2 Rehab Keys. Capacity & Skill.

Capacity and skill are crucial components when rehabbing any injury. Capacity entails flexibility, endurance and strength. Ensuring proper capacity with any activity and proper skill can make all the difference. We discuss more in a recent blog called “One common myth that will keep you in pain.”

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 […]

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, […]

Knee Deep in Osteoarthritis

There it is.  The dreaded word that every person over the age of 40 hates to hear: arthritis.  Part of me feels bad for the condition.  He(or she) spends most of his(or her) existence becoming the focal point for every ailment suffered.  Back ache?  Arthritis.  Hands hurt?  Arthritis.  And the most common:   Knee pain?  […]

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