Joan Rigg PT OCS


Get Chores Done Without Making Your Pain Worse

It’s a sad fact: You have back pain and you also have housework to do, children to take care of, and errands to run. When you can’t find someone else to do a chore for you, keep in mind these important rules: Bend forward carefully. When you must bend forward to empty the dishwasher, pick up clothes, make the bed, or do…

Log roll method

If you’ve had surgery on your back or belly, an injury to your trunk, or pain in your back, then you know that bending and twisting can cause more pain or injury. Follow these steps to get in and out of bed without bending or twisting. Before you lie down, stand with the back of your legs touching the bed. Reach your…

Hydrotherapy

What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat a disease or to maintain health. The theory behind it is that water has many properties that give it the ability to heal: Water can store and carry heat and energy. Water can dissolve other substances, such as minerals and salts. Water cannot hurt you, even…