2 Road Blocks When Dealing With Pain: Beliefs And Behaviors

A common question I get anytime we have some success with a patient is, “will the pain come back?” The answer is… maybe. Inadequate sleep, your hobbies (running, lifting weights), your diet, your job, certain postures, your weight can all cause your symptoms to return. The list goes on and on. Identifying what things contribute […]

Dry Needling For Adhesive Capsulitis (FROZEN SHOULDER)

Check out the results following a dry needling session. The wonderful woman in this video had adhesive capsulitis for more than 8 months. She was going through weekly sessions where therapists aggressively stretched her arm to help improve her range of motion. Dy needling is not the ONLY ANSWER, but it can definitely help speed […]

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 Plantar Fasciitis? Think Again.

I see it all too often. The world’s smallest violin begins to play in the background as you tell your physical therapist about your plantar fasciitis. Fascia what??? Fasciitis [iitis (suffix)- forming names of inflammatory diseases]. Plantar fasciitis has always been somewhat of a catchall term for heel pain. Does this really matter to you? […]

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, […]

3 Ways that Trigger Points Effect Shoulder Impingement

Today we are going to consider how trigger points can contribute to shoulder impingement and pain. Before we go too deep into this, keep in mind that impingement in the shoulder is normal. Shoulder impingement is a quick and dirty diagnosis tossed around by medical providers when they aren’t quite sure what the heck is […]

The CORE is sexy…but are we missing something?

It doesn’t matter who you are; if you are an Olympic weight lifter, golfer, construction worker, or stay at home parent, you can benefit from exercises that improve mobility and endurance around your spine. The core gets a lot of love in the media. Why? Because it is freakin’ sexy that’s why! While six-pack abs […]

Total Hip Replacement: 2 Critical Considerations for Fitness Professionals and Golf Coaches

To date, approximately 2 million hip replacements and 4 million knee replacements have been performed! With reductions in health care reimbursement, physical therapists have found that they are either receiving less reimbursement for the same number of visits or fewer visits allotted per patient. As these patients move along the healthcare ladder, it is a cool […]

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