When parents tell their kids to ‘sit up straight’ it’s about more than just correcting their child’s hunched over appearance. Learning to sit and stand in positions that promote proper body alignment and support the spine are important behaviors to develop early in life. Incorporating physical activity, appropriate footwear, supportive sleep surfaces and good body […]
A recent study that looked at herniated disc injuries in NBA players pointed out an interesting fact: Out of basketball’s 5 positions, center was the No. 1 position for disc injuries and these players were most likely to require surgery. Point guards were the least likely to suffer this injury. The study analyzed about 60 […]
I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am for chronic low back pain! It might sound crazy, but it’s true. Besides helping me see the love and passion I have for people with injuries or diseases, I am so excited that God also used my back pain to bring me to Akron Children’s Hospital – as a therapy patient, and also as a volunteer this summer.
I was pondering physical therapy the other day. Well, lots of days, lately – prospective careers demand a great deal of pondering.