Injury Whack-A-Mole

Injury Whack-A-Mole

I am going to bust two myths today: 1) that teachers never get injured and 2) that there is a magical place where everything is perfect and there is no work to be done. Neither one of those is true. I’ve been dealing with pain for a few months now. Like many people, I...
What Does Icing Really Do?

What Does Icing Really Do?

If you’re not following AE Wellness on Facebook, you may have missed my newest weekly segment, Anatomy with Alex. Each week, I spend anywhere 20-30 minutes talking about a seemingly complicated body concept to help make it relevant and practical for you. Whether it’s...

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

aka What is TMJ? Maybe your jaw has been clicking for some time. Or you’ve had jaw tenderness and neck pain for just a few weeks. When you consider that we move our jaw upwards of 20,000 times a day while eating, chewing and talking, it can be scary when it becomes...
The Problem with Scar Tissue

The Problem with Scar Tissue

The problem with scar tissue is that it’s not regular tissue at all. Scar tissue is your body’s protective response to an injury. Following the injury, whether it’s a sprain, strain, or external cut/abrasion, there is a period of inflammation that aids the healing...

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