Early access to physical therapy has been shown to shorten the course of pain and to minimize the amount of medication needed. Starting a course of physical therapy soon after an injury or pain is also less costly because patients need less follow-up care and miss fewer workdays.
Have you ever described your headache as a real “pain in the neck?” This phrase may contain more truth than you realize.
Headaches can be caused by a number of external factors including stress, illness, injury or poor posture
In my 20 plus years as a foot doctor, I’ve been asked many times… If custom orthotics can help relieve low back pain. My answer has always been a guarded yes. While there aren’t many definitive studies that support this answer, many of my patients have anecdotally pointed out that since wearing custom orthotics, their […]
Most of us don’t think about our back unless it’s giving us pain – and 75 percent of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. This can range from a “strain” that leaves us feeling tight and sore, to a back that’s completely “out,” which likely involves ligamentous injury, discal insult, […]
As a spine specialist physician (and a spine patient myself), I have three take-home messages.
No one wants to see their child struggle or have pain. So when a doctor recommends that your child visit a physical therapist it can seem a little scary. However, physical therapy can be extremely beneficial to your child for a number of reasons. Some common reasons a doctor may recommend physical therapy: • Sports […]
Here are a few ways in which to simplify your life so you develop healthy habits for yourself. 1. Be selfish about your health We all need some “me time” in order to stay healthy. Make your health a priority. Hire a personal trainer, find an activity you love, or find some downtime at The […]
Aging is inevitable. However, by developing a few healthy habits, we can impact the quality of our life as we get older. Get 7-8 hours of sleep per night Sleep is crucial to our body’s physical and emotional restorative process Limit alcohol and tobacco usage Even moderate use can cause serious risk for the heart, […]