Devin Christman, PT, DPT's blog

Your Desk Job Is a Health Risk

health risks of a sedentary lifestyleThe alarm wakes you at 6 a.m. You get up, shower, dress and sit down to eat breakfast.  Next, you get in your car and sit for your commute to work.  You take a few steps to enter your office and proceed to sit at your deskfor eight hours.  You commute home, followed by eating dinner, watching TV or reading a book until it is time for bed.

Strains and Sprains: Symptoms and Treatment Options

physical therapyWarm weather brings a return to the outdoors and more vigorous activities, such as softball, running and yard work. This sudden increase in activity can cause a higher risk of injury, including two of the most common injuries, sprains and strains. Identifying the symptoms of a strain or sprain and knowing when to seek treatment can help prevent long-term pain and disability.

Sprain vs. Strain

Recently Discovered Ligament Has Implications for Rehab

knee painMost sports enthusiasts have heard of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). ACL injuries by big name athletes, like NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III and NBA point guard Derrick Rose, keep the ligament in the news, but even with increased exposure and advancements in medical knowledge, not all is completely understood about the human body. Believe it or not, ligaments are still being discovered and studied.

When Texting Is a Headache

While walking through any public area you are almost guaranteed to see someone with his or her head down and shoulders slumped, sending a text, emailing or checking the Internet. Unfortunately, the use of smart phones and other mobile devices is causing a new health problem: headaches caused by poor posture – head flexed, shoulders curved and back hunched.

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