This is a loaded question, and I have my biases, but here’s the breakdown. On one hand, this is similar to when people ask me if Icy hot will help their shoulder pain. Maybe, but if you’re asking what else I, as a physical therapist, can do for your shoulder pain, that’s an entirely differentContinue reading “Do I Need Orthotics?”
The Myth of the Prognosis, and “Outside the Box” Patients Common Question: “So, doc, how many sessions will this take?” It’s an understandable question. For one, my patients are sizing me up, to make sure I know what I’m talking about, and two, for budgetary purposes. Many people are surprised that I do not recommendContinue reading “The Myth of the 2-3x/week physical therapy plan”
Case #1: You’ve had a concussion, maybe a few of them. You’re in sports or another organization that does IMPACT testing. Treatments already suggested to you may have included: -Vestibular Therapy &/or Balance therapy -Chiropractic care, or Acupuncture -Limiting screen time & blue light glasses for gradual return -Limiting anything that puts too much demandContinue reading “Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)”
Accountability: I do think the pomp & circumstance of a race is a little silly. It’s a bit of a mob mentality, but it’s a fun little mob that is just trying to build a community of people who enjoy a healthy habit, so it’s fine. We all have watches or phones, we can allContinue reading “Drawing Parallels 005: How my 10k training run relates to running a small business”
How positive self-talk can reduce pain.
What to do when your pelvis keeps “going out”
While it helped me find some jobs, I don’t think it made me a better therapist.
I absolutely love all of the festivities Oconomowoc has to offer, and pre-pandemic, I went to ALL of them. At the time of ChiliFest 2020, the little one was 5 months old, and I had him in the Ergo carrier. As we were walking of the ice, I fell. Normally, I have great body control,Continue reading “My Chilifest 2020 injury & how staying present helped avoid long term pain”
Have you heard of dry needling? It is a minimally invasive technique performed by a physical therapist (an in some states chiropractors & osteopaths) that can be quite effective for headaches, radicular pain/ sciatica, chronic hip “weakness,” rotator cuff dysfunction, persistent “knots” & trigger points, as well as a myriad of other orthopedic conditions. AsContinue reading “What to look for in a dry needler & the 13% rule”
While patients at OPT are generally happy with their results, one thing many of them can’t wrap their head around in 2021 is how I can know so much without imaging. While this can be a spinoff to other posts on overutilization of medical imaging, limitations of medial imaging, or our general reliance on technologyContinue reading “Drawing Parallels- 002 The PT & the Sommelier”