Posts in the ‘Self Care’ Category

Ice vs Heat Therapy

Ice vs Heat: When to Use What (And Why)

Ice and heat are cheap, easy and relatively risk-free therapies to use for self-care. But there’s no shortage of confusion and even some controversy about using them. Here is a simple break down of when and when not to use ice and heat.

Physical Therapists Say ‘Goodbye’ to Heating Pads?

Clients routinely ask what they can do on their own for pain relief. My recommendation for everyone is exercise and yoga (for increased strength, balance, and flexibility), but I also recommend heat in some cases too. A heating pad, steam room, or hot bath can be great for your tissue. Muscles that are chronically tight

Are Glucosamine & Chondroitin Supplements A Scam?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are two popular supplements commonly used to reduce join pain and promote overall joint health. Many massage lubricants formulated for “joint health” and consumer arthritis products contain glucosamine and/or chondroitin. (Arthritis┬ácauses pain, swelling and stiffness in joints and damages cartilage over time.) However, recent osteoarthritis studies show that these supplements may not

Good Office Posture 101 (VIDEO)

So many of the clients I see for chronic back pain have desk jobs, which is also a top contributing factor in chronic pain and discomfort of this sort. As a society, even when are not at work we still spend a lot of time sitting…driving, watching TV, personal computer use, etc. It’s hard to