Ottawa Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Ottawa ladies, this article’s for you (and those who love you!). Men and women have different issues to contend with when it comes to their bodies. Naturally! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows these differences when it has to do with treating the spines and their various injured states of our Ottawa chiropractic male and female patients. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider grasps the differences but highlights in this article an interesting discovery about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues including Ottawa back pain.


The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider admires the connections researchers make! Researchers have described how grip strength is an indicator of an assortment of health issues. One is anemia. Anemia affects 13.9% of elderly people. Hand-grip strength and anemia in women is inversely associated. Low hand-grip strength indicates anemia. (1) Another matter is that women with low hand-grip strength experienced poor quality of life as far as mobility, usual activities and pain/discomfort aspects(2) A third hand-grip strength link to health is its capacity to monitor cognitive decline in adults over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength decreases; cognition decreases(3) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider notices these tests interesting for Ottawa chiropractic patients and is really drawn to what hand-grip strength reveals about Ottawa back pain!


Another connection is formulated among back pain, hand-grip strength and a woman’s physical activity level in an over-50-year-old woman. Researchers tested the hand-grip strength of women. Each hand was tested with a dynamometer tool. Low hand-grip strength was defined as low grip strength of the woman’s dominant hand. A highly physical woman was described as one who performed muscle-strengthening exercise at least 3 days a week. Women who tested with low hand-grip strength and a low physical active level were more probable to have low back pain. (4) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider does many tests during the Ottawa chiropractic examination; now you know why! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider doesn’t want to miss a thing!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Wanda Lopez on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about a woman with back pain she helped with back pain relief and improved quality of life so she could return to walking in the park. What a joy!

Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment (or schedule one for the favorite lady in your life!) now to get some Ottawa chiropractic information about maintaining and even improving your hand-grip strength with exercise and Ottawa chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well increase! 
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider measures the Ottawa handgrip strength of female patients as a marker of back pain and much more! 
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