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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome a.k.a. Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome  a.k.a. Knee Pain

One of the most prevalent issues that people face, especially those beginning to introduce exercise into their lives, is knee pain. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome describes generalized knee pain on or around our kneecaps- whether from the joint or the surrounding muscles. Rather than being a specific diagnosis, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is an umbrella termContinue Reading »

5 Simple Stretches for Knee Pain

5 Simple Stretches for Knee Pain

Try these very quick and simple stretches that we frequently prescribe for our patients with knee pain at Universus Physical Therapy! Give them a try and let us know how you felt. Knee pain is a very common problem that we see at our physical therapy clinic in Huntington. We find that overall our doctorsContinue Reading »

How are your Poops Coming Along?

How are your Poops Coming Along?

In all seriousness, I hear this a lot from the people we help… Bowel Movements aren’t always so easy(sometimes painful) and it happens more often than you may think! If you suffer from any of these: – straining – constipation – poor frequency – poor consistency (We should talk!) *Note= Chronic stress will make constipationContinue Reading »

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 »

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