Our healthcare system is highly segregated and specific. Every profession has it's own specialties and even within specialties there are branches. In medicine, you have physicians that are neurologists, orthopedics, internal medicine etc... but even within those you have MS (multiple sclerosis) specialists, stroke/TBI specialists, shoulder specialists, foot/ankle specialists, spine specialists etc... It's very complicated… Continue reading DC vs. DPT vs. LMT vs. etc… DOES IT MATTER?
The Rehab profession lives off of people getting hurt - it's what keeps us in business. BUT, I'm in the business of helping individuals who are currently hurt AS WELL AS preventing injuries from reoccurring. That's right, I'm in the business of helping YOU not need ME! Crazy, right? Now, I can't see into the… Continue reading 5 Things To Do If You Want to Avoid Injuries
I'm a HUGE proponent of interdisciplinary collaboration because I think there is value to be had. And while I do feel that our healthcare system has too many "specific" specialties that lead to too much overlap (i.e. DC vs outpatient DPT vs LMT that uses NKT etc... these could all be just 1 professional field… Continue reading Why Physical Therapy and Personal Training go hand-in-hand
If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me "I've just got really tight muscles" I'd be pretty rich by now. Many people also believe, wrongly (no offense, but it's true), that tight muscles are either 1) something that is genetic or, rather, just how their body is, 2) tight muscles don't… Continue reading Do YOU have Chronically Tight Muscles?
If you have a desk job, you know that it can be a pain ... literally. Sitting all day can make you feel stiff/tight/sore etc... all over! Therefore, sitting must be BAD, right? WRONG! Any posture sustained for a prolonged period of time will create stiffness/tightness/soreness etc... That's why when those with desk jobs switch… Continue reading 5 Things You Should Do If You Have A Desk Job
Hot topic of the day - Kevin Durant's lower leg injury (suspected R achilles tendon rupture) from last night's Game 5 of the NBA finals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLVvrQOIa8U Here are some things to know prior to passing judgement and assessment of his injury: Mechanism of Injury: Usually results from sudden forceful increased stress on the Achilles tendon… Continue reading Return to Sport
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In the physical therapy world, we do a lot of listening (or we should ... if you don't, then you should start - there will be a post in the future about listening), but we also do plenty of talking - mostly educating our clients. However, not all words are created equal. We, as professionals,… Continue reading What We Say Matters
We interrupt our regularly scheduled topic series (I promise Part 3: Interventions for tight hamstrings will be posted soon!) to bring you this article on principles for better treatment. This post is geared towards both new grads and veteran PTs alike, as I feel that even those of us who have been treating for a… Continue reading 5 Principles To Better Treatment
Almost everyone, nowadays, you meet will say "I have tight hamstrings" and when you ask them to bend forward and touch their toes they'll say "I've never been able to do that". Many of these people will concurrently experience some form of low back pain - it may not be severely debilitating, but if it's… Continue reading Do you think you have tight hamstrings? Part 2: Low back and Hip pain