Understanding Concussions A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head or body that shakes the brain inside the skull. Although not life-threatening, concussions can have serious effects on brain function. Scientific Investigation on Headgear and Concussions Research on the effectiveness of headgear in concussion… Continue reading Headgear, does it protect you from concussion?
Understanding the Basics of Injury Management Injury management is a critical aspect of health and wellness, and knowing when to seek medical attention can make the difference between swift recovery and prolonged suffering. It’s essential to understand the types of injuries, ranging from minor to severe, to take appropriate action. Minor injuries, such as sprains… Continue reading When to see a doctor after an Injury
Introduction to the Thyroid Gland Let’s embark on a journey to understand the thyroid gland, a vital part of our endocrine system. This butterfly-shaped gland, located in the lower front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple, is a powerhouse of hormone production. Its physical description is as unique as its functions. It comprises… Continue reading What is the thyroid and why does it matter?
Understanding the Basics of Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects your body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone crucial for glucose regulation. Three main types of diabetes exist: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, while Type 2, the most common form, often results from… Continue reading Diabetes in Athletes
A Brief Overview of High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, clinically referred to as hypertension, is a persistent medical condition where the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. The cause of high blood pressure is generally multifactorial and can be attributed to lifestyle… Continue reading Athletes with high blood pressure
The Relevance of Physical Therapy in Healthcare Physical therapy plays a significant role in today’s healthcare environment. It’s crucial for managing chronic conditions, recovering from injury, and even preventing future health issues. Besides, it’s a cost-effective treatment that can reduce the need for medication and surgery. Studies have shown that physical therapy can significantly improve… Continue reading Physical therapist, what do they do?
Understanding the Common Cold: A Brief Overview The common cold is a viral infection affecting your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It’s typically harmless, although it might not feel that way. While more than 200 viruses can cause a common cold, the rhinovirus is most often the culprit. Common symptoms include runny or stuffy… Continue reading When to exercise after a cold
Understanding Concussions: Definition and Causes A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), induced by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. It’s not always a visible head wound or loss of consciousness, but could manifest through various physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Concussions… Continue reading How are Concussions Treated?
Understanding the Importance of Electrolytes Electrolytes are minerals that hold an electric charge and are pivotal for various bodily functions. They are found in your body, specifically in your blood, urine, and bodily fluids. Some common electrolytes include sodium, potassium, calcium, and bicarbonate (MedicineNet). These charged minerals play crucial roles in many body functions, such… Continue reading When to add electrolytes to your hydration plan
Understanding the Nature of Swimming Injuries Swimming, often regarded as a low-impact sport, is not without its share of risks. From overuse injuries to acute, traumatic ones, swimmers can face a variety of physical challenges. The Importance of Discussing Swimming Injuries Understanding and discussing the potential for swimming injuries is paramount to prevention. Knowledge empowers… Continue reading Swimming injuries
Introduction to Neck Posture Neck posture is the alignment and positioning of the neck in relation to the shoulders and spine. It’s pivotal for maintaining overall spine health and preventing conditions such as neck pain and shoulder issues. Preserving good neck posture is critical. It not only helps in reducing the risk of developing painful… Continue reading Neck Posture – The Important Stuff
Understanding the Basics of Scoliosis Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. It predominantly affects those in their early adolescence, with females being about eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment. The two most common types of scoliosis are idiopathic, which means… Continue reading Scoliosis – Diagnosis, Treatment and Management