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Injury Rehabilitation With a Personal Trainer

Have you recently injured yourself or had a surgery? Can you feel the muscles in your body losing strength? Are you afraid to try to strengthen those muscles yourself for fear of re-injury? Physical Therapy can only take you so far, and then what? It is up to you to figure out what to do? Let a Personal Trainer help guide you through a safe and effective post-rehab exercise program that is specific to your injury or surgery.

Unfortunately there are no warranties or guarantees for our body parts, and ultimately they will wear out. Maybe you have had a knee replacement or a hip replacement. Maybe you have had a rotator cuff surgery. Whatever your surgery or injury, a personal trainer who specializes in your specific limitations could help. Whether you blew your knee out skiing moguls or simply crashed on your bike and broke a wrist, there is a trainer that can help you.

When you have an injury, it isn’t just the muscles surrounding the injury site that become weak. It can be your entire leg or arm. Maybe you need to be in wheelchair, in which case your entire body will be feeling the effects. If you were ordered to be on crutches or use a cane, one side of your body will always be compensating for the rest of your life unless you strengthen properly and equally. Finding a trainer who can rehabilitate your entire body while paying specific attention to your needs is the best way to recovery fully from any physical injury in any case.

It is important to find a personal trainer who specializes in hip replacements, knee replacements, bone injuries, shoulder injuries, foot injuries, or whatever injury or surgery you may have had. There are many exercises that she be avoided as well as performed for each individual case.

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation is an enormous field. This article focuses on information about forms of rehabilitation that may not immediately come to the attention of people, whether carers or sufferers themselves, who are searching for help.

In particular we will look at rehabilitation for hearing disorders, emotional and cognitive difficulties, and physical effects such as sleep disorders and agitation. These are some of the most common effects associated with traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

Hearing

The brain’s ability to filter out sounds is a specific sophisticated system that can be destroyed or damaged by trauma and other factors, causing hyperacusis (abnormally acute hearing). Tinnitus is also common with TBI, though the sounds heard vary.

The use of ‘non-linear ear plugs’ can allow one to hear someone talking yet muffle the rest of a room. These plugs stop what is often described by people with brain injury as ‘sound hurting’.

The use of ‘noise generators’, when used over time, may help kick start auditory filters and reduce tinnitus.

A ‘FM stereophonic radio aid’ is a device that some people with brain injury use at important appointments as well as for watching television. This equipment can make an enormous difference in the accuracy of picking up information.

Cognitive difficulties

Quantitative EEG (QEEG) is an analytical method that provides evidence about the brain’s micro-structure and function.

The rehabilitation linked to QEEG is neurofeedback, which is described as a way of measuring and recording electrical signals from the scalp, and using the frequencies of those signals to guide the speed of a feedback signal back to the brain that is provided by a set of tiny ‘transducers’. The feedback makes it easier for the brain to function well, improving mood and cognitive functioning, and decreasing fatigue.

Clients with mood disorders, impaired memory and concentration and a good pre-injury level of functioning can respond well to this treatment.

Mood

Psychiatrists are the ‘experts’ in altering behavior or emotion with the use of medications that affect neurotransmitters. It can appear to be semantics to say that someone has a mood disorder caused by trauma that displays the same symptoms as depression, but it is an important difference for many people with traumatic brain injury. This kind of understanding can make it easier for people to be persuaded to take the medication that they need.

Sleep

Sleep disorders can be associated with brain injury and explain some of the fatigue associated with the condition.

TBI can mean that REM and deep sleep is disturbed and the person be aroused hundreds of times a night. This results in the sufferer being constantly tired or irritable during the following day. Medication can help, and for instance gabapentin can make a difference to some people. It is important to realise that trauma induced sleep problems are unlikely to be helped by a behavioral approach, which is sometimes offered by psychologists.

Agitation

Agitation in TBI is common, but it can be caused by drugs rather than by the trauma.

For instance, agitation may result from or be increased by the use of some prescription medications, for example Arapax or Ciprimil. Finding the best medication takes time and it is essential that prescribing is done by a specialist with experience in traumatic brain injury.

Some of the Benefits of Using Home Cold Sore Remedies

Many home cold sore remedies help to strengthen the immune system, making the body strong enough to fight the virus or keep it dormant. Vitamins, herbs and trace elements help prevent outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus and reduce their duration. Other home remedies ease the pain and irritation cold sores cause. Prescription or over the counter medication for cold sores relieve the symptoms or may shorten the duration and intensity of an outbreak.

One of the benefits to home remedies is that they are often available at the first sign of a cold sore attack. Milk, ice and cooled, wet tea bags placed on the fever blisters can help with any pain. Ice is said to reduce the duration of a herpes simplex attack if applied at the first warning signs, known as the prodrome period, when tingling or burning can be felt in the site where the blisters will emerge.

Strengthening your immune system with vitamins C, B and zinc can hold off the herpes simplex virus. A strong immune system will also prevent other viruses and bacteria. Eating foods rich in these vitamins or taking supplements are a home remedy which can improve your general health as well as preventing the disease outbreaks.

Stress is a known trigger for the disease. Yoga, meditation and other stress management techniques can help combat stress. An added benefit is that your general well being will also improve.

Natural remedies for cold sores, like the complex amino acid lysine, Echinacea and St John’s Wort can promote the antibodies needed to fight viruses such as herpes simplex. Lysine is found in foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fish and red meat. Echinacea and St John’s Wort can be taken as a supplement. These supports to the immune system can improve your overall health as well as hold off the disease attacks.

Over the counter medications for it are generally topical creams. These are applied a few times a day once the tingling or burning which marks the onset of an attack is sensed. They can reduce the length of the outbreak, healing time and pain.

Prescription medications for the disease can reduce the duration, severity and healing time for an outbreak. When taken as a daily dose they may also prevent cold sore outbreaks. Prescribed medicine it should be taken under guidance from a general practitioner.

Home cold sore remedies are generally preventative in nature, attempting to boost the immune system to keep the virus in its dormant state. An added bonus is that they are easily available and will improve your general health. Medication and medicines for treating the disease are used once they have erupted or as a preventative.