PATIENT SATISFACTION

PATIENT SATISFACTION

Most parents would agree at least verbally, if not in action, that giving in to their child’s every wish and desire may turn out to be counterproductive.  They would say they try to do what is best, and needed, and not necessarily what the child wants.  The...

VALUE CARE.  INFREQUENT VISITS, GOOD OUTCOMES, LOW COST

VALUE CARE. INFREQUENT VISITS, GOOD OUTCOMES, LOW COST

Physicians often order therapy 2-3x/week for 4 or more weeks.  They do this because they have been taught to order it that way and have been ordering PT like this for all my 40 years in practice.  This amount of therapy is often not necessary, but the...

Musculoskeletal Myths

Musculoskeletal Myths

Myths abound in musculoskeletal medicine. Most are offered up by primary care providers that have very little, if any training in this area, and this has been proven. They then refer their patients to physical therapists (usually employed in the same system) who...

5 Exercises for Improving Balance & Preventing Falls

5 Exercises for Improving Balance & Preventing Falls

When we’re young, falls are treated as teaching opportunities. “Get back on your feet, brush yourself off and keep moving toward your goals,” we were told.  But as we age, falls take on a much greater...

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Tips for Optimizing Flexibility

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Tips for Optimizing Flexibility

Many have grown up with the understanding that, whenever you’re about to work out, compete or otherwise push your body, it’s important to stretch immediately before the activity in order to prevent injury and perform your best. ...

6 Common Back Pain Myths, Debunked

6 Common Back Pain Myths, Debunked

Despite being one of the top causes of disability in the U.S., affecting around eight in 10 people in their lifetimes, back pain is an ailment often misunderstood by those affected, and often misunderstood by clinicians who all to often make things worse, by offering...

7 Fitness Tips for Summer Vacation Travel

7 Fitness Tips for Summer Vacation Travel

It’s vacation season, and for many that means visiting faraway friends, exploring new places and possibly even crossing some things of the ol’ bucket list.  Unfortunately, traveling often also means lots of sitting, interrupted sleep...

Tips for Preventing Painful Shin Splints this Running Season

Tips for Preventing Painful Shin Splints this Running Season

The longer days and warmer weather of spring can be invigorating, enticing runners of all levels to up their games. But while this time of year may motivate one to increase the duration, frequency and intensity of their runs, be cautious, say physical therapists...

Tips for Reducing, Managing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Tips for Reducing, Managing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Studies show about three-quarters of all Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. Of them, more than 2 million people who seek treatment each year will learn they suffer from an...

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