When was the last time you jumped out of bed, refreshed and ready to tackle your workday?
The average person spends 90,000 hours – or 1/3 of their lifetime – at work. And in the US, work-related stress is estimated to be the fifth largest cause of death!
Although it’s not a magic wand to fix all work-related problems, regular massage therapy can improve your mood and performance at your job in several ways. We know, getting a massage feels indulgent. For years, society has portrayed massages as a spa luxury, not a tool for whole-body health. However, studies are finding that regular massage therapy can provide several physical, mental, and spiritual benefits to make you happier and healthier. If you’re stuck in a rut at your job, read on to discover how massage can improve your performance at your 9-5. (more…)
For those who are die-hard Major League Baseball fans, you’ll know how Oscar Mercado’s been lighting up the sports newswires and front pages for the last several months. The center fielder and shortstop, now playing for the Cleveland Indians, who chose to play in the minors over a scholarship from Florida State, recently got more credence for overhauling his swing.
With his roots in Tampa, Mercado’s been returning to his hometown, training with the sports medicine experts at B3 Medical at Saddlebrook Sports Performance clinic. We sat down with Dr. Tim Bain, founder of B3 Medical, to learn more about how their specialized programs are a choice training program for seasoned, elite athletes. (more…)
In today’s world, people spend more time than ever staring at screens. Whether you’re using your computer, tablet, or phone for work or pleasure, bending your neck to look at the screen can contribute to a condition called tech neck. While it may begin subtly as minor stiffness in your neck, this condition can lead to chronic pain or disability if left unattended. (more…)
When the buzz of stem cells first hit the news, stories started pouring out about the diverse health benefits and future applications that this medical development could offer. From curing rare diseases, treating Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Parkinson’s, to even turning back the hands of time with cosmetic procedures – stem cells were touted as the future of medicine, the key to eradicating disease, and the gateway to eternal youth. (more…)
Did you know that every year, half of all adults over the age of 18 develop a musculoskeletal injury? For most people, physical therapy is a go-to modality for pain relief and recovery, because it works to help a patient regain movement and strength following an injury. Unfortunately, reaching your physical goals isn’t as easy as just showing up to the office—to work on improving your body, you have to put in the effort to do just that. (more…)
While it’s usually not physically demanding, working in an office can wreak havoc on your body. Sitting at a desk for long hours increases your risk of back pain, one of the most common conditions affecting office workers. Besides causing discomfort and impeding your ability to perform everyday activities, back pain can also develop into chronic pain or permanent disability. Follow these ergonomic-safe tips to alleviate back pain at the office and live a more comfortable and productive life. (more…)