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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Melissa Baudo Marchetti Calling all moms! Have you recently had a baby, or still struggling with post baby pain and weakness? Pregnancy places high demand on the musculoskeletal system and can be very traumatic for some women leaving them with myofascial pain, internal pelvic pain, nerve pain, diastasis recti (a gapping in the abdominal muscles), weakness in the core from a C-section, neck and shoulder pain from holding your newborn baby, and much more. In December, after a five-year [...]
Let me begin with explaining why I do this, why I’m a Massage Therapist. I’ve been a pretty active person most of my life—running, martial arts, weight training—so I’ve had my share of injuries, aches and pains. In my 20’s, I experienced my first massage session with an elderly lady that had the ability to find the root of my issues. I found this to be remarkable because the root was not necessarily where the pain was. Over the next [...]
Need a Needle? // Dry Needling 101 Savas Koutsantonis PT, DPT Is Dry Needling right for me? Dry Needling is quickly becoming commonplace as many more practitioners are offering this procedure. What is it exactly? It’s a highly effective technique that’s used to treat patients who are suffering from pain generated from myofascial trigger points. It involves the use of a thin,flexible filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying trigger points and other connective tissues. What is a [...]
We are proud to announce that Amanda Blackmon and Savas Koutsantonis are teaching Dry Needling as Laboratory Instructors for Myopain Seminars in their Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series. One on One is proud to help Myopain Seminars set the standard in myofacial trigger point education worldwide.