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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Five (5) Simple Steps to Avoid Knee Injury at the Gym

Knee injury is one of the most common problems of people, especially for those who have intensive workout routines every day. Knee injuries can be caused by one accident or by repeating something that causes stress to the knees.

Often, we neglect to take precautions because we think this sort of injury will not happen to us. And when we encounter injury, we usually opt to take care of ourselves rather than seeking professional help, like physical therapy, which can immediately and correctly address the problem.

deborah koval
Avoid Knee Injury

Friday, May 23, 2014

Proper Body Mechanics When Lifting, Pushing, and Pulling an Object

Every single day we are exposed to injury. When we walk to work, when we go to the gym, or even as simple as when we’re picking something up from the ground- possible injury can be expected.

Let’s go back to “as simple as when we’re picking something up from the ground”. Some people just don’t know the proper body mechanics, and that leads to injury. Even at work, you may be exposed to injury just by how you sit down or what type of chair and desk you are using to get your job done. Read more about that here.

deborah koval
Body Mechanics

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Physical Therapy: Its Common Misconceptions

Physical Therapy, as discussed in one of the previously posted articles, Physical Therapy and Its Wide Scopes, umbrellas a lot of things. When hearing the words Physical Therapy, people think of different things: some are right and some are not necessarily true.

Because of some misconceptions, some people do not think of Physical Therapy as an option. However, we must not stick to those misconceptions as if they’re actually proven.

Self- Healing Myth

deborah koval
Physical Therapy

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Avoid Physical Injury to Our Elderly; Physical Therapy is the Key!

When we think of Physical Therapy, the pictures that usually come to mind are severe accidents, injuries, and conditions. We think of it as a remedial program for those who are suffering from the aftermaths of such events. However, what we fail to realize is that Physical Therapy has a broader scope than that.

Usually, we think of our seniors, our grandparents, for example, as people who need intensive care from the doctors. We have to understand that that may not be the case for others. Yes, that might be very helpful for some, but not every elderly needs it.

Some elderly just need to have their strength and balance improved, to stay active even in their condition, and to build their confidence back. That’s not something a doctor can help the elderly with. They can really use all those benefits from Physical Therapy. All these can really contribute to their well being and physical independence.

deborah koval
Physical Injury to Our Elderly

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A List of a Few Things to Look Into When Searching for the Perfect Physical Therapist

Like looking for the perfect tailor, barber, or even a cook, searching for an ideal Physical Therapist is not an easy task to do. Because we are now talking about our health’s well-being, we tend to be more meticulous about it. it is understandable. You’ve probably already been to your doctor’s referred Physical Therapy, but you think he or she might not be the therapist for you.
That is understandable. There’s nothing wrong with that. we seem to seek comfort when we talk about uncomfortable things to other people. there are some people who are just far too easy to trust as compared to others, and when it comes to talking to a therapist, comfort is what you basically need to tell him or her what’s really wrong with you.

So, how do we find the perfect therapist? Do we rely on gut feeling alone? While you may have the right to turn down a therapist because you are just not “comfortable” with him or her, you also need to know a few about which therapist to choose. gut-feeling may just come afterward.

deborah koval
Physical Therapist

Monday, August 5, 2013

Physical Therapy and Its Wide Scope

When do you need a physical therapist? Physical therapy actually covers a lot of fields or areas, not just physical injury. Now, the problem might be your procrastination. Some people just delay going to the physical therapist for many reasons. Let’s forget that suppressing a pain is not eradicating it. You are just temporarily taking it away. It will be back soon.

Some therapists will be recommended by your doctors. However, you need to make sure that you are comfortable with your therapist. If, on the other hand, you are not, you may have to look for another. Try asking your friends for one.

deborah koval
Physical Therapy

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

How to be a Workaholic without Hurting Yourself in the Workplace

While it is good for our future to work as hard as we can, we should also consider the things at stake. We may aim for that promotion like it is the last piece of bagel in a coffee shop during an afternoon of hunger-strike, but is there anything hanging by a thread? If you’re one of those workaholics (or even the not-so-workaholics) who spends at least eight hours a day hidden inside a cubicle with their eyes stuck on the screen and their fingers running around the keyboards, then you better read this.

Let’s paint a picture, shall we? From morning to lunch break, and after lunch break till afternoon, your eyes are fixed on one screen alone, and you did nothing else but that- except the comfort room calls, of course. If you kept on doing that day after day after day, what do you think is the result of such diligence and dedication to your work?

deborah koval