As the Memorial Day holiday is approaching us, we want to remind you that our office will be closed Monday May 28, 2018. This means that there will also be no women's support group this month. We would like to wish you and your family a very safe and happy holiday. God Bless you all.
When the body is in pain, many people jump to the conclusion that they need to become stronger and strengthen their bodies to fight that pain, but strength is not necessarily the first thing to focus on.
In order to help prevent and reduce pain whether its muscular or something else, people have to learn to increase their flexibility, relax or meditate, use essential oils/vitamins, and eat healthier. All of these things help promote normal body functions and overall reduce pain. Yoga and Palates are big things that contribute to both strength and flexibility.
Drinking Less Water with Incontinence
Many people with incontinence and leakage believe if they drink less water then they wont leakage, but that is far from the truth. Incontinence is leakage that occurs because of the loss of bladder control. This happens a lot in patients when they sneeze, cough, exercising, or exert any pressure to their bladder. When this happens, many patients believe they should drink less water to avoid the leakage, but it is actually the opposite of what you should do.
Drink More Water
An easy way to help lessen leakage with incontinence is actually to drink more water instead of less. The body needs water to function and lessening water intake can actually irritate the bladder and make people feel the need to urinate more.
One of the biggest fads for this generation of exercise junkies is circuit workouts. Boot camps, circuit workouts, CrossFit, and kickboxing are all exercise plans to whip people into shape. People are finding these workouts fun and exciting, but they may not be the best for you in the long run.
So many people think they need an intense and gut-wrenching workout to be successful, but this is not the case. Some of the best workouts you can get, without being so hard on your body, is from yoga or palates. Yoga and palates have many of the same, if not more benefits for your body like hard-core workouts. Some of these benefits include lessening chronic pain, lower blood pressure, and increasing flexibility.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massages are a huge thing for people trying to ease tension in the muscles and promote relaxation. These stones are usually made of basalt or volcanic rock because they hold in heat. The stones are usually heated between 130 and 145 degrees and used with Swedish massage techniques. While there can be benefits to hot stones massages like increased blood circulation, there can also be negative side effects. Some side effects can be nausea, fatigue, flared medical conditions, headaches, and more.
Many people believe that dry needling is the same as acupuncture, but that is not the case. Looking at dry needling and acupuncture you may assume they are the same. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and focuses on Chinese traditions of opening up a person’s energy flow or chi. Dry needling has only been around the last couple decades and focuses on specific trigger points or muscles that are irritated in the body. The small, stainless steel needles are places in those specific trigger points or knots in order to relieve pain and promote movement.
Sabina Weaver, MSPT-ATC-L