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What Type Of Massage Therapy Focuses Specifically On Correcting Muscle Knots
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Describe how osteopathic therapy can help migraines? Where would the hands on technique be utilized? Type of pressure? Details and visuals appreciate.
Neck issues: Neck problems can and do generate headaches. One of the mechanisms is through stimulation of the trigeminal tract in the upper cervical spine. Osteopathic manipulation can alleviate this irritation in some cases. Hand position is dependent upon the osteopathic physician's training and your particular diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapeutic: It is quite literally called "therapeutic ultrasound". The frequency used is 0.7 to 3.3 MHz. Diagnostic (imaging) ultrasound uses frequencies 3 to 18 MHz. The theory is that the ultrasound waves warm the tissues and break up scars to hasten recovery. However, there is controversy on whether therapeutic ultrasound actually works, as scientific studies tend to contradict each other on the subject. ...Read more
What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just a guess...: It may be because it is not covered by insurance and can be expensive, making it less likely to be prescribed. Drs may also want to come up with a source of the muscle tension and focus on treating that. Massage therapy can provide relief in some people and in some the tension comes back. Osteopathic drs are trained in manipulation treatments, some include muscle stretching/massage-like treatments. ...Read more
Make a correct diagn: It is important to try to make an accurate diagnosis of possible. I have seen some patients diagnosed with strains when in fact the cause was something else. If it is indeed a muscle strain, then yes, physical therapy can be helpful. Most muscle strains if not too severe will heal even without treatment because muscles have a good blood supply. If it is not getting better see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapies v exercise: Walking is a good basic exercise & therapy that doesn't require much equipment aside from shoes. Squats, even without weights, is a good exercise for thighs. Work on form first, then consider jump squats (again w/o weight) to add explosive power. Lunges are good, too, both traditional forward/backward as well as side-to-side. Check out some fitness magazines or personal trainer to give you ideas. ...Read more
Big Guns.: These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more
Increased Strength: If the muscles are stimulated, by most any means, then they will become stronger, have more power and enable that muscle to do what it is supposed to do. If all muscles become stronger, then they will act in concert to give better function, mobility and performance. ...Read more
Not sure: This doesn't sound like "conventional" therapy, but if it doesn't hurt/cost much/is harmful, then why not try? More conventional wisdom on mg can be found here: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.Htm. ...Read more
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