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Outpatient Rehabilitation

Video Resources

This page contains exercises, training and rehabilitation techniques that can help you better manage your recovery.

 

The Importance of Proper Posture

There's a reason you've always been told to "sit up straight"! Frankly, it could keep you from having neck and back pain says Charlene Challenger-Smith, a physical therapist with Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation. Challenger-Smith says having bad posture could possibly lead to injury, overuse, and pain. If you sit in front of a computer all day, it can put a real strain on your muscles. Having the proper chair is important too. Watch this video to learn more about having proper posture.

For a FREE injury and pain assessment screen, call (615) 284-PT4U (7848) or schedule an appointment online.

 

Pain in the Neck

Ever wake up and feel like you can't move your neck? It happens to millions of people every day. That pesky crick in the neck can be a real pain the neck. A pulled muscle can last for hours, sometimes even days.

There are various types of neck pain according to spinehealth.com. Some can be more serious than others. For the mild muscle pull from a bad night's sleep or exercise, there are simple things you can do to help deal with the pain.


Don't keep yourself from doing your daily activities says Charlene Challenger-Smith, a physical therapist with Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation. She says when people pull a neck muscle, they tend to guard themselves and not move their neck. Challenger-Smith says it's actually best to loosen it up to a certain point. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medication may help. Applying some ice may bring some relief too. If the pain lasts for more than a couple of days, call your doctor. Watch the video to learn more on what to do if you have a muscle strain in your neck.

For a FREE injury and pain assessment screen, call (615) 284-PT4U (7848) or schedule an appointment online.

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