Maintaining a Healthy Back

When you experience a temporary low back pain at the first time, you can expect it to go away by itself in few days.  But you should not pass this opportunity to take care of it.  Low back pain is a sign that you and your body are not in balance. Occasional back ache after standing longer…

Headache From Neck Is Treatable

Headache is a common pain complaint that can be produced by many sources and causes. Too often we mask the pain by taking medication without proper examination. Fortunately headache rarely is a sign of serious medical condition. Nevertheless, headache may be caused by serious pathology and therefore the source of any headache needs to be…

The Rationale for Joint Mobilization as a Manual Technique

Since I read Alan Stoddard’s words: His hands are his instruments, and what more delicate or refined instrument is there on this earth?  The hands communicate (1), I have been interested in Manual Therapy.  Manual, hands-on techniques commonly applied by physical therapists are based on Cyriax, Osteopathic, Mennell, Maitland, and Kaltenborn-Evjenth approaches. All of these comprehensive evaluation and…

Exercise and musculoskeletal health

Summer is here and we all are getting more active with different outdoor activities from gardening to running and water activities. That’s great because physical activity and exercise have both temporary and continual effects to cardiovascular function, tissue perfusion, metabolism, hormonal balance, and musculoskeletal tissues. The maintenance of normal bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and muscle…

Three Examples to Measure and Assess Outcomes in Physical Therapy for Patients with Low Back Pain

The current practice of medicine and physical therapy is based upon the Newtonian model of reality.  This model is primarily a viewpoint that sees the world as an intricate mechanism.  Doctors and therapists conceptualize the body as a type of grand machine, which is controlled by the brain and peripheral nervous system: the ultimate biological…