Written by Dr. Keren Day On
Reflecting back on recent holidays and those close to follow. I had been tackling significant shifts in family traditions.
I come from a patriarchal background with dominant father figures leading our family rituals and traditions.
Many Healthcare providers as well as patients tend to view physical injuries as the result of the symptoms they can see or feel. Understandably they want to treat the pain. Too often they do not understand the consequences of our bodies being a functional unit. An injury to a specific area of the body can and often will create changes that alters the biomechanics of the body, the way the body moves itself.
When we’re sick or injured, we all know that getting plenty of rest is important. This is because during sleep your muscles and soft tissues heal and scar tissue develops. Scar tissue is the dense fiber that the body creates to repair injuries, whether it’s a sudden injury or a chronic injury that develops over time.
Over the past few years there has been an increase in technological gadgets that have broadened the communication realm. These consistent new developments have, created the option for anyone to work from anywhere at anytime. With these advancements there has also, “coincidentally”, come an increase in repetitive stress injuries sustained in the neck and upper extremities as seen in my practice.
Are we intelligent enough to handle our Smartphones? Keeping up with all the latest technology may have a downside. Besides for missing out on what is actually happening around us in real time, how does the repetitive use of these devices affect our bodies?
Sometimes our days get so crazy we forget to take a minute to breathe! But we must–it’s the only way to decompress before getting too carried away. Fortunately, there are many ways both physically and spiritually that we can do this.