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Considering surgery? Think physical therapy first! Physical therapy is a safer alternative to surgery, injections and medication. Did you know that research has shown that conservative treatment of non-traumatic rotator cuff tears is equally as effective as operative treatment one year post-surgically (Kukken et al, 2014)? Therefore, conservative treatment such as physical therapy should be considered a primary method of treatment! Similarly, for individuals with a meniscal tear in thei...
Posted on 2018-01-04
The medical community in the United States has mismanaged pain for many years. It is time for a better understanding of pain to be brought to the forefront. This mismanagement is clearly evident in the number of opiod/pain medication prescriptions written, the number of deaths and addictions due to these prescriptions medications. Unfortunately, medical providers are all too quick to prescribe pain medications, perform injections, or surgery before properly educating their patients about pain ...
Posted on 2017-10-17
Blood Flow Restriction Training     Kinesio-tape, cupping, hyperbaric training… Those red welts all over the back of Michael Phelps in 2016 Olympics. The colorful tape stretched across the deltoids of both Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor in 2012… These are just a few of the cutting-edge techniques and performance enhancers that we have seen all over the media!  But what about blood flow restriction training? Blood flow restriction training has been intr...
Posted on 2017-07-04
Posted on 2017-06-19
Vertigo and Balance Blog JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS!! I have been working as a vestibular (balance) therapist for almost 20 years and it still amazes me how mismanaged dizziness and balance conditions are. First, I will address balance.  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Controls) falls are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among adults age 65 and older.  More than ¼ older people fall each year but less than half tell their doctor.  Falling once doubles your ch...
Posted on 2017-03-15
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