Avoiding Injuries at the Gym

Avoiding Injuries at the Gym

Health-conscious individuals head to gyms, recreation centers, and health-clubs to try to maintain their health and fitness. There are numerous benefits to joining a gym or health-club, including weight-loss, cardiovascular fitness, muscle gain, and many other benefits that can help you lead a longer, healthier life. Unfortunately, injuries are very common at gymnasiums across the nation, ranging from minor afflictions that heal quickly to major incidents that can cause serious injury or death. Although most gym owners and managers attempt to provide a safe environment for their guests and patrons;…

Can Massage Therapy Treat Fracture Injuries?

Can Massage Therapy Treat Fracture Injuries?

Massage therapy is a treatment option which can reduce pain and discomfort in the soft tissue surrounding a fracture injury, and it can also assist in reducing edema and muscle tension of both the affected and compensating structures. When a massage therapy treatment plan is carried out correctly, once the cast is removed, a client can regain full function sooner as the health and mobility of compensating muscles has been addressed. Initially, your massage therapist will only work above the cast, and will take care to not disturb the healing…

Gym Injuries

Gym Injuries

Physical fitness has become something of a national obsession lately; as obesity rates rise, so, interestingly, do gym memberships. Forty years ago, only professional athletes frequented gyms. Now there’s a 24 Hour Fitness or Gold’s Gym on practically every street corner. Getting fit and in shape is a great way to positively change virtually every other aspect of your life. But many people are blind to the inherent dangers of treadmills, heavy free weights, and complex machines. You owe it to yourself and those around you to stay safe while…