Your shoulders are incredibly flexible joints that allow your arms to move through a large range of motion.
They are used in almost every activity and they take a lot of punishment on a daily basis. As a result, they are prone to a wide range of injuries. It's important to take good care of your shoulders because even small problems can quickly become debilitating if not taken care of immediately.
The shoulder is prone to a variety of problems that can give you pain and limit your range of motion. Many of these are simply caused by wear and tear.
For example, a common injury is tendinitis of one of the rotator cuff muscles called the supraspinatus. Through poor posture or overuse, the tendon becomes inflamed and painful. When the bursa becomes inflamed you develop what is known as bursitis. This can be extremely painful.
Trigger points, small knots in the muscles, are very common around the shoulder and can refer pain and tenderness into the muscles or joints. The referred pain can mimic other shoulder problems like tendinitis and frozen shoulder.
Hold a cane or stick straight out in front of you. Slowly raise the “wand” as high as you can overhead. Hold the wand at the highest possible point for a couple of seconds. Lower the arms and repeat the exercise several times. By using a wand, the “good” arm helps assist the movement of the injured one.
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Workplace wellness not only increases productivity and job satisfaction, it has major effects on employee’s health and wellbeing. Employees reduce their stress, learn ways of making incremental changes for overall health and reduce their personal health care costs. The below infographic illustrates the types of health risks employees are susceptible to and the many benefits of implementing a workplace wellness program.
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Raise your hand if you like doing "core exercises"! Anyone!? How about "back strengthening exercises"? Not me. Well, if you don't want to be one of the estimated 31 million low back pain sufferers in America, then, you better suck it up, get a resistance band, and do these exercises.
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It's easy to set up, easy to fit in a regular work day schedule, and employees appreciate a stress-busting break in their day.
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Companies that utilize chair massage have seen remarkable benefits. Some of them have seen such a difference in morale and productivity that they schedule regular monthly chair massage sessions.
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Ambler, PA Lic. Massage Therapist, Derek MacMahon, shares the most common conditions he treats with his In-Home Massage service.
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Therapeutic massage can be an effective treatment for chronic or sub-acute low back pain.
Ever wonder how a massage therapist treats low back pain?
In this short video, Lic. Massage Therapist-Derek MacMahon explains how he approaches low back pain.
1. Assess "tight" or painful areas through visual and tactile assessment.
2. Restore muscular function by "un-glue-ing" underlying restrictions and "re-setting" the nerve/muscle signal to reduce muscle spasms.
3. Complete the treatment by addressing the muscles that aid the low back. These include the gluteals, hamstrings, quads, & psoas.
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