Ultrasound and Physical Therapy: An Introduction

Written by Jim Doree

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A typical ultrasound treatment will take from 3-5 minutes. In cases where scar tissue breakdown isrepparttar goal, this treatment time can be much longer. Duringrepparttar 148873 treatmentrepparttar 148874 head ofrepparttar 148875 ultrasound probe is kept in constant motion. If kept in constant motion,repparttar 148876 patient should feel no discomfort at all. Ifrepparttar 148877 probe is held in one place for more than just a few seconds, a build up ofrepparttar 148878 sound energy can result which can become uncomfortable. Interestingly, if there is even a very minor break in a bone inrepparttar 148879 area that is close torepparttar 148880 surface, a sharp pain may be felt. This occurs asrepparttar 148881 sound waves get trapped betweenrepparttar 148882 two parts ofrepparttar 148883 break and build up until becoming painful. In this way ultrasound can often be used as a fairly accurate tool for diagnosing minor fractures that may not be obvious on x-ray.

Some conditions treated with ultrasound include tendonitis (or tendinitis if you prefer), non-acute joint swelling, muscle spasm, and even Peyronie's Disease (to break downrepparttar 148884 scar tissue). Contraindications of ultrasound include local malignancy, metal implants belowrepparttar 148885 area being treated, local acute infection, vascular abnormalities, and directly onrepparttar 148886 abdomen of pregnant women. It is also contraindicated to apply ultrasound directly over active epiphyseal regions (growth plates) in children, overrepparttar 148887 spinal cord inrepparttar 148888 area of a laminectomy, or overrepparttar 148889 eyes, skull, or testes.

Jim received his physical therapy degree in 1997 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Please see more information and articles on his web site at 'The Physical Therapy Web Space' (http://automailer.com/tws/). View this and other articles related to Physical Therapy at The Physical Therapy Web Space.

The End Of The Road

Written by Patrick Mathieu

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"Had I known that it was going to end at this time, I would have made some different turns. I was sure that there would be time to change my course."

This is why I am constantly urging people to be mindful ofrepparttar present moment.

This is why I encourage people to acknowledge, accept and even embrace their own mortality. One of my key principles is something that I call "The Mortality Manifesto". It is a very powerful one page document and I invite you to read it for yourself.

Then I invite you to share it with your family and friends, because we are ALL traveling downrepparttar 148844 highway of life.

About Patrick Mathieu

Patrick Mathieu has an expiry date. He was born with Congenital Heart Disease. Today, a barcode tattoo on his shoulder that reads 031800, or March 18, 2000 -repparttar 148845 date of his 30th birthday. Rather than see this as a death sentence, he used this as a call to action. Through his speaking, writing and coaching, he now shares his deeply personal story with audiences everywhere and revealsrepparttar 148846 exciting insights that this life experience has given him. He helps people come to terms with death, which actually helps them experience fuller, more vital lives. Visit www.whatsyourexpirydate.com

Patrick Mathieu is a speaker, author and coach. In his speeches, workshops and seminars, he shares the lessons he has learned in coming to terms with his mortality. He shows others how to use those lessons so that their own lives may be filled with vitality.

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