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TOP 6 WAYS TO NATURALLY SPEED UP RECOVERY FROM INJURY

9/8/16 1:41 PM

The latest research shows the amazing properties of food, proper nutrition and other healthy lifestyle “pillars” as important components related to healing and injury recovery.  The relationship of the body systems is one of interconnections; as one system impacts another.  An emerging shift in healthcare is recognizing the value of natural influences that provide and support overall health, healing  and wellness.   Nowadays, we are inundated with advertisements which promise the power of a pill or pharmaceutical to reverse aging or to relieve pain and other symptoms.  However, there are numerous reasons and benefits to consider food as a powerful and natural way to improve healing!

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

Topics: tips, nutrition, recovery, injury, risk of injury

WHAT IS CUPPING AND WHY ARE OLYMPIANS COVERED IN THOSE RED SPOTS?

8/18/16 3:16 PM

What is cupping:  

Cupping is an alternative form of treatment which involves placing a cup; whether plastic, glass or silicone, on the affected area.  It can be used to treat conditions such as inflammation, soft tissue restrictions, pain relief/reduction, and trigger point relief, by improving tissue mobility a

nd promoting circulation.  Cupping works by lifting the skin away from the tissues below; bringing new blood flow and anti-inflammatory properties to the area, assisting in your body's natural healing process.

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Written by Taryn Bader.

Taryn Bader, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Onondaga Hill location.

Topics: cupping, tips, risk of injury, recovery