All posts by Kendee Hughes

  • What a Pain in the Gut!

    Today, we want to tackle the (sometimes) dreaded topic of nutrition and how it affects chronic pain. Most of us are aware that our diet can directly affect our health and how we feel on a daily basis. However, our diet can also have a long-term effect on our health. A well balanced diet not ... Read More

  • Spinal Cord Injury Therapy

    According to the University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, more than 270,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injury (SCI) and each year 12,000 new injuries occur. This type of injury is known to cause paralysis in the arms and legs, limiting some physiological functions such as movement, bladder and bowel control, and ... Read More

  • The Opioid Epidemic

    On Friday August 11, 2017 President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. According to a CNN article, Trump said, “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency. It’s a national emergency,” Trump said earlier at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “We’re ... Read More

  • BFR Contraindications

    While Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (BFR) can be a positive and extremely effective form of rehabilitation for many types of injuries and across all age groups, there are precautions and contraindications that should be taken into consideration prior to using this type of training. Individuals with poor circulatory systems, such as the presence of varicose ... Read More

  • Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

    Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Summary According to Owens Recovery Science, “Blood Flow Restriction(BFR) Rehabilitation is the brief and intermittent occlusion of blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising.” This technique allows individuals to exercise with lighter weight while still creating hypertrophy (growth) and strength response. In a traditional setting, hypertrophy and strength response in muscles ... Read More

  • Heat Exhaustion

    Last week we discussed the many different summertime injuries that may plague individuals and families as the weather allows us the opportunity for outside activities. Today, we would like to concentrate on hydration. As your body loses more fluid than you take in, and high temperatures cause sweat glands to overwork, dehydration sets in. Dehydration ... Read More

  • Summertime Injuries

    It’s summer time, and most of us find ourselves participating in activities that allow us to be outside of the house more often. We enjoy sporting events, gardening, power washing the house, running, family time at the lake, swimming, or maybe even biking. All of these activities lend us to certain risks with potential falls, ... Read More