It is a common misconception that “sprains” and “strains” are interchangeable terms. In reality, there are some key differences between the two. In order to understand how they differ, it is important to first understand what ligaments and tendons are. Ligaments connect bones to bones within a joint, while tendons connect bones to muscles. When
Most of us are familiar with the long-standing tradition of athletes taking the cold plunge into a tub full of ice & freezing water after a strenuous work-out. It IS just as displeasing as it sounds too—but the benefits for the body outweigh the discomfort and I’m sure anyone who has ever had to experience
Float therapy, or complete sensory deprivation, is on the rise as an alternative method to treating mental illness. In fact, researchers at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research conducted an experimental study on the effects of float therapy and symptoms of anxiety and depression. The study showed that symptoms significantly decreased after just one float
“Squatting is bad for your back,” this is one of the more common things I hear from patients and it is normally relayed to them by a health professional. It is also complete nonsense. Squatting is a completely healthy and normal movement that if done properly is an extremely powerful exercise. Obviously, there are certain individual
There should be no question as to why so many athletes and trainers are flocking to do NormaTec Compression Therapy once you’ve learned about all the stellar benefits it offers! Even if you are not recovering from something, compression can be used for relaxation as well; After all, who doesn’t enjoy a mini massage anyway?