5 Rhymes for Physical Therapy: Catchy phrases I tell my patients on the daily.
1) Motion is Lotion: My favorite but not a Dr. Jesse original. Outside of the obvious cardiovascular and mood-elevating benefits of exercise, the only way your joint cartilage and spinal disks stay healthy is by moving. Think arthritis and disc degeneration prevention. Movement of joints sloshes around the juice (synovial fluid) inside the joint and bathes the cartilage. Your spinal disks “drink” nutrition from the adjacent vertebrae when you move. 2) Use It or Lose It: It’s
Me: Volleyball without shoulder pain.
True story. I recently saw some research which stated girls volleyball had higher amounts of strains/sprains in shoulders than boys football, wrestling, basketball, and baseball as well as girls basketball and softball. It also stated that negative effects of shoulder injury can range from a significant reduction in playing time to lifelong shoulder instability or shoulder degeneration and arthritis over time. That was for TEENS. Imagine us in our 30s and 40s! Ugh. Here’s my