Monday, April 27, 2020

What Makes Muscles Grow? - Jeffrey Siegel

We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix of sleep, nutrition and exercise keep your muscles as big and strong as possible.

Lesson by Jeffrey Siegel, animation by Brett Underhill.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Tips and Tricks for Testing Your Posture

Everyday activities like typing and eating can lead to bad posture, which can cause of neck and back pain. Baylor College of Medicine physical therapist Melanie McNeal demonstrates two simple tests to determine if your posture needs work, along with exercises to improve bad posture.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy provides assistance and resistance to motion, building both strength and confidence to patients.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Easy At-Work Stretches for Neck Pain and Back Pain

Is sitting at a computer all day taking a toll on your back and neck? Douglas Chang, MD, PhD recommends you take a break from the keyboard once or twice an hour and shows some simple stretches you can do at home or at the office to relieve and prevent those knots and kinks.

Monday, April 6, 2020

How Functional Ultrasound Works

Functional ultrasound shows color image maps that can indicate the softness or hardness of specific tissues, movement and velocity of tissue or blood, and other physical characteristics. Learn about how doctors use functional ultrasound in NIBIB's new 60 Seconds of Science video.

Friday, April 3, 2020

How Aqua Therapy Works

Aqua therapy is a great tool to get people with a variety of health challenges moving. So Jane Monzures is headed to the pool to give it a try first hand and learn how it works!