Quieting the Mind to Quiet the Pain: Power of Mindfulness

Pain and especially chronic pain can take over your life, making it seem like the dark days will never end and this is the new normal you better get used to. Many of my patients feel this way after sometimes years of pain and unanswered questions. Anecdotally, I have seen a correlation between my patient’s pain tolerance and ability to …

The Secret to a Pain-free Golf Swing Maybe in Your Hips

As the summer days are getting warmer, more people are out on the greens working on their golf game. It’s usually around this time of year my schedule gets booked up with golfers complaining of back pain. While I will be treating their back pain, if I want to keep the pain away and improve their golf game, then I …

The Empowering Message of Listening to Your Body

My blog posts are usually about different techniques we as Physical Therapists do to help you but the one aspect not often touched upon is the power you have in the healing process. One of the things I love to hear my patients say is they feel more connected to their body and understand the different sensations they are experiencing. …

The Mobile Cranium

The cranium is big jigsaw puzzle made up of 22 bones connected to the joint lines called sutures. Current research is conflicting on whether the bones can be moved or not but in the clinic I have seen great improvements in people’s facial symmetries after working on cranial bones. Facial asymmetries can occur after head trauma, surgery to the head …

Entering into Flip Flop Season: Bunions

The foot is a complicated area of the body to treat. Each foot contains 26 bones and 33 joints, with a dysfunction at one joint causing problems all over the foot. An example of this is seen through a bunion. A bunion, or hallux valgus, is slow to progress and overtime you see a bump jutting out at the base …

Think you have flat feet? Think again…

It has been estimated the orthotic industry is worth $3.5-4 billion annually! So many people try and fix their “flat feet” by getting over the counter and custom orthotics to move their foot to the desirable position. Compliance with wearing these orthotics is low because of the pain of having the foot forced into a position and the tensions that …

A Manual Physical Therapist’s Approach to Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a prevalent problem in our society affecting an estimated 18 million Americans or 1 in every 15 people. It is seeing more attention in the news these days because of the tragic train accidents where the drivers fall asleep due to poor sleep at night from having this breathing disorder. It is estimated that someone suffering from …

Get Your Voice Back with Physical Therapy

Are you having problems hitting the notes you used to be able to? Falling flat or sharp? Don’t have the breath you once had? Manual Physical Therapy can be effective in treating all of these components. We work with singers ranging from popular recording artists, Broadway performers, opera singers and the people trying to break into the industry. We’re not …

The Coccyx: More Than Just a Primordial Tail

You may never think about your coccyx until you land hard on your bottom, then it will make sure you never forget it! Talk to anyone that has experienced pain in their tailbone, a diagnosis known as coccydynia, and they will recount tales of extraordinary pain and having to sit on a donut for what seems like forever. Dysfunction of …