If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]
The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture has been back in the news recently after a report that excessive crying in babies can be effectively treated by a course of acupuncture. A study of babies suffering from colic was carried out by a team at Lunds University in Sweden and found that babies who were treated […]
With advancing years we have to acknowledge the effects of age on our bodies but we often don’t give a thought to our hard-working hands. In one person’s lifetime they will flex and extend their fingers, on just one hand, around 25 million times! Did you know that around 1/4 of all your body’s bones […]
What's the Best Way To Train People to Diagnose With Ultrasound? The science of sound – or acoustics to use the proper term – is nothing new. Greek mathematician Pythagoras knew about sound waves 2,500 years ago, and in the 18th century scientists were aware that sound ranged beyond that which was able to be […]
The impact of childhood cancer on a family can naturally be devastating. The innocence of childhood play, lost forever in hospitals, and even for those fortunate survivors, the after effects of this terrible disease means adult life, often, will never be the same. In the US alone, each year, almost 16,000 children under age 21, […]
Receiving treatment for Breast Cancer doesn’t end once the initial treatments and surgeries have been carried out. Many patients receive additional medical therapies and drugs. Unfortunately, drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene have side effects that include hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps and a small risk of uterine cancer, blood clots, stroke & liver […]
One technique that’s bound to be much in evidence in therapy clinics this Fall and Winter is the use of kinesiology tape. Many Physical Therapists are adding to their skills portfolio by embarking on Kinsiology Taping Training.
National Physical Therapy Day in September and National Physical Therapy Month, hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in October are important entries on our calendar as a time to recognise the contribution that Physical Therapists bring to everyday lives around the world. But what are the myths that surround this caring and healing […]