Archive for September, 2011

Trigger Finger from Nodules

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Q.My ring finger is kind of frozen or clicks when I move it. I went to the doctor about this, and he said there is a nodule in the hand that is out of place and that I needed to get a cortisone shot, or I can get surgery. (more…)

Flexible Scoring Post 3

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

You should develop a routine that includes about six to eight stretches for your upper body, torso, and lower body. Also, you should warm up for at least five minutes with a light activity, such as walking. Remember, a warm muscle is easier to stretch than a cold muscle. (more…)

Water Therapy for the Bereaved

Monday, September 19th, 2011

It is often said the crises in our lives are the most formative and even transformative. The death of my father at the early age of 57, when I was 30, was such a turning point. It sent me on a healing journey that continues to this day — I call it the pilgrimage of a wounded healer. This is how water therapy helped me.

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Flexible Scoring Post 2

Friday, September 16th, 2011

So how do you increase flexibility? Stretching is one of the best ways to improve flexibility. Many PGA Tour players stretch on an almost daily basis. These exercises promote elasticity to various muscle groups with almost immediate results. Most golfers will often notice increased flexibility after only one or two sessions. (more…)

Flexible Scoring Post 1

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

There is no doubt that strength and cardiovascular training are beneficial in many ways to the average duffer. They play a major role in helping the average Joe to lose weight, build muscle and get fit.

However, there is another element that is often overlooked since it’s far less glamorous and its benefits aren’t as easily seen – flexibility. For golfers, flexibility is the key to success. After all, we all agree that staying limber can offset age-related stiffness, improve athletic performance and optimize functional movement in daily life. (more…)

PRK and LASIK Surgeries Post 2

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Costs
Of course, the cost of this procedure varies from region to region and from doctor to doctor. In determining a fee for this procedure, clinics take into account administrative costs, maintenance costs, pre- and postoperative time spent with the patient, as well as postoperative medications. The average cost is estimated to be anywhere from $1,200 to $2,500 per eye. The cost of this procedure, however, is dropping. The cost for the LASIK procedure tends to be a bit more because more equipment is used. (more…)