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Everything You Need To Know About Cerebral Palsy

Posted on January 6, 2024 by Tracey Bankos
Cerebral palsy, isn't an individual condition but instead several disorders which cause motor disability affecting body movements and muscle coordination due to damage to a number of specific regions of the brainMany variables donate to the reason for cerebral palsy, probably the most commonly which is brain injury before or during birth.Additionally, it may happen after birth because of brain damage in the early years, perhaps from bacterial meningitis or perhaps a head injury...

The Power of Ice

Posted on September 10, 2021 by Tracey Bankos
Using ice to treat injuries is one of the oldest methods of pain management.Proven to be safe and effective at reducing swelling, relieving pain and decreasing muscle spasms, ice therapy is an easy self-care technique that anyone can administer.Every mother knows to put ice on a bruised knee after a soccer game or on a teething toddler's tender gums.But do you really know how ice works?Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange...

Why R.I.C.E.?

Posted on August 26, 2021 by Tracey Bankos
What is R.I.C.E.and why do you want it? Among the most recommended icing techniques for reducing inflammation and treating minor injuries is R.I.C.E., an acronym for rest, ice, compression and elevation.It's best used for pulled muscles, sprained ligaments, soft tissue injury, and joint aches.Applying R.I.C.E.treatments will decrease pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, swelling and tissue damage.It achieves this by reducing blood flow from local vessels near the injury and decreasing fluid hemorrhaging as a result of cell damage...