Many of you have participated in our semiannual National Drug Take Back events and we appreciate your help in our effort to support our local communities in reducing the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. In order to make each event more successful that the last, I recently participated in a training sponsored by Count it!
It’s a new year and you are back to your regular routine, including the same bad desk posture that you have had. Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome.
According to the Washington Post, Text Neck postural dysfunction is becoming an epidemic, and it can “wreck your spine.” So, how do we combat it?
- Raise the phone.
“The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down,
Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome. Postural weakness and tightness occur in a diagonal pattern.
- Upper trapezius
- Levator scapulae
- Pectoralis major
- Deep neck flexors
- Serratus anterior
- Middle and lower trapezius
Poor posture can lead to dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well.
Catherine “Cat” Taylor grew up locally in Arrington. She first became interested in physical therapy her sophomore year of high school after tearing her ACL. She dedicated her college path to being in physical therapy and found Elite the summer before her senior year of college to complete 350 hours of internship.
Cat attended Tennessee Tech for her first two years of college and played basketball for the university.
When Doris Pedrick went to the Williamson County Fair, she rode a wild ride. For the next week, she felt like she was still on that ride. Her walking was unsteady, the room felt like it was spinning, and she simply did not feel well. Doris had vertigo triggered by fast head movements she experienced on that fun ride at the fair.
Have you ever been on a roller coaster and when you get your feet back on the ground, you feel like the world is moving or that you’re still on the ride? Imagine having that feeling off and on, or even all day long. That is the way most vertigo patients describe it.
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¾ c – Peanut Flour
½ tsp – Salt
1½ c – Milk of Your Choosing – Unsweetened Almond Milk Recommended
½ c – Natural, No-Sugar-Added Peanut Butter
1½ tsp – Stevia
1 tsp – Organic Vanilla Extract
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Sydney Batte is one of our newest Physical Therapy Technicians at our Cool Springs location. She grew up in Bruceton, Tennessee, and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performances.
Sydney first became interested in Physical Therapy after injuring her Achilles Tendon in high school.
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At all three of our locations, Elite Physical Therapy uses ReBuilder to assist our patients in managing pain and numbness due to neuropathy. This technology helps to calm overactive nerves and wake up under-active nerves.