Why You Should Get Physical Therapy For Your Back Pain

I recently treated a patient with leg pain that radiates from his back. It goes into his thighs and even down below his knees. This pain began 3-4 months ago, and he is unsure how it started.┬áBefore his session, I knew his walking had been problematic because when he stood up in the lobby, he …

Which Health Professional Should I See?

If you are experiencing pain or have an injury, there are many options for health professionals to treat your painful condition. So who should you see first? Going to your family doctor is usually the best first step, and he/she will direct you with initial treatments and referrals. However, sometimes you can go straight to …

The difference between Chiropractors and Physical Therapists

Let’s imagine you have back pain, and you need some help. Who do you call? The good news is that you have options: primary care doctor, spine specialist, physical therapist, chiropractor or even alternative medicine (such as accupuncture). So what is the difference between the treatment you get from a chiropractor and a physical therapist? …

The time I needed PT

I knew I wanted to be a PT since high school. But in college I actually needed Physical Therapy for knee pain. Every time I ran, the back of my knees would hurt during the run and afterward. I actually had to stop running because the knee pain made it hard for me to climb …

ABC’s of PAIN PREVENTION

This was my 2-year-old’s idea, when I asked him what to blog about today. Always Be Cautious (especially when lifting).Do Everything with a safety Focus.Get out of the House and Into shape!Jump into preventive medicine/wellness!Keep your body moving.Look for More Nutrition.Over-exaggerate Proper body mechanics (even when your spouse teases you).Quit making excuses.Eat Right most of …