American population is aging; by 2050, the population of adults 65 and older will be 89 million, more than double the number counted during the 2010 census, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013). We know that as one ages there are a host of physical problems that must be addressed, many will experience and must cope with discomforts and painful restrictive losses of flexibility and range of motion, leading to serious reduction in quality of life. Therefore, the point of this discussion is whether the psychological interpretation of one’s frame of reference for pain can accurately serve as a guide to how the damaged portions of a muscle tendon connection as a strain or a ligament as a sprain can set up a chain of reactions that can serve as a guide for treating such problems. If so, how can a standardized procedure be established for an optimal course of treatment?
Early civilization has recognized that people are different not just physically, but also in important psychological ways. For this reason, it is important to explore how individuals effectively address these concerns through self-care while not imposing undue burden on everyday life. One such approach to understand these differences is to consider people as “type” viewing people’s dispositions in terms of their enduring motive. Addressing how aging individuals can learn how to cope with painful and restrictive losses of flexibility and range of motion, we can begin by understanding the characteristic make-up of aging individuals. For this purpose, “Types” will refer to the shared physical, psychological and social characteristics classification as aging. Thereby, distinguishing them as a smaller grouping of behavioral tendencies. Theses tendencies are related to how each person perceives themselves, the attitude they have formed about their intentions towards health, fitness and therapy. Developing a system approach related to types will aid in matching critical needs with the underlying motive of each type. As it happens, a system that provides classification would give a fast, virtually fool-proof method of improving the work effort of all types.
The purpose of my investigation and future work as a health psychologist is straightforward: evaluate our current understanding of how Types responds to three factors, risk, vitality and distress and how these responses indicate the optimal treatments for different skeletomuscular systems. The work related to health can be broken down into categories with respect to developing consciousness for a system approach. Consequently, with a working knowledge of types, and the related work an effective course of action can be implement. Suggesting a framework can be designed to restore healthy system dynamics to optimize functional improvements in aging adults. A higher and an effective level of movement is the mission that improves the way individuals believe, think and feel about themselves and in the process, improve their self-confidence and self-esteem related to aging.
Myofascial Release Therapy or HotSpot Therapy treatment uses hands-on techniques to gently apply pressure to the muscle tissue. HotSpot Therapy treatment are used to relieve chronic pain that is caused by tension or restriction in the tissue. HotSpot Therapy treatments are used to address, headaches, shoulder pain, lower and upper back pain, wrist pain, leg pain, and can help bring relief to arthritis, carpal tunnel symptoms, fibromyalgia, and more.
By William Kennamore|February 8th, 2018