than ever, we want to be a part of your total wellness care. We’ll be offering one to two wellness articles each month to support you in your goals of taking the best care possible of your one and only body. We’ll also be posting frequent healthy tips on our facebook page, so if you’re a facebook user, please LIKE us.

 

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How about getting your NEW YEAR started with healthy breathing? Here’s how:

 

Breathe in the New Year

At the moment of birth we take our miraculous first breath. From then on, breathing is natural, easy, and peaceful — right? Not Exactly…

 

For infants, healthy, full breathing comes spontaneously. Their whole body is involved in the gentle inhalations and exhalations of life. However, as we learn to participate in and cope with the environment and circumstances around us, we shape our breath to meet the changing demands of life. As we mature, the changes in our breathing are unconscious and imperceptible…until one day, voila!… (more…)

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