I’m In Pain: See Physical Therapy OR An Orthopedic Surgeon First?

Assuming this wasn’t a traumatic injury that warrants immediate medical attention I usually advise… PHYSICAL THERAPY. Yes, yes, I am physical therapist. Hear me out. Here is why… 1. Ortho physicians usually wants to see that you tried a course of PT before considering medications, injections or surgery. 2. Insurance companies usually won’t allow MRI […]

Top 3 Self Soft Tissue Treatments For Epicondylitis

  We are continuing to discuss treatment strategies for common diagnoses that leave us scratching our head. In this post, we are going to give you some tools to treat that irritating elbow pain. In the process, we want to make you confident in being YOUR OWN “First Line of Defense” when dealing with aches […]

Are You Sure It’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Think Again.

The last few days have been a lot of fun. My wife, Jeanna, and I got to visit with her family for Father’s Day. To their surprise they were somewhat unexpectedly tricked into helping us move out of our apartment! We also made some time for ice cream and hanging out by the harbor in […]

STILL UNSURE ABOUT DRY NEEDLING? IT COULD FIX YOUR…

dry needling, trigger points

Enough is enough. You have had a nagging injury for as long as you can remember. But why? Most of the stories I hear sound something like this:   “My orthopedic doctor said my rotator cuff has a tear.”   “The knee is arthritic, not much they can do about it.”   “I have fibromyalgia, […]

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