OSSPT Insights

Mental Health and Pain

Mental Health and Pain: What is Mental Health? Mental health is the ability to handle stressors, relate to others and make choices in healthy ways. It is multifaceted which includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health can be affected by intrinsic or extrinsic factors and can change throughout the lifetime. It can greatly affect

Shin Splints: If the shoe fits…

Footwear Considerations Proper footwear can decrease the risk for shin splints. Wear the right footwear for the right activity and replace shoes/boots often. If the shoes are showing wear on the outside, it is a good indicator that the insoles are not supportive anymore. More Ideas to Prevent Shin Splints: Strengthening Ideas: Heel Walking/Toe Raises

Shin Splints: Gait Ch-Ch-Changes!

Shin Splints: Gait Deviations What are Shin Splints? Pain or tenderness along the shinbone which often occurs after increasing physical activity rapidly or with jobs that require a lot of walking or standing for long periods of time. Generally, comes on slowly over time but if not treated properly can progress to a stress fracture.

Text Neck: Getting strong necks now!

Text Neck: Ergonomics Considerations What is text neck?This informal term has been coined to explain the changes seen in the neck with prolonged forward head posture from using a smart phone or other electronic device. As seen in the visual, with increased forward bend of the neck, the weight of the head increases on the

Text Neck: Don’t turn into a crane!

Text Neck: Ergonomics Considerations What is text neck?This informal term has been coined to explain the changes seen in the neck with prolonged forward head posture from using a smart phone or other electronic device. As seen in the visual, with increased forward bend of the neck, the weight of the head increases on the