Friday, June 29, 2012

How to Prevent Injuries for Runners

We all hopefully like to keep in shape, or at least try to.  However, in our chase of perfect health a lot of times we injure ourselves further.  Runners and Joggers in particular are highly susceptible to leg injuries that take place over time that you can be unaware of until it is too late.  Here are a few simple warm up exercises that help prevent well know injuries that runners can become susceptible to.

Exercise 1: Heel Walking & Big toe Raisers
This exercise helps to prevent shin splints.  Shin splints are one of the more common types of injuries runners can have. They are acute pains in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, typically on hard surfaces.

Exercise 2: Calf Drops
This exercise helps to prevent Achilles tendinitis.  Achilles tendinitis is when the Achilles tendon becomes swollen, inflamed, and painful at the heel.

Exercise 3: Arch Raisers
This exercise helps to prevent plantar fasciitis.  Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot.

Exercise 4: Side Leg Raisers
This exercise helps to prevent IT Band Syndrome.  Iliotibial band syndrome is a common injury to the knee, generally associated with running.  It causes symptoms such as knee pain and tenderness when walking, running or using stairs.

Exercise 5: Half Squats on a Downward Slope
This exercise helps to prevent runner’s knee.  As the name states, runner’s knee is a very common ailment for runners and refers to the progressive erosion of the articular cartilage of the knee joint. 

With these five warm up exercises you can save yourself from potentially bad injuries and make sure your running helps to maintain a healthy and prolonged life.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Getting a Second Opinion

Going to see a doctor can be a very traumatic experience for many people, especially if it is followed by a negative diagnosis that requires some kind of surgery or treatment.  If you are anything like me you have always trusted your doctors and their opinions.  However, as I have learned not every doctor has all the answers and even though it does not always happen doctors can give the wrong diagnosis.  After all they are only human, just like the rest of us they can make mistakes.  In 1999 the Institute of Medicine conducted a survey that came up with results that between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die each year in hospitals from errors that could have been prevented.  The scary part is that does not include medical errors that kill patients once they leave the hospital. 
Not all diagnosis, however, require a second opinion.  Some diagnoses are conclusive. For example, a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test measures blood glucose in a person who has not eaten anything for at least 8 hours. This is the test they use detect diabetes and pre-diabetes in a person and does not require a second opinion because those tests are always conclusive. 
Where these conclusive diagnoses are few and far between what you really have to be mindful of are conclusions that are followed by an invasive surgery or some kind of aggressive treatment like chemotherapy.  Not only could these surgeries and treatments be dangerous themselves but they can cause complications on their own if not done properly.  
I find that peace of mind is reason enough for some people to get second opinions.  The surety of what you are diagnosed can always be in question, but sometimes getting that second opinion may help you accept your condition and move forward. 
The flip side of this debate is the fact that second opinions can be very costly.  Especially to those who do not have health insurance.  “The Commonwealth Fund Health Insurance Tracking Survey of U.S. Adults finds that one-quarter of adults ages 19 to 64 experienced a gap in their health insurance in 2011, with a majority remaining uninsured for one year or more.”  That is a lot of people without health insurance, and unfortunately a lot of people that do not have the luxury of getting second opinions.
Another reason not to get a second opinion might be that your doctor or specialist might be the best in their field, or what they tell you might make a lot of sense to you.  If you assumed you had specific allergies and you doctor confirms that, more than likely you would not seek a second opinion.  Maybe the treatment itself is minor and does not require a surgery.  If there would not be any side effects to the treatment would you consider the treatment more? Of course you would, but if it came down to cancer I bet you would most assuredly want a second opinion before you proceeded forward with any surgeries or chemo.
It is important to understand when you are in need of a second opinion.  Whether it be a minor or major diagnosis a second opinion could save your life, or be a total waste of time and money.  A second opinion will always be a personal preference.  As we get older and are faced with the eventual decline of health it is detrimental to understand these differences when making the choice of getting a second opinion.  After all when it comes to your own health what could be more important.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Referral System for Personal Injury Attorneys of 2012

Personal injury attorneys are always looking for new referrals. 
Often they expect them from chiropractors and other medical professionals

How about your own clients?
Here is the top referral system that will deliver you a significant surge of new referrals shortly. 
It's called "Board of Directors". 
Invite the clients, who have referred you the most, for a lunch meeting. 
First, you do it to acknowledge each of them what they've done for your business. 
Second, you want to pick up their brains. Interview them, make them feel important. 

Ask each person's opinion, ideas on how you can improve your business, get more clients, listen to concerns and feelings. Scheduled for an hour, those kind of meetings usually last for few hours. People who are invited - who personally achieved great outcomes through your legal work and had each referred multiple cases - love this! 

What happens next will blow your mind. Here's the actual case study.

"In the month or so after the event, Larry’s firm received an amazing surge in referrals from these folks. We thought they were tapped out. Theythought they were tapped out. But each Ambassador found a “fifth gear”  that nobody had any idea existed. Clients who had done “all the referring they could possibly do and much more than anyone could dare to expect” delivered a significant surge of new referrals shortly after being nurtured in that particular way". (Larry Levin’s firm, Shor & Levin  in Philadelphia.

So, the hidden principle of referrals is that a person’s ability to refer is directly proportionate to A) the quality of the relationship,  B) the quality of the rapport, and, the kicker: C) the current intensity and the depth of the feeling of bonding.

The material is a courtesy of Advanced Marketing Systems, LLC. 
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