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.”

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 […]

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 […]

Behind Closed Doors: Invisible Wounds of War

As we celebrate Memorial Day this Monday I couldn’t think of a more fitting blog post than one that honors the men and women that serve and have served our country. I’ve always had an appreciation for our troops and the sacrifices that these soldiers and their families make; the safety they provide to citizens […]

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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