The Myth of the 2-3x/week physical therapy plan

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”

Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

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)”

Drawing Parallels 005: How my 10k training run relates to running a small business

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”

My Chilifest 2020 injury & how staying present helped avoid long term pain

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”

What to look for in a dry needler & the 13% rule

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”

Drawing Parallels- 002 The PT & the Sommelier

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”