These evidence-based studies explain the physiology and suggest that post-exercise massage reduces tissue damage and accelerates muscle recovery.
Chronic pain is so much more than an occasional headache or sore muscle. It is the persistent presence of debilitating pain that can greatly affect our life.
Stretching increases skin temperature so it warms up the myofascial tissues of the body, and is effecttive at warming up the body before physical activity.
Research suggests that moderate aerobic exercise improves the amount we sleep so it can help with sleep deficiency.
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The authors concluded that massage appears to be the most effective method that was studied for reducing DOMS and perceived fatigue.
Once your life is more balanced, it will be easier to maintain a workout routine for the long-term. Not to mention, you won’t be missing out on other aspects of your life — or compromising your health. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to self-care and achieving a healthy lifestyle as everyone has different needs.
When working, we place a demand on the body and the body responds by adapting to meet those demands. However, every tissue, has a limit to the mechanical stress that it can accept during physical activity without injury. It would seem likely that the demands of some professions are too great for the human body.
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The researchers found that the only intervention to clearly improve neck pain that was supported by the evidence in these studies was targeted neck and shoulder musculature strengthening exercise.
The survey found that all-cause mortality risk (including cardiovascular disease and cancer) was approximately 30% lower in the three “active” groups compared to “inactive” group.
Early loading after a muscle strain injury is important because immobilization can swiftly and adversely affect muscle and tendon structure and function.
An excellent self-care exercise is to recommend that the client/patient lie supine on an exercise ball to help move the thoracolumbar spine into extension.
The authors of this study concluded that foam rolling and running are better than resting at clearing blood lactose after strenuous exercise.
For patients with chronic low back pain, clinicians and patients should initially select nonpharmacologic treatment with exercise and manual therapies (such as massage).
Case Study: Kori is a 30-year-old store clerk. Her low back has been tight for as long as she can remember, but she never had any pain until recently.
For the client with lower crossed syndrome, it is also important to recommend moist heat followed by stretching of the low back and hip flexor musculature.