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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

Do Not be Afraid to Visit Your Physical Therapist (PT)

Feeling a little unusual lately? Have you any observations in your body that may have not been there before but are currently affecting your performance in your job? If yes, then perhaps it is time to visit your physical therapist.

For some of us, going to the physical therapist for consultations might be a little difficult. Why? Simply because the first thing that you have to do to get there is admit that there is something wrong with you. So if you’re not ready to do that, going to the therapist might be a little impossible. However, we should also think about prolonging an illness or any feeling of disorder. It may lead to complications.

deborah koval
Physical Therapist

Friday, July 12, 2013

Did You Know Your Workplace Is Hurting You

If you spend your days working inside a cubicle or in front of a desk and computer then you may already be experiencing a world of pain. The pain may not be that painful yet but it’s a sign that your work is drastically affecting your health and if you’re not careful you could wind up with a lot more than just a simple painful back.

The reason your body is suffering pain is because of the repetitive nature of your daily work activity along with the fact that you seldom move from where you’ve squatted your butt. The long hours of sitting at the same place and doing the same thing over and over again will often results in poor blood circulation. It also puts stress on parts of your body and muscles resulting in the pain that you’re experiencing.

deborah koval
back pain 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sport Injuries You Can Do Without (But Can Happen)

You’ve played some form of sports before right? At the very least you have heard about sports in one form or another. Chances are you play something like that today. That’s because no matter your age you can play things like basketball, tennis and the like.

The thing about playing sports is that it allows you to move your body. As an exercise it is a great way to staying fit or even losing weight. Done on a regular basis it can help you achieve a well-rounded body while keeping you mentally and sometimes emotionally fit as well.

deborah koval
Sport Injuries

Despite its benefits there is a downside to sports as well. Let’s face it, a lot of things we do in life offer benefits and harm and playing sports is no exception. The harm that you get from sports is often done by accident yet can have debilitating effects that can really cause you a lot of pain and at the same time make you lose your range of movement. I’m talking about sports related or induced injuries.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reasons Why You Have Back Pain

Back pain is just that – a pain in your back. It usually affects your muscles, nerves, bones or joints. Basically, since your whole spine is part of your back it can also be affected which means the area from which pain can emanate from is pretty big.

The pain can be described in sections depending on where in your back it is coming from. There’s neck pain, middle back pain, lower back pain and tailbone pain. I don’t think that I have to explain where these areas are because I think they’re pretty self-explanatory.

deborah koval
Back Pain
By itself back pain is quite normal and for the most part doesn’t necessarily require you to go to a doctor, a chiropractor or physical therapist. The pain can be acute, meaning it can last up to 12 weeks, sub-acute or somewhere between 6 top 12 weeks and chronic wherein the pain lasts for more than 12 weeks.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Role Physical Therapists Play

In a nutshell, physical therapists provide a valuable contribution to the healthcare delivery system by improving the quality of health of the people that come under their prevue. They also do prevention and treatment as well as manage any impairment of their patients so they are able to get back to their feet again.

As a provider of health care these trained professionals help their patients get their functionality back while improving their mobility and preventing or at the very least limit the physical effects of injury or disease. They basically promote the return to overall fitness and health of their patients.

deborah koval
Physical Therapists
They do all these things by diagnosing and treating people from all walks of life whether they are 10 years of age or 70. As long as you have a medical condition that limits your range of movements and causes you to suffer pain when you do move then they are the professionals to go to (after you doctor of course).