Archive for September 2012

Flexibility Significantly Impacts your Golf Game

To hit longer and more powerful golf shots you must be willing to improve your posture and flexibilty

Myth:  Golf is a game of technical skill rather than an athletic event.
Truth:
  Golfers achieve about 90% of their muscular activity when driving a golf ball. This is the same intensity as picking up a weight that can only be lifted four times before becoming tired.

Myth:  Pain related to golfing is due solely to a poor swing.
Truth:
  Approximately 30% of professional golfers play injured each week.

The Problem:  Common everyday activities like working on computers or commuting long distances tend to contribute to a lack of flexibility that many golfers experience. Read More→

Cold and Heat Instructions to Relieve Pain or Speed Injury Recovery

Use these instructions for applying cold and heat to relieve pain and speed recovery from injury.

COLD
Use cold packs 15-20 minutes to affected area at least 3 times per day.

  • Always use cold at the first onset of pain, stiffness, soreness and after an injury for the first 72 hours unless directed otherwise by Dr. Aiello.  Do not use heat during this time.
  • Cold packs can be made by putting crushed ice in a plastic bag. Wrap a damp cloth or towel around the bag and place on your skin.  (do not put ice directly on skin.)
  • Normally when using cold packs you will go through stages of sensation from cold to burning to aching, then numbness. Read More→