5 Ways Physical Therapists Treat Pain

2019-04-24T13:41:54-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Physical Therapy|

Are you familiar with the current ways Physical Therapist's treat pain?  Pain is a complex warning signal that suggests something is or may be wrong in the body.  The problem is that pain is often a result of a variety of inputs from the body, so it may require a variety of treatment interventions to improve it.  Physical Therapists (PTs) are trained in many of these interventions to help manage and treat pain. Here are some of the latest interventions [...]

Low Back Pain

2019-02-11T15:29:57-05:00February 11th, 2019|Physical Therapy|

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from debilitating low back pain? From athletes to office workers, this pesky ailment affects those of all ages, ethnicities, and gender. Low Back pain is common and often debilitating. Approximately 80% of individuals will experience low back pain sometime during their lifetime, while 56% of all adults report having back pain over the past 12 months. More than one-third of adults say low back pain affects their ability to engage in [...]

7 Breathing Benefits: How To Manage Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue & Pain

2020-04-07T12:21:58-04:00November 6th, 2018|Pain Management|

Have you heard that breathing exercises can help relieve chronic pain, stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and fatigue?  There is increasing awareness in our society that breathing exercises can be a useful tool to improve our health and performance.  Research has shown equal effectiveness among various forms of breathing exercises such as 4,7,8 breathing, alternate nostril breathing and yoga breathing.  Even though the evidence is supportive for reducing pain, managing stress and improving sleep many people avoid breathing exercises for a variety [...]

The Nocebo Effect: How Your MRI Report Can Hurt You

2020-04-07T12:23:00-04:00July 26th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Pain Management|

MRI finding L5 disc herniation Ever been diagnosed with a tendon tear, disc bulge or degenerative disease of a joint based on an MRI report?  Has a physician determined that this was causing your pain? If so, while the physician was correct as far as finding a variance in your body’s tissue, they may be incorrect in determining that this finding was the primary cause of the pain. Recent research indicates that many people without pain actually have [...]

The Balancing Act: Changing Pain

2020-04-07T11:31:28-04:00March 7th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness|

A recent National Institutes of Health study determined that nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain and nearly half of those are reported to have severe pain.  Our society and culture has provided many of us with many wonderful amenities of life, but at the same time, it has created a wide array of stressors and unhealthy activities.  This can make it difficult to find balance in mind and body.  Often, these imbalances can contribute to causing chronic pain, [...]

Changing the Pain Game // Chronic Pain Fix

2020-04-07T11:32:26-04:00December 13th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

Lance Cross PT, MPT, OSC, CMTPT Four times as many people in the U.S. truly suffer from chronic pain compared to those who suffer from diabetes, heart disease and cancer and the medical community is playing catch-up.  Have you or someone you know been left to feel hopeless or invalid because past treatments have failed or doctors haven’t been able to explain the causes of your chronic pain?  I’m of the opinion that, far too often, our well-intended pharmaceutical, therapeutic, [...]

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