Chronic Neck Pain: 3 Steps To Relief

With Strengthening, Endurance, and Coordination

Man with chronic neck pain

When your neck pain won’t go away – after you’ve tried the heat, the stretching, the rest, even the pills – there’s no need to take drastic measures and there’s no need to give up altogether. Although instant relief may not be within reach, the research all points to implementing a program of strengthening, endurance training, and coordination of key muscles in the neck to reduce chronic neck pain and to improve function.

Let’s explore all about chronic neck pain – typically referred to as a “sprain” or “strain” of the neck. In our case, we refer to it as Neck Pain with movement coordination impairments…

The 5 Weakest Areas of Your Body and How To Strengthen Them

Strengthen Weak Muscles

Weakness is a relative term. We tend to think of weakness in comparison to other people. For instance, I am weaker than ‘The Rock’ (first person who came to my mind). But what about weakness of certain muscles in your own body relative to others? There are several important groups of muscles that tend to be weak in many people.

Maybe you’ve been neglecting to strengthen some of the weakest areas of your body without even knowing it…

Blood Flow Restriction Training In Physical Therapy

With Drew Morcos of MOTUS Specialists

All the buzz right now in the world of Physical Therapy seems to be about Blood Flow Restriction Training. I’m not usually one to be all about the buzz, believe me. When a new technique, product, or idea enters the stage, I’m typically very skeptical. With so much hype out of the gate, few of these ideas survive the test of time and slowly become a thing of the past. This is usually due to scholarly research refuting evidence of the benefits compared to the consequences. When Blood Flow Restriction training came onto the scene a few years ago, initially I was suspicious. Why would you want less blood flow to muscles to strengthen them? However, the more traction Blood Flow Restriction Training has gained and the more research that’s been conducted, the more I’ve come to understand the benefits.

Here’s what I’ve learned…