Exercise Treatment For Post-Concussion Syndrome

Catherine O’Brien As discussed last week, Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is marked by a series of persistent cognitive, psychological and physical symptoms following a concussion. There is some variance in the definition for PCS and there is a lack of consensus regarding the length of symptom presentation needed to diagnose PCS. While the Diagnostic and Statistics


Don’t Let Your Twisted Ankle Become A Chronic Problem

Ryan Cross It seems as though everyone has twisted their ankle at some point in life.  It can happen walking across the street, going down stairs, or during any recreational activity.  Some reports estimate that over 23,000 ankle sprains occur every day in the United States (Hertel, 2002).  Since this injury is so common and

Post-Concussion Management

Catherine O’Brien Post-Concussion Syndrome and Treatment In this article on the topic of concussion, I will discuss the management and treatment associated with concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Based on the two previous articles, it is clear that concussion is a prevalent and serious health issue among the athletic population. In response to the growing prevalence

Muscle Cramps Cramping Your Style?

Ryan Cross It’s late in the fourth quarter of a college basketball game and the home team is at the foul line.  As the player makes his final free throw, the team’s leading scorer attempts to run back on defense when he falls to the floor in obvious pain.  As the trainer approaches the athlete,

It’s All In The Hips

Ryan Cross – B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist at CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada  Low back pain and knee pain are two of the most common areas of the body to get injured and require physiotherapy treatment.  It has been reported that approximately 80% of us will encounter back pain

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Loosening Up Your Cough With Salt Rooms

Dayton Kelly Salt Rooms Alternative health therapies have been rapidly growing in popularity in the western world. With the emergence of these novel, non-traditional remedies, it becomes difficult to know which of these are evidence-based approaches to medicine and which are not. New to the medicinal market is Halotherapy, a salt based therapy more commonly

When You Should Go See a Physical Therapist

Ryan Cross – B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Physical activity and a healthy lifestyle are becoming a major focus in today’s society.  With countless apps and devices to help guide you through various work out plans, it’s easier now more than ever to get fit and get healthy.  The health benefits of being active are

A New Way to Strengthen Your Lungs: Harmonica

Andy Bryner Harmonica:  Hao’les to Harpin Contributed by Forever Fit Science cofounder Grayson Fertig   Coming to Hawaii in the early 1980’s one of the first Hawaiian words I learned was “haole,” sometimes delivered  with a pejorative inflection aimed at Caucasians from the Mainland like myself….. (and yes, historically us newcomers did become known for

Exercises For Lower Back Pain with Tunde Ridley

Forever Fit Science athlete Tunde Ridley provides 4 great warm-up exercises for lower back pain! Lower back pain is a common ailment. Above all, these exercises will help strengthen the muscles involved in keeping your back stable and pain-free.   Related Article: 4 Stages of Core Training for Lower Back Pain

The Importance of Maintaining Mobility during Hospitalization

Karine Shnorhokian Improving Mobility for the Hospitalized Patient Walden University NURS 6052-Section 7, Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice April 27, 2016 Summary Patient immobility during a hospitalization is linked to deconditioning, bed sores, longer hospital length of stay (LOS), and an increased risk of hospital-associated pneumonia (HAP) (Czapluski, Marshburn, Hobbs, Bankard, and Bennett, 2014; Stolbrink et