Importance of rehabilitation during pregnancy

Besides many, one of the most common complaints that you can hear from a pregnant women is “my back hurts.” Some factors that can create back pain during pregnancy are losing muscle mass, postural changes, developing baby and hormones. Even though, soon-to-be-mom cannot do much about losing muscle mass, and certainly cannot control hormonal surges and…

What is stroke: Background & Definitions

 Only have a few seconds?.. Check take home points at the end of the article We all can think of a loved one who suffered one or multiple strokes during their life time. It effects everyone  financially, physically, emotionally and mentally challenging. Understanding how and why it happens, will help you preventing stroke.  Stoke is medically known…

Next level in recovery: CRYOTHERAPY

  What is Whole Body Cryotherapy? Impact Whole Body Cryotherapy Units give competitive athletes an edge by enhancing preparation so they can train harder and maximize performance. Impact Cryotherapy, the leading equipment engineered, designed and manufactured in the U.S., developed a new octagon exterior design with advanced user features, including new interior materials and an innovative…

My spiritual health: Hawaii

This is the vacation we needed after buying a house, buying new furniture, moving  in, planning a wedding and getting married within 8 months! Crazy??! Yes! When I look back, I realize how insane it all was! A break from 8 months of hussling topped with daily stresses was much needed and this became the escape my…

Returning athlete:typical exercises made safer to stop re-injury

After injury one of the biggest concerns everyone has is going back to your routine without “messing it up” again. Most of the time, even though you may physically be ready,  the fear stops you from fully trusting your inured side. Therefore,  unconsciously you continue to guard your injured body part and compensate. If you are…

Runner’s problems? You will want to read this…

What makes running so addicting? You are on your own schedule meaning you can do it whenever you have free time, no commitment needed- no fees or contracts, you can do it anywhere without requirement of expensive equipment that you need to cary around, helps to clear your mind and gives you energy to focus on…

Nutritional management to accelerate recovery post injury

In many of my article, I talk about how or why the injury happens and what to do to help yourself. One of the most important aspects in prevention of injury and a speedy recovery is nutrition. You are made up of what you put or do not put in your system. If you are…

Tennis elbow: I am getting an injection!

Why does tennis elbow happen? Besides the acute trauma to the elbow from a fall, accidents etc, one of the most common chronic pain of the elbow is tendonitis due to repetitive gripping. Pain on the outside of the elbow is called lateral epicondylitis a.k.a. tennis elbow. This condition can be due to repetitive lifting upward…

Bad shoulders: Have you heard of 2:1 ratio?

Would like to take a closer look to your Rotator cuff ? Just click on the link to watch a video of how your rotator cuff muscles work! Shoulder is a very mobile joint where the stability is controlled by rotator cuff muscles. There are a total of 4 rotator cuff muscles; 2 in the…

My sports bra: Causing my neck tightness and pain?

We all prefer sports bras during our workouts due to extensive support (less jumping, no spilling and shifting), you can sweat in your sports bra and it allows more motion than your daily bra since it doe not have wires and a tight strap passing behind your back. As many females may think a workout…

Decision making for surgery has been made a bit easier..

Most of the time, we do not get to speak to our doctors enough to obtain adequate information about a condition, diagnosis or whether having or not having surgery is a good option. What do we do? We search online, we ask others who underwent similar surgery, and try to make a decision. There is…

Is my bag causing my back pain?

Make up kit, planner, keys, hand lotion and sanitizer, sunglasses, perfume, business cards, hair brush are some of the items that can cause your purse to get very heavy. If you are one of those people, who carries a big purse to work everyday then I have news for you! Did you know improper walking…