Don’t Fall Into Madness

Don’t Fall Into Madness It’s October, and the dropping temperatures at night and decreasing daylight leave no doubts that we are descending into fall. Why should that matter to you? We are entering the season of limited time and motivation to exercise, culminating on…

Rehab is like…swimming upstream?

The rehabilitation process is different for everyone: some need a tune-up, some a new set of tires, and some a complete overhaul. But when people ask me to describe the rehabilitation process in a nutshell, I keep coming back to the analogy of swimming…

Physical Therapy Myths – Busted

I have always enjoyed the Discovery Channel program Mythbusters, where special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage consult with specialists in a variety of topics to dispel common myths and urban legends.  Will your airbag explode at the expense of your thumbs? Unlikely….

Summer Fitness Goals and Activities

Summer weather has arrived ahead of schedule, school will soon be out, the track is buzzing, and you’re ready to burst out into your summer fitness program, hobbies and other activities, right? Well, if you’re like most of us, you’ve been busy this spring,…

The Power of Habits

In his book entitled The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg breaks down habits into their component parts to explain why they become so routine, and as a result why bad habits are difficult to stop and good habits may be just as difficult to…

New Year, New You!

December is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year for most of us with school programs, neighborhood parties, year-end work activities, Holiday preparations, and family get-togethers. If you are fortunate, you might carve out some time for yourself to relax and maintain your mental…

Quick Tips

During many conversations with patients and folks in the community, we offer advice and council on a variety of problems that can to decrease pain or increase movement and function. While not a complete resource or a wholistic look at your movement and function,…

The Magic Pill

At some point, and I don’t know when this occurred, we began to believe that a Magic Pill exists for whatever ails us. We do have some evidence of the existence of this Magic Pill for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain, and some further…

Frolicking into Fall

You’ve got to move it, move it, as the song goes. The end of summer and beginning of the fall season presents some obstacles to outdoor activity as school related activities increase, daylight decreases, and morning and evening temperatures begin to fall. Fortunately, in…