Category: Rehabilitation

Dealing With Lower Back Pain
November 6, 2019 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Eighty percent of North Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their life.  How do you know if your lower back pain is a muscle strain or something more serious?  The fact is that you are probably the best judge of just how serious your injury is.  Back pain can be anything
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Managing Back Pain With The McKenzie Method
October 3, 2013 Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

From The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2005)9,40–42 SELF-HELP: PATIENT’S ADVICE McKenzie self-treatments for sciatica Author- Craig Liebenson, DC, 10474 Santa Monica Blvd., #202, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA One of the most painful and disabling back problems is sciatica. This is a pinched nerve in your lower back that causes buttock, thigh, lower
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Understanding Frozen Shoulder
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen shoulder, known medically as adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Over time, the shoulder becomes progressively harder to move. Statistically frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the overall population; most commonly affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60 with women more affected than men. Anatomy of
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Frozen Shoulder Exercises
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a stubborn condition that creates pain and limits movement of the shoulder joint. To understand this condition click on the following link: Frozen Shoulder. The following exercises are effective for self-treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Before beginning an exercise/stretching regime be sure to consult a
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Go Barefoot- The Importance of Grounding Yourself
March 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  There is always a treasure trove of wisdom available to us simply by looking back at how we as humans lived in our tribal days, whether we look at our social structure, our politics (which was truly democratic because everyone got to vote on issues), our diet, or our lifestyle.  Because we spent tens
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Treating Neck Pain With The McKenzie Method
January 13, 2013 Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s by Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. While much time has passed since then, his exercises still form the cornerstone of treatment for both neck and back pain. What follows are his core exercises for treating neck pain.His book, currently in its fifth edition is
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Epsom Salts For Your Health
March 1, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Epsom Salts For Your Health — Folklore or Fact? The medicinal use Epsom salts dates back centuries, but then again, so does bloodletting and trepanation (drilling a hole in the patient’s skull).  Centuries of use by lay folk or even doctors doesn’t necessarily guarantee efficacy. Unless science can back up claims made by the purveyors
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
February 8, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Do you experience tingling or pain in your arm or hand? It is possible that the culprit may be Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This condition is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels (or both) through the area between the base of the neck and the armpit (the thoracic outlet). This area is surrounded
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Dealing With Fibromyalgia
February 6, 2012 Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  The twentieth century brought tremendous advances in medicine. Antibiotics, in particular, helped to change the medical paradigm to one of belief in ‘magic bullets’. Science and medicine, like technology, were the new gods that were going to solve all human suffering. They certainly have solved many problems, and tremendous advances have been made, however
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Simple, Safe Exercises For Your Back
February 6, 2012 Back and Pelvis,Exercise,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  A term that you may have heard used around fitness is core strength. However, when you try to find out exactly which muscles are the core muscles, you find that everybody has a different list. Suffice it to say that they are generally the deeper muscles in the torso and hips rather than the
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