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You Are Not Defined By Your MRI Results

You Are Not Defined By Your MRI Results

Our Bodies Are Resilient, Not Broken If you have ever received an MRI that showed herniation, degeneration, bone spurs, calcification, or a host of other concerning terms let me assure you that you are NOT broken. While the MRI is...
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How Do We Prevent Injuries?

How Do We Prevent Injuries?

Assessing return to sport and injury prevention models There is one surefire way to prevent sports injuries: don’t participate in sports. As that is an unsatisfactory solution for nearly every athlete, we need to look elsewhere.   Thus far, I...
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Why Regular Exercise Is So Important

Why Regular Exercise Is So Important

We know that exercise makes us healthier and more resilient. Exercise improves our fitness level, reduces our risk for many illnesses and diseases, and provides many psychological benefits. What is not often discussed is how exercise improves the efficiency and...
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What if I don’t like to Exercise?

What if I don’t like to Exercise?

Building a personalized and enjoyable approach to physical activity Do you enjoy exercise? If you do, great, you can skip to the physical therapy section. If you don’t, stick around for a couple of minutes. Motivation, interest, and enthusiasm are...
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What Causes Running Injuries?

What Causes Running Injuries?

News flash, runners injure themselves frequently. Making matters worse, they don’t stop running. One study following 161 runners preparing for either a half or full marathon found 9 out of 10 runners reported illness or a running-related injury leading up...
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Can we prevent injuries?

Can we prevent injuries?

“Don’t lift with your back rounded or you will hurt yourself!” I cannot begin to estimate the number of times I told a patient to avoid rounding their low back or flexing their lumbar spine the first few years of...
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How to Address Soreness After Exercise

How to Address Soreness After Exercise

Have you ever been told “no pain, no gain?” This statement is simply untrue. You don’t need to experience pain during, or after, exercise to obtain benefits. True, exercise does need to be challenging – our bodies adapt when they...
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The Art of the Clinical Debate

The Art of the Clinical Debate

Punching People in the Face with Facts Doesn’t Work Allow me to paint a picture of a typical clinical debate. After spending hours the previous weekend thoroughly reviewing the literature on the best approach for managing high ankle sprains, you...
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Regardless of age, physical therapists can help you build muscle

Regardless of age, physical therapists can help you build muscle

Recent research shows elderly and very elderly individuals can successfully build muscle with proper exercise Building muscle is for more than preparing for beach season or making a medium size t-shirt look like a smedium. Building muscle provides a foundation...
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