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  • @littlegreenparrot1, and @MikeRunsDaily2021 thanks for your insight. I’ve been doing slow and moderate running days for a few months with a longer run mixed in. I probably should mix in some intervals as well. Do you have a recommendation for shoes to get?
  • I’m very much a beginner when it comes to running and I have a question about how you setup your weekly runs. I want to run 4 times a week, with the goal of eventually running around running 20-25 miles per week.
  • Also with respect, there’s research saying that if you state pain 3 times or more to a patient their pain levels will increase. I was trying to help her out by not making her think specifically about pain, but about function and what she can do. My professor addressing that patient’s concerns helped her get back to fishing…
  • I’m sorry that you have to deal with that, I bet it’s really tough. I’m in physical therapy school right now, and one thing my professors like to say is “motion is lotion”. It’s simple to say, but can be difficult to implement. One of my professors had a patient that was in a similar situation as you, and she was…
  • Thanks for sharing the article. That’s an intriguing story. I’m still skeptical, especially since after you mentioned Niel Asher Technique, I spoke with one of my professors and he brought up that while people use it, there hasn’t been a lot of actual research done to support the treatments. Like I said earlier, PT should…
  • I’m sorry, but a frozen shoulder is not a fascia problem. You cannot fix a frozen shoulder by addressing fascia. There is a surgical procedure that can be done called “manipulation under anesthesia” where you can go to an orthopedic surgeon and they put you under, then forcibly move the arm through the complete ROM, but…
  • The burning description makes me think possibly something nerve related. Go see a physio. That would be the best thing to do
  • Did you stick to your exercises outside of therapy? I would still recommend you see a physical therapist for testing and treatment.
  • The thing with the shoulder is there could be one of a dozen different things. It could be that you need to strengthen the muscles that stabilize your shoulder blade, or it could be you’re tight in the pec, or even impingement or rotator cuff tendinitis. Those are just examples, so really in order to know and give specific…
  • I’m in a similar situation, except I’m about to start clinical rotations for physical therapy and, even though I exercise regularly, I eat a lot of garbage and that makes it hard for me to stay in shape. For me, not only is it the food, but because of classes I’m not as active throughout the day like I would like, and then…
  • I would caution anyone who might have high blood pressure that it’s contraindicated to use an inversion table because it can cause a stroke. That said, I haven’t ever experienced spondylolisthesis, but there are different stages of it that can be determined via x-rays and an MRI. If you know you have spondylolisthesis, or…
  • Personally, I love this statement. A PT should be pushing you, but you also have to want to be pushed. A good PT knows how to help motivate their patient, but there are many who just don’t want to be worked harder. The best patients are the ones who continue to work when no one is watching.
  • I don’t doubt that he’s good, whoever this guy is, but the average person isn’t a world class athlete. Every body is different and everyone recovers differently. You can’t generalize that this guy can fix a frozen shoulder in 2 sessions because he’s done it before. In general, it takes 12-42 months to resolve itself, and…
  • I’m in PT school right now, and learned about this recently. First off, every case is different. Secondly, it’s true that if you don’t move it, the more frozen it will become, however, once it’s frozen you can’t thaw it be the body has to go through the process on its own. In the thawing phase is where PT can do the most…
  • I’ve never used it, but my wife has been dancing since she was 3 and loves it! She got her degree in dance and danced professionally for 3 years, and she still gets a good workout from those dance classes.
  • The tricky thing about a frozen shoulder is that it can take years to go through the entire process of freezing, being frozen, and thawing. It sounds like you’re on the upswing of it all! Keep working the ROM and the strength will eventually return!
  • I heard an interview with a college swim coach where he talked about why swimmers eat so much. He said when you swim 1 mile, it’s an equivalent to running 4 miles. If you’re pushing yourself in your 45-60 minute swim workout then you should be covered as far as activity goes, and if you’re paranoid because you have an…
  • I bet if you’re able to get the help you need, you could get back to squatting. One thing I know you can do is practice Kegel training. Really try not to strain when going to the bathroom, and retrain your bladder by keeping track of how frequently you pee. It should be 5-8 times per day. Don’t do Kegels when you are…
  • I just learned about something yesterday that’s an endurance test used in PT, but it could be adapted to fit some of what you’re looking for. All you would need is a step stool, a timer and a metronome. You could probably find an app for a metronome on your phone. What you do, is in a seated position you tap your foot on…
  • There’s a specific field in physical therapy directed towards pelvic health. You may be able to find a pelvic floor specialist on YouTube. I’m in PT school right now and we just talked about this in class, but I can’t give any recommendations other than that because I’m not a specialist.
  • A physical therapist, specifically a manual therapist would be best to see. They specialize in movement dysfunction, and see gait issues daily. If there’s something spinal that’s going on, they can do treatments to correct that as well.
  • Except there’s something called hyperhydration where you literally drink too much water. Water is good, but it’s the electrolytes that hydrate you. If you don’t get electrolytes into your body, you could literally die of dehydration with a stomach full of water.
  • It’s possible you’re not stretching long enough, or you’re not stretching the right muscle when you stretch. It’s recommended that you hold your stretch for 30-60 seconds, and if you want to stretch you gastrocnemius, then keep your knee straight. If it’s the soleus that is cramping, then you want to bend your knee while…
  • I know how you feel, I’m finishing up my coursework and about to start clinical rotations for PT, and I’ve gained a bunch of weight since I’m sitting most of the day in class and studying. Good luck, stick with it!
  • It takes time for your body to adjust to improved eating habits. Some foods also can increase inflammation in the body which will cause more fluid retention among other things. If you’re not currently exercising, you could start with walking, or finding a program that resonates with you and your preferences. Be patient and…
    in Help Comment by astod4 July 2021
  • You don’t have to workout in the traditional sense. You could start by just walking about 30 minutes per day on top of your nutrition, and that would help you workout without feeling like you have to run or lift weights, or pay for a gym membership
  • I would recommend doing aquatic activities. Water will help take some pressure off your back which will help address some of the pain. Water also makes for decent resistance, so you could do total body exercises in water. You could even just walk in the water to get steps in, or swimming is a really good way to get some…
  • The question isn’t wether or not you can do it, it’s wether or not your body can. If you aren’t prepared physically, and you don’t have a high amount of red blood cells then you will have a harder time getting oxygen to your muscles. When you go from low elevation to high elevation your red blood cells may be able to bind…
  • Here you go https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R6n7tHiSlzY
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