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I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

“I can do everything, but with pain.” “The pain doesn’t stop me but it is always there.” These are statements I hear all the time from my patients. Here is another one: “I don’t have pain when I exercise or move, the minute I stop the pain comes back.” What is going on here?? Well, whatContinue Reading »

You Are More Than Your Imaging

You Are More Than Your Imaging

Use of diagnostic imaging – X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, etc. – are vital tools in the diagnosis of medical conditions, but are they being overused? With the prevalence of low back pain continuing to rise many patients refer to their MRI report as a means to define their pain – it almost becomes their identity.Continue Reading »

Yoga for Healing

Yoga for Healing

It is no surprise that I LOVE yoga. I am a practitioner of yoga myself for 20 years now and I love helping my patients develop yoga programs specifically tailored to their body’s needs. The best part is you can practice in the comfort of your own home and with little to no equipment! YogaContinue Reading »

Posture Tips for Moms

Posture Tips for Moms

Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys off of the floor, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for mothers. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers tips to help moms and other caregivers accomplish these daily feats without aches and pains. Physical therapists are experts in movement and function, especially when movementContinue Reading »

Physical Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Physical Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a health condition characterized most commonly by chronic widespread muscular pain and tenderness, symptoms of fatigue, waking unrefreshed, and thinking and memory problems. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms such as: Difficulty sleeping Morning stiffness Headache Irritable Bowel or Bladder Syndrome Pain/ cramps in abdomen or pelvis History of depression and anxiety TemporomandibularContinue Reading »

Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness

Working at a computer work station all day can take a toll on the body. Repetitive activities and lack of mobility can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries. Sitting at a desk while using the keyboard for hours on a day to day basis can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles, it canContinue Reading »

Pregnancy and Pelvic Pain

Pregnancy and Pelvic Pain

Pregnancy and childbirth can mean many changes, and aches and pains, for a woman’s body, including in the pelvic area. Pelvic pain may be felt in the lower back, buttock, groin, hip or leg, and can limit your ability to walk, sleep, and perform various physical activities. What causes pregnancy-related pelvic pain? A woman’s body is challenged duringContinue Reading »

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