317 St. Francis Dr. Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601


317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-235-1834, Fax: 1-864-235-2486

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Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

Learning about these lifestyle categories can help you get to the bottom of your problem and get your life back.

Sports Medicine

Sporting events and athletic activity are among the most common reasons that people need to see a doctor. Whether it’s an adult staying active or a child playing sports, injuries often occur when people engage in competitive activities. While many advances have been made in the treatment of sports injuries, still the best way to deal with them is using preventive measures. Stretching, conditioning, warming up, cooling down, and wearing all necessary protective padding are essential to preventing sports injuries from occurring. Additionally, using proper technique, getting adequate rest between active periods, and playing on a well-maintained field can all assist in injury prevention.

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Learning about these lifestyle categories can help you get to the bottom of your problem and get your life back.

Balance

Balance is a simple word but it can have multiple applications when it comes to health. Of course there is physical balance.  No one wants to fall, at least not until they have been trained, and then falling can become fun.   Maintaining one’s physical balance brings to mind your feet, legs, torso, square, head position, and posture.   Other parameters such as proprioceptive skills (knowledge of where your body is in space) and the vestibular system (the gyroscope inside your inner ear) are also necessary for physical balance.  We often don’t think about it much but peripheral vision (which speaks to how wide your field of view is) and muscle tone (which ranges from “loose as a goose” to spasticity after a stroke or rigidity from parkinson’s disease) also can have big impacts on balance.   Then of course there is your spiritual and psychological balance.  If either of these two are not developed than it does not matter how adept your physical balance is, you will be in trouble.  Likewise if your physical balance is impaired for any reason it is surprising how well one can do if there is spiritual and psychological balance.  At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we employ a holistic approach to health care.  We believe that enhancing balance in physical, spiritual, and psychological aspects of life can help reduce tension, enhance relaxation, and lead to the discovery of inner freedom.  If you want to learn more log onto piedmontpmr.com.

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Learning about these lifestyle categories can help you get to the bottom of your problem and get your life back.

Systema Health For Parkinson’s Disease

Recently there has been alot of excitement regarding the use of three dimensional exercise to help retard or alleviate the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.   And there should be.   While the newest addition to the arsenal is Rock Steady Boxing, at Piedmontpmr.com we have promoted other exercise programs including Systema Health  and Brain Highways for sometime now.   In each instance exercises intended to challenge you three dimensionally are employed.   In Rock Steady Boxing there is more emphasis on balance and punching, with Brain Highways the focus is on enabling full development through childhood brain stem reflexes so as to free the cortex (your brain) from having to struggle to do something it was never intended to do, and in Systema, a Russian Martial Art, the focus is on personal protection, reducing tension, and helping you to discover freedom.    Irrespective of which avenue you take any three dimensional exercise program that trains your mind to let the body do its work, and at the same time trains the body to be more comfortable with the work it does, is bound to bring great results.  Learn more about Systema Health and Brain Highways at piedmontpmr.com.

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