A Team Approach

Dr. James H. Gruft discusses the team approach, and how working together helps to ensure a better outcome.

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Comprehensive Pain Management

The most important issue in pain management is a focus on managing chronic pain symptoms as opposed to forcing a “quick fix” or masking symptoms without addressing their root and meaning.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) programs provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.

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Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. Gruft and the From Pain to Wellness staff, learn about our services, and get the help you need.

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Treating Sleep Dysfunction

According to a recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology, approximately 3 out of 5 aging adults experience some form of sleep dysfunction. We can help you!

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Nutrition Is Medicine

High-quality dietary nutrients can alter the way our genes do their job while insufficient nutrient-intake due to a poor diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases.

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Types of Chronic Pain

Types of Chronic Pain

Pain that has continued for more than six months is generally classified as chronic pain.

There are various types of chronic pain – each is unique, and each must be addressed uniquely through treatment.

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Ready to Begin Exercising?

Stretching, and strengthening are the primary steps in beginning an exercise program, no matter the activity level, to help manage pain.

Stretching

Stretching is step one for exercise. It is the full range motion of our tendons, muscles and joints. If we don’t have full range of motion, rigorous exercising may cause injury. When tightness occurs in the muscles or soft tissue, one of the best techniques is Hatha yoga.

Hatha yoga has been utilized in the East to bestow health to its practitioners. At the core of Hatha yoga is a system of stretches designed to give full flexibility to practically every major muscle group. Each pose in Hatha yoga should be held for about twenty seconds, those unaccustomed to exercise may start with five-ten seconds.

Strengthening

In  exercise physiology, it is a known fact that if you want to strengthen a muscle, you must work it beyond the level to which it is accustomed. If you always apply the same amount of stress to a muscle, then we will not have any strength building. If we reduce the daily physical stresses on certain muscles or muscle groups and maintain lower physical demands, that muscle or muscle group will get weaker in a shockingly short amount of time. Also if we reduce our activity to avoid pain, our muscles will get weaker and tighter, and it will take less physical activity to trigger our pain.

When someone is recovering from a serious illness, the body can quickly become weakened and the person may be unable to do things without assistance. They may then need inpatient rehabilitation to  regain the ability to live independently.

 

 

 

Author’s note: The advice/recommendations contained herein are an adjunct to, not a substitute for, regular medical therapy. If you have health problems please consult your physician for treatment of your condition(s). The recommendations contained in these blogs are based on the latest scientific information. Science is always evolving, however, and further understanding of medical nutritional therapy may lead to changes in the recommendations we make.