December 27, 2015
If you’ve followed this blog at all, then you already know that massage offers many great benefits ranging from releasing stress for better health to speeding up recovery time if you’ve sustained an injury. While massage generally refers to getting worked on by a professional therapist, the reality is that you can receive a lot of the same benefits by using a massage ball—especially when it comes to your neck. Why Massage Balls Are Good For Your Neck Have you ever had pain or tenderness in or around your neck area, particularly if you’ve been under a lot of...
June 09, 2015
Are you troubled by chronic, reoccurring back pain? Is it starting to affect your quality of life, hindering your ability to enjoy your favorite activities or even making it impossible for you to earn a living? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may want to see an osteopath for your back pain. Here are 10 solid reasons why: #1 – A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) focuses on treating your whole body, not just the problem area, which generally means better results as your entire body is involved in the healing process. #2 –...
March 04, 2008
The Skeleton The framework of bones, joints and cartilage of the human body is called the skeletal system. Without this framework we would be unable to perform such movements such as walking, grapevines, squats, step ups or press-ups. We would simply be blobs of muscle and fat. Such an image reflects the most obvious functions of the skeleton; support the body. the skeletal system also preforms the following functions; Movement The skeleton provides a series of independent movable levers. When the muscles contract, the bones act as levers toproduce movement. Shape The shape of the skeleton gives the body its...