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Low Back Pain – Exercise 101

In Exercise, Low back pain by ywijting

The human spine is an amazing piece of engineering! It provides stability and flexibility while at the same time carrying signals back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body. It sits a bit like a mast on a boat, except that this mast is flexible. The stiffness and stability of the mast is provided by the …

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The 7-Minute Workout

In Exercise, Fitness by ywijting

A busy schedule gets in the way of exercise. If this is your excuse, there is good news. High intensity short duration exercise will produce many of the same health benefits as a longer lasting exercise sessions. In fact, many experts feel that this approach may yield better results. There are many programs all over the internet that you can …

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The Hip Workout

In Exercise, Hip by ywijting

The hip gets way too little attention! When people think of exercise, they think of strengthening the quads, the biceps, the chest, etc. They may also do some stretching of various body parts. In my experience, the hip is too often left out of the program. This is a mistake as hip flexibility and strength have been shown to be …

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The Wake-Up Workout

In Exercise, Low back pain by ywijting

It is amazing what even a little bit of exercise will do for you! Better circulation, better energy, better resistance against disease and so much more. Exercise is good for you because it makes you move, and movement is quite literally the secret ingredient of a healthy pain-free life. Yet we often do not do enough exercise for all kinds …

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ReGentex Dysphagia Electrodes

In Dysphagia, NMES, Product Reviews by ywijting

Note: This page will soon move to a new site focused on Clinical Skill Building targeted at clinicians in the world of rehab. The site will offer educational opportunities and information on rehab skills and technology. The first focus will be on Speech Language Pathologists and the use of NMES for Dysphagia. We should be going live in the next …

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Shockwave Therapy

In Decompression, Low back pain, Mechanical Traction, Pain by ywijting

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is the application of high intensity sound waves to the body in order to stimulate the natural healing processes, especially in conditions where healing is delayed or absent. The treatment was first developed as a non-invasive method to treat stones (calculosis) in the kidney and gall bladder. In this application, two separate sound beams are directed at …

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The Aim of Science

In Wisdom by ywijting

The Expert Physical Therapist is one who acts like a scientist – constantly curious, habitually reading the scientific evidence, always testing his knowledge and skills against his own and others’ experience. He is like a detective trying to discover patterns from the clues presented by the patient.

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Hollywog’s WiTouchPro

In Product Reviews by ywijting

I recently treated a 93-year-old patient with a compression fracture of T12 sustained during a fall a few months prior. She had difficulty walking and moving around as a result of the significant forward bended posture. She also had significant pain in the back because of the ‘wrong’ biomechanics around the thoracolumbar area. I ended up using the WiTouchPRO (Hollywog, …

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Embrace your Weakness

In Wisdom by ywijting

We fight what we don’t like. We numb the pain, we hide the shame, we flee from unpleasantness. What if the opposite approach could unlock your body…

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Low back pain? Change how you think.

In Low back pain, Pain by ywijting

The neuroscientific research is clear: your brain is adjustable, moldable. It changes how it works based on what you do and what you think. This is pretty important information  considering that the brain determines how we feel, how much pain we’re in and how we move. I am fascinated by this topic. Over the past 35 years that I have been working …