Should Pain Be A Reason To Stop Therapeutic Exercise Management Of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain?

The burden of musculoskeletal disorders Musculoskeletal disorders are disorders or injuries that affect structures of movement. These biomechanical structures include bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Examples of Musculoskeletal disorders include back pain, neck tension, tendonitis, strains or sprains of muscle/tendon/ligament, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus…

Which Gender May Have Better Quality of Sleep?

Sleep is a complex and important physiological function that occupies more than one-third of our life! Sleep has two stages called non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) alternate as you sleep. Stages of sleep NREM Introduction to sleep: brain activity begins to slow down, muscles start to relax, and you can be easily woken up…

Exercise To Reduce Progression Of Scoliosis

Knowledge of Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is controversial and incomplete; however, there is enough information out there for patients and parents to make an informed decision about management options. The list below offers noninvasive and surgical options: 1,2 Observation Specific education Awareness of postural defects Ergonomics Exercise Encourages active spinal movements over passive movements Postural…

Can You See Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)?

“Skoliosis” = Ancient Greek term meaning “a bending” “Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is three-dimensional deformity of the spine.”1 The cause of AIS is unknown. AIS occurs in persons that have not reached skeletal maturity. Skeletal maturity is the age of the bone when they finish growth as a young adult. AIS is a rare spinal deformity…