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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Self Enrichment


Maintaining balance in life.  Everyone wants that.  But how?   All too often when the responsibilities of life becomes so demanding we can’t find the time to get everything done.  So we cut corners, and frequently in the wrong places.  Most of us would like to exercise more but exercise is frequently one of the first things skipped.  That is a mistake.  Even if it is only for an hour, 3-4 times per week, exercise improves mental outlook, strength, endurance, and overall health.  Exercise should be the last thing that is cut.  In fact it should never be cut.  If you think of exercise like a religion, something that is part of you, then it will always be one of your first priorities.   You would not stop brushing your teeth because the day was too short, or stop personal hygiene because you had to work; exercise should be no different.  It is the blood pressure pill of hypertension, insulin of diabetes, and sustenance food of our musculoskeletal system.   Those who have chronic pain know what it is like when the musculoskeletal system goes awry but even then exercise has to remain a priority.  Each of us has to find a way to adapt in order to maintain a system of personal protection.  Make exercise something that never gets cut and your body will thank you for it.

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“I’d Be In A Box”

When asked “How much worse would your condition have been if you had not received treatment here?” we frequently were told “I’d be in a box”.   Pretty powerful stuff.   Sometimes we forget where we have come from and measure success based upon where we are at, or where we think we should be.   Likely most of us would be more grateful if we would measure it based upon where we have come from or where we might have been if not for the help we have received along the way.  Good and bad always go together and for those with complex, chronic pain such as RSD, CRPS, or Fibromyalgia there will always be good and bad days.   Try measuring success by how much better off you are as a result of the care you have received or the ownership you have taken in getting well.   You might be surprised by how far you have come.   At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA just hearing  how much we have made a difference  to others has made us more appreciative of the work we do and what it can mean for those that we treat.

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Breathing: Its Personal

All of us breath, right?  Well not exactly.   Most of us actually don’t breath when we need to the most.   If we get tense, in a pickle, or just move we frequently hold our breath.   Pay attention the next time you sit down or upon standing from sitting.   Did you hold your breath?  When we stop breathing the body automatically shunts blood to the brain.   That means there is less oxygen available to the rest of your body.   Anything oxygen deprived gets tense and does not preform as well as it might have if oxygen was available.   Fortunately the solution is simple.   Breath. In through the nose and out through the mouth.  Breath in with the focus of getting oxygen into the brain and reduce tension and breath out through the mouth in an effort to start your body moving.   By increasing awareness of how often and under what circumstances you stop breathing you can help yourself enjoy life today.  Learn more about breathing and other self help techniques by using the Education tab on piedmontpmr.com.

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