8 Common Reasons Why High School Athletes Get Injured

High school sports are back in full swing now and that means lots of exciting games and good times…and it also means that injuries are going to happen.  Some of these injuries are just going to happen (i.e. the contact injuries), but some are preventable – which could mean the difference between a successful season…

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How to Choose the Best Physical Therapist For YOU

Finding a physical therapist is easy, but choosing the right one for you isn’t so easy.   So you decided that physical therapy is right for you, but now you want to know how to go about finding the best therapist for your specific needs.  Like most other people, you have no idea how to…

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5 Reasons Why Your Neck Pain Won’t Go Away

Neck pain is a very common problem to have and it can be extremely frustrating to deal with because it can affect multiple different areas of your life – like how well you can do your job, your ability to get a good night’s sleep, your typical workouts/active lifestyle,  even just your overall daily mood, and…

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Recommended Book – “Mindless Eating”

“Mindless Eating – Why We Eat More Than We Think” by Brian Wansink If you are looking for a way to lose some weight but don’t want to make huge changes to your diet/life, then I highly recommend reading this book.  It’s a a quick and easy read about the subconscious influences that affect how, what,…

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5 Reasons Why Your Back Pain Keeps Coming Back

Over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.  And many of those people will have recurring episodes of back pain.  The pain subsides, they think they’re out of the woods and then 6 months later it comes back.  And then it goes away….and then only 3 months later it…

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Do You Feel Let Down By Your Physical Therapist – 7 Signs You Need To Switch

Do you feel disappointed, unsatisfied,or frustrated with how you are (or have been) treated by your physical therapist? Are you unhappy with the results you are getting…or not getting?   If so, you NEED to continue reading this article to help you make a better decision about your health and ultimately, help you get back…

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The Best Lunge for Pain-Free Knees & Better Results

Lunges are a great, staple exercise in most weightlifting programs (and for those looking to make their butt look nicer), but unfortunately many people do them wrong and/or get pain in their knees when they do them. So, I want to share with you a safer, more effective variation that most people haven’t heard of…the reverse…

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Pain Myth #5: You Need To Get an MRI

This might be sound surprising to a lot of people, but MRIs are very often not needed to successfully treat your pain/problem.  Being aware of this can save you valuable time and money as you try to find a solution to your problem. The main reason for this is because there is a high percentage of “abnormal”…

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Pain Myth #4: It’s Because of Your Age

“Your aches and pains are a normal part of the aging process.”  “The aches and pains let you know that you’re still alive.” “What do you expect?  You’re just getting older.” Have you heard any of these before!?  If so, don’t worry because they are all lies…and hopefully you didn’t hear any of those things from…

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Pain Myth #3: A Cortisone Shot Is the Answer To Your Problem

I’m sure either you or someone you know has gone to a doctor before and been told a cortisone injection will fix their problem. Unfortunately, that’s just not true.  While it may help ease some of the pain, IT WON’T FIX YOUR PROBLEM. Just getting rid of someone’s pain doesn’t mean that the problem is fixed.…

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Pain Myth #2: Just Stretch It

“Just stretch it” is probably one of the most common pieces of “medical” advice people are given about how to fix their pain…and very often it’s bad advice. This advice usually comes from people who have no professional background in dealing with people in pain and how the body moves. Although sometimes, this advice even comes from…

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Pain Myth #1: Rest Will Fix Your Problem

This is the first installment of the 5-Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” I bet that just about everyone has complained of pain at some point and a friend or relative or even a doctor has told you to “just rest until it feels better.” And this piece of “medical” advice drives me crazy…

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Why So Many Patients Are Accessing Physical Therapy WITHOUT Using Their Insurance…

  When I thought about how to set up my physical therapy business, I decided to do something drastically different from the other typical physical therapy clinics out there. Let’s back up a little first before I discuss that any further… Over my past 11 years working as a physical therapist, I have seen significant (and…

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Should You Let Your Child Play Sports With A Fever?

The obvious and recommended answer is no.  But I know some of you are going to let your kids do it anyway (hell, I’ve done it a bunch of times), so I might as well give you recommendations on how to best prepare them and manage them while they’re playing.

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Why You Need To Stop Working Out and Start Training

Many people don’t get the results they desire because they are “working out” instead of training….don’t be one of them! Most people think the two terms “working out” and “training” are synonymous, but they are actually very different.  So what’s the difference between the two… Working out is doing random exercises in the gym without a specific…

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