Entries by Caroline O'Connor

,

The Mental Health Benefit of Workplace Ergonomics

Workplace ergonomics involves designing a workplace that is safe and works well for employees. Workplace ergonomics can mean understanding the physical work as safe as possible, such as preventing absences from preventable illnesses such as the flu.  “The sooner you see someone, the quicker it is to fix the problem”, says Alex, whose GPDQ Workstation […]

,

Don’t Let Osteoarthritis Bring You To Your Knees

Knee issues are widespread in the US and can go years without being seen by an orthopedic. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are many different treatment options that are available, and you do not have to live with the pain. Physical therapy plays a huge role in treating osteoarthritis, along with anti-inflammatory […]

,

Managing a Back Injury at Work

Physically demanding jobs may involve simple movements such as pulling, pushing, or lifting, but these simple movements can cause extreme pain, damage, and discomfort if performed incorrectly. Even with jobs that are not physically demanding, desk jobs can cause poor posture and other back pain as well if you experience an injury while on the […]

,

Daily Habits to Ease Your Back Pain Symptoms

Backaches are painful, annoying, and hinder your productivity levels. There are different daily habits that you can change up to help ease your back pain symptoms.  There are various reasons one could be suffering from back pain. Is your mattress too old? Do you hunch over your laptop? Have you had a recent injury? Here’s […]

,

Don’t Blame Arthritis for Your Knee Pain

At Carolina Rehab, our therapists treat pain due to a variety of reasons – including arthritis. Many times we find the pain is from misuse or overuse. Physical therapy can help strengthen the soft tissues surrounding the joints, address the biomechanics of movement, and address all over health.   If you are experiencing knee pain, […]

,

The Most Common Mistake in Your Overhead Press

The overhead press is a challenging exercise but works many essential muscles, such as the pectorals, deltoids, and triceps. A famous athlete and youtube, Eugene Teo, recently broke down this workout because there is a common mistake that can happen that can cause injuries and overly strained muscles. This exercise’s primary goal is to maximize […]

,

Risk of Stress Fractures Higher in Female Runners

Running is one of the most popular exercises among women (a staggering 54% of all runners are female), and stress fractures affect 20% of runners. Stress fractures are when tiny cracks in the bone that can happen because of repetitive force or overuse. New pilot research from Jefferson is exploring the idea that physiological factors […]

,

Why Do My Knees Crack & Should I Be Worried?

It happens to the best of us, we wake up, and our knees are cracking while you are going down the stairs. The thing with knee cracking, painless or not, can mean a variety of issues that should be taken into consideration.  Singh says the intensity of the crack’s sound follows the same principle; if there […]