Pain Management Articles

The Glutes of the Upper Extremity: Reframing the way we train

2023-12-20T06:52:42-05:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles, Scoliosis Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good friend once told me that your backside is the most important thing to train because it is the last thing someone sees when you leave the room. While that may or may not be true, I am referring to a different pair of glutes…. The glutes of the upper extremity, our Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) If we started viewing and training this muscle like we do the glutes of the lower extremity, we would all be better off. Not [...]

There Is No Simple Ankle Sprain

2023-10-02T11:39:56-04:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever twisted or “rolled” your ankle? If so, then you likely experienced an ankle sprain. It is one of the most common soft tissue injuries in sports, with some studies reporting 23,000 ankle sprains per day in the United States.  80% of ankle sprains, for both athletes and “weekend warriors”, involve the lateral ankle ligaments. So what happens when you twist your ankle? The lateral ligaments (anterior talofibular, posterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments) of the ankle joint are [...]

Cervical Dystonia and Neubie®Direct Current Treatment

2023-09-23T04:51:06-04:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Pain Management Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Cervical Dystonia? Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmic torticollis, is considered to be a motor system disorder in which the neuro-functional connections in the brain are affected. This can cause involuntary, often painful muscle contractions and decreased motor control of the cervical spine musculature. Multiple systematic reviews have shown that physical therapy in conjunction with medical intervention including botox injections can have positive impacts on patients with cervical dystonia.  Physical therapy offers a wide variety of treatments for [...]

Modern Approach for Overcoming Chronic Pain: Cognitive Functional Therapy

2023-12-21T14:43:28-05:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, low back pain, or chronic neck pain that hasn’t improved fully with traditional orthopedic or physical therapy treatment? Is your ability to perform fitness activities, sports activities, or normal daily work activities limited by this pain? Are you ready to explore the modern approaches to dealing with persistent/debilitating pain? Are you a person that has an identified tear, bulge, or degeneration? Have you been told they aren’t a candidate for [...]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

2023-09-25T11:35:13-04:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles, Male Pelvic Health Articles, Women Pelvis Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether it’s pelvic pain, discomfort with sex, incontinence, difficulty having a bowel movement, or feelings of fullness or heaviness in your lower abdomen or pelvic region. The signs and symptoms of an pelvic organ prolapse can be extremely overwhelming. Let’s start with the most important question…what exactly is a prolapse? A pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when your pelvic organs move from their original position. It can be due to a multitude of factors including but not limited to:  Weakness [...]

Knee Pain No More

2023-09-25T12:46:21-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is knee pain ruining your swagger?  Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, chondromalacia, or a meniscus tear?  Are you concerned that you’ll need surgery or that you won’t be able to enjoy your favorite activities?  Well, you can jump to the conclusion that there is hope to overcome the difficulty with the right therapeutic approach and knowledge. What about the “damage” that has been seen on x-ray or MRI? Normative studies show about 65% of asymptomatic people above the age [...]

A Cure For Foot and Ankle Pain

2020-10-14T20:39:17-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Redcord/Neurac and Functional Synergistic Muscle Patterning To Cure Foot and Ankle Pain Are you struggling with foot or ankle pain and unsure of what is causing it or how to remedy it?  Have previous treatments failed to help your foot and ankle pain?  Does your pain cause intolerance to walking or limit your sport or recreational activities?  Well, we may have the answer for you! Redcord and The Neurac Method combined with an approach called Functional Synergistic Muscle Patterning may [...]

Scar Mobilization: What you need to know

2020-04-07T12:16:13-04:00January 26th, 2020|Categories: Women's Health Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The body is really a phenomenal system that has the unique ability to completely rebuild our tissues when we get injured, biologically stitching our wounds back together. It’s quite amazing! The special cells that lay down the collagen to create a scar do a fantastic job of closing the body off from the unforgiving world. The problem is that the collagen fibers don’t get laid down in a very organized fashion (think of a string of Christmas lights that mysteriously [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 2

2020-04-07T12:17:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello again, ladies! Our last blog on this topic introduced you to postpartum recovery and how Physical Therapists can bridge the disconnect between what we know and what we don’t regarding normal recovery. In this post, we will delve into two conditions that you may have heard of or even experienced before,  how they can affect you, and how to get help.  Number 1→ Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (otherwise known as Diastasis) Diastasis occurs when the rectus abdominis, or the “6 [...]

Spinal Cord Injury: How PTs Can Help

2020-04-07T12:17:58-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Neuro Rehab Articles, Pain Management Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Many Faces of Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is defined as damage to the spinal cord causing temporary or permanent changes in its function.  The spinal cord is a wonderfully complex structure, which controls so many things in our bodies, and an injury can vary widely based on where the injury occurred. Cervical spinal cord injuries typically affect a larger proportion of the body, which can include arm function, thoracic typically the trunk muscles and lumbar [...]

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