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Low Back Pain: It's not what you think

Did you know that low back pain is the main reason people will go to the doctor? Did you know that at any given moment 25 of the population has chronic low back pain? Chronic pain is anyone who has pain longer than 3 months. So as a healthcare system- what are we doing with this information? In our opinion- not much. We are putting too much emphasis in all the wrong areas. We are slapping a diagnosis on the patient and hoping that does the trick. With that diagnosis usually follows cookie ...
Posted on 2023-02-02

Strength Training for Women

Strength Training for Women Strength training. Some of us love it, some of us tolerate it, and some of us avoid it altogether. When it comes to strength training there are some serious benefits, particularly for women. Since people are getting on their new year’s resolutions we wanted to take the time to point out why it is so important for women to include strength training in their routine, as well as dispel some myths that may be preventing you from giving it a go.  First of ...
Posted on 2022-12-27

Why stretching something that hurts isn't always the answer

It seems like when something is hurting us- the first thing we think to do is stretch it. Honestly, at face value, it makes TOTAL sense. If you are feeling tension or stiffness- of course you MUST need to just do a little stretching. The muscles are short, so let’s lengthen them. HOWEVER, the research about pain is pointing out that it is much, much more complicated than that. Stretching isn’t always going to be the best option for those tight calves or stiff neck and...
Posted on 2022-12-05

Why you shouldn't wait to address your health

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Address Your Health With the holidays coming up we understand that this time of year is a tricky one. Everyone is busy and it can sometimes leave you feeling like your head is spinning. It’s easy to justify to yourself and others why you can’t keep up with certain things or why you should just wait until the New Year to start. This can pertain to forming new habits or addressing lingering health issues/injuries. Well, we want to talk to you about wh...
Posted on 2022-11-01

Could diagnostic labels be more harmful than helpful?

Could Diagnostic Labels - “Shoulder Impingement” “Rotator Cuff Tear” “Rotator Cuff Tendinitis”-potentially be more harmful than helpful for the long haul for patients? In this blog post, it will be addressed how diagnostic labels for shoulder pain can affect pain. I hope it prompts some thought and reflection.  Words Matter. Especially words healthcare professionals say to our patients in pain. First, let’s start off with some basic informa...
Posted on 2022-10-03
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