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 - “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
Can Dry Needling Help with Neurological Conditions? By now you’ve probably all heard about dry needling. It’s kind of like acupuncture, but not really. Same needles, different application, sometimes combined with the use of electrical stimulation depending on the goal of the treatment. The site of the needle application can affect local tissues, affect messaging at spinal cord level, and/or affect someone systemically by affecting signals to the brain. Dry needling has been show...
Posted on 2022-08-29
Breathing What inspired me to write about breathing this month is that earlier in July two of my younger athletes came into the clinic and during their sessions said “ Breathing? Why do we need to spend time focusing on my breathing?!” Believe me when I say I almost hit the floor when they said this. I had felt like I had failed them as their physical therapist because they did not understand the importance of diaphragm breathing as a part of their training. Especially me, Ashl...
Posted on 2022-07-29
The Myth of Aging We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard people say things like…”I’m too old for that”…”I think pain is just part of getting older”…”I have arthritis so there is nothing I can do”...or referenced the way people should “slow down” as they age. This hurts us to our core to hear and it couldn’t be further from the truth! Did you know that among people with significant arthritis in t...
Posted on 2022-06-27
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