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November 2014

Athletic therapists are highly skilled health care practitioners who help people prevent musculoskeletal injuries during strenuous activities; and should they occur, help them with immediate medical care and consequent recovery. Services offered by therapists range from orthopedic evaluation of injuries to selecting the proper equipment and exercise regime programs to maximize recovery.Most athletic therapists are qualified to treat acute orthopedic injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, previous fractures, post surgery and concussions as well as chronic conditions such as tendinitis, lower back, shoulder and neck pain.Athletic therapy is generally for, but not limited to, sports people. Anyone can see an

The spinal cord is probably the most delicate part of your body. It is a single cord that runs from your brain through your torso. It is only ½ to ¼ of an inch thick and protected by fluid and cartilage. However, sometimes during accidents, just fluid and cartilage is not enough to protect your spinal cord and you may suffer a serious injury. The spinal cord is essential for your Central Nervous System (CNS) and without it, you could be paralysed. It controls all your movement and reflexes. The reason you don’t think before you take your hand off

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a condition where the upper genital tract (ovaries and fallopian tubes) become infected. Most infections generally occur because of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and are blood borne. Common symptoms of this ailment are pain in the general peritonitis (lower abdomen region) along with fever and/or vomiting. There might also be discharge from vagina and irregular menstruation. It might also be accompanied by a severe case of diarrhea and dysuria (painful urination). If left untreated for long the infection may spread to other parts of the system, proving fatal.Since the causative agent for PIDs in 60-70%

It's bad enough that we don't do the kind of physical labor our ancestors did. But we tend to make it worse by topping our sedentary lifestyle with bad posture. Consistently maintaining poor posture causes a lot of trouble when we are on the wrong side of 30 and negatively affects our lifestyle. Once the damage is done, specific exercises, posture correction and certain restrictions in sports have to be made as a lifestyle change. That is a place you don't want to be in.   Correct these bad postures that are ruining your health before you are

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, or PFPS, is a type of knee pain that happens around or under the patella. The patella is the kneecap or the roundish-triangular part that you can feel when you touch your knee in the front. It is also commonly called ‘runner’s knee’ as it is said to contribute to almost 17% of all running related injuries.Symptoms of PFPSThe symptoms of PFPS are aching pain in the knee, which is worse than the kind of knee pain people get when they’ve been walking up-slope, on stairs or sitting for long periods of time. Sometimes, a