Physical Therapy for Everyone:
Basic Understanding of Our Body and Simple Pain Management As Home Remedy

by Clarence Chan

[November 2, 2007]


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Defense Therapy: Physical Therapy for Everyone

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Did you ever wake up one morning and felt a pain in your neck?  Did you ever sprain or strain yourself after an ambitious weekend of cleaning out the closet?  Do you know the different between sprains vs. strains?  How about that shooting pain radiating from the heel through the sole of your foot at the first step out of bed in the morning, is it arthritis, or is it fasciitis?

I am sure many of us experienced these ailments and wondering what they are and what can we do about it.  Seeking medical attention is certainly the most prudent thing to do.  But sometime we still wish there are simple things that can be done at home that can make us feel better.  There are indeed many basic physical therapy concepts and interventions that you can use at home as self-management of these conditions.

From this lecture, you will learn about the basic structure of your body, the normal musculoskeletal and neurologic functions, and what happen when they are not functioning properly.  You will also learn some of the basic self-management techniques to minimize or alleviate these conditions.  Although there are no substitute for proper medical or therapeutic evaluation and treatment, we can all benefit from developing a better understanding and management of the body.






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