Why Undergo Physical Therapy after a Car Accident

July 23, 2018
Why Undergo Physical Therapy after a Car Accident

People caught in a car accident can sustain minor or major injuries, causing physical, emotional, and mental distress. Without immediate and proper treatment, injuries can progress over time and interfere with the person’s day-to-day life. When evaluating the various treatment options, it is important to choose the one that provides the long-term pain relief. Research showed that initiating physical therapy care within 96 hours after the accident can be highly beneficial to the injured person.

Why Choose Physical Therapy

Why Undergo Physical Therapy after a Car Accident

While the initial treatment for a car accident injury usually includes pain relievers to alleviate the pain, it does not really address and treat the underlying injury. Physical therapy is a non-invasive method that helps repair and strengthens the damaged tissues, restore mobility, and provide long-term pain relief.

With proper guidance, a licensed physical therapist can guide you on your road to recovery after the accident. He/she can locate the areas of the damaged tissues, edu

Posted in Therapy by Sophie Ruiz
May 29, 2018

Health Problems Linked to Car Air Conditioners

In general, air conditioners are beneficial in a number of ways. First, they provide cleaner air for individuals who suffer from allergies and asthma. Second, they grant us comfortable cool during hot and humid days so we are not overcome by heat stroke. However, broken and ill-maintained air conditioners along with improper use have negative consequences to our health. If left unchecked, these health concerns may even outweigh the comfort that air conditioners provide.

Posted in Medical by Sophie Ruiz
April 3, 2018
Acupuncture: How it Helps Fight Fatigue and Poor Sleep Quality

Problems like fatigue and insomnia can be common in modern life, to the point of affecting your ability to function. Fatigue from sleep deprivation can even affect productivity at work and increase the risk of dangerous accidents. Lack of sleep can also lead to other health complications (including weight gain, heart disease, and lowered immunity). Some sleep disorders are often treated with sleeping pills or antidepressants, but these can have side effects (including weight gain, lethargy, or addiction). Many sufferers look to alternative treatments like acupuncture to help ease fatigue.

When used with conventional treatments, acupuncture helps enhance their benefits to help you feel more rested every night. Traditional Chinese medicine has historically been used to treat mental-emotional disorders by rebalancing the qi, flow of energy within the body.

Origins

Acupuncture: How it Helps Fight Fatigue and Poor Sleep Quality

Traditional Chinese medicine was founded on the belief that qi flowed through the body (specifically the heart, liv

Posted in Therapy by Sophie Ruiz
March 28, 2018
5 Ways to Cope with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health issue that occurs following traumatic experiences. This can manifest in many ways that may or may not be visible. However, PTSD manifests itself differently for each person because everyone’s nervous system and tolerance for stress varies. The symptoms of PTSD can take weeks, months, or even years before they appear. At other times, PTSD can be triggered by something that reminds you of the original event. If you notice yourself experiencing distress and flashbacks regarding negative events, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Thankfully, there are ways to cope with PTSD.              

  • Avoid stressful situations

The symptoms of PTSD can be triggered by stressful events. Stay away from environments or avoid situations that can contribute to stress and negative emotions and experiences. However, if need be, have within reach a kit of items that can calm you in case symptoms begin to manifest. Consult an expert, like Dr. Jeremy Frank, for these matters.   Amazing Reasons to Consider a Career in the Beauty Industry

March 20, 2018
Amazing Reasons to Consider a Career in the Beauty Industry

If you have a strong passion for makeup, hair, and style, why not consider enrolling in a beauty school? While taking up higher education can be a person’s ticket to a high paying job, working in a beauty industry can be fun, exciting, and rewarding because you are helping people look good and feel good about themselves.                 Here are several great reasons why choosing a career in the beauty industry can be one of the best decisions you will ever make:   Amazing Reasons to Consider a Career in the Beauty Industry

Fast Rising Industry

In the past few years, beauty and grooming are, no doubt, two of the fastest rising industries with a lot of amazing opportunities. With the introduction of state-of-the-art technologies, the industry attracts more customers who desire to enhance their beauty. In fact, the industry earned more than 60 billion dollars in the last decade. The demand for beauty specialists continues to increase, according to the Bureau of Lab

Posted in Beauty by Sophie Ruiz
March 2, 2018
Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a form of therapeutic treatment used in physiotherapy for fast pain relief and mobility restoration. It’s a common treatment used by many clinics. Patients are often concerned once they hear the word “shockwave.” However, you can relax. Shockwave is just another term for sound waves. This treatment option is a non-surgical and safe method that will have you feeling better after a few sessions. Knowing the kind of treatment you’re getting also helps to make you feel even more relaxed. Learn more about shockwave therapy through this blog.   Shockwave Therapy

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy has been around since the 1980s. For people suffering from acute or chronic pain, shockwave therapy is used to reduce pain. The procedure usually takes five to ten minutes with little to no discomfort. Shockwave therapy has been clinically proven to improve your quality of life and ease any aches.

How does it work?

Shockwave or sound waves is an acoustic wave that carries high energy to aching spots and certain tissues with a series of chronic

Posted in Therapy by Sophie Ruiz
February 20, 2018
What to Expect from Dental Implant Surgery

                          In case you need to replace any missing teeth, you have the option of getting dental implants. Doing this can have several advantages, but before you make the decision to do so, you should know what to expect.   What to Expect from Dental Implant Surgery

Before Surgery

  • Before anything else, your dentist will need to evaluate you beforehand to determine the risks. They will ask about your medical and dental history, along with any medication that might affect the process. If there are any dental issues in the way, such as the need for a tooth extraction, your dentist will also inform you so you can deal with them.
  • Your dentist will also need to take an impression of your mouth to serve as a guide for the shape of the implant. The impression will also make it easier for your dentist to work through the actual surgery.
  • If your dentist determines that your jawbone is not thick enough for the surgery, then you may also need a bone graft to strength

Posted in Occupational Safety by Sophie Ruiz
January 15, 2018
Types of Food to Keep Your Child

As parents, one important subject to teach your child at an early age is the importance of oral care. Proper oral care includes letting your child establish healthy habits like regular brushing and flossing, which helps your child develop healthy teeth and gums while also preventing cavities and infection from forming. Another topic to consider teaching your child when it comes to dental health are the types of food they eat that can affect their teeth.                 As parents, you have the responsibility to choose and prepare your child’s meals. Because they are still in the developmental stages of growth, certain foods that you include in their diet can play an important part in the amount of nutrients they receive, affecting the overall development of their teeth.

Here are some examples of food that can strengthen your child’s teeth and gums:

  Types of Food to Keep Your Child's Teeth Healthy and Strong   1. High-fiber Fruits and Vegetables Other than boosting your child’s immune system, fruits and vegetables rich with high-fiber content contain calcium and phosphates that

Posted in Food and Diet by Sophie Ruiz
November 24, 2017
Safety Tips to Follow in Construction Sites

Working on a construction site is considered to be one of the most hazardous jobs in the world. Construction workers are exposed to various hazards that can lead to potentially serious injuries or death. Among the most common construction accidents are:                 Safety Tips to Follow in Construction Sites  

  • Falls
  • Electrocutions
  • Getting struck by falling objects
  • Getting caught in/between machines

In order to preserve the health of construction workers and to protect them from harm, safety awareness and the exercise of caution are important. Although proper on-site training and handling of machinery and equipment are considered effective preventive measures, the fatalities in construction sites have continued to increase over the years. When it comes to job site safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance should be the basis and foundation of each company’s project safety planning. However, strict observation of OSHA compliance may n

Posted in Occupational Safety by Sophie Ruiz
October 27, 2017
Garden Flooding Solutions to Keep in Mind

          It may be a relief to know that your home isn’t flooding after a bout of heavy rain. However, this does not mean that your backyard is safe from the effects of the downpour. Backyard flooding can be a problem and can eventually damage your garden if not dealt with immediately. Improper drainage is considered to be the major cause of backyard flooding. Take note of the low-level areas of your backyard because it collects the most water during the rain. If your garden is situated in a low-level area, make sure to provide a proper drainage system so that it can collect the rainwater efficiently.

 How Flood Can Damage Your Garden

Planting shrubs in your backyard is a great way to reduce the risk of flooding. However, when backyard flooding is not immediately resolved, the plants that have been exposed to standing water for several days will eventually suffocate and die. Below are other negative effects of flooding in your garden:  

  • Buildup of toxic compound in saturated soil
  • Impeding photosynthesis
  • Hindering the growth of plants
  • Fungal growth, which could result in plant diseases
  • Washing

Posted in Home and Garden by Sophie Ruiz