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”

Drawing Parallels-001- Nothing in Nature is Straight

Back when I was in undergrad, I worked as a “rehabilitation specialist” (which is a fancy way to say minimally trained staff) at a PT clinic. There was a patient who had a business in ocean salvage. I should mention, this was in Maryland. Other companies looked for metal, which I guess can be problematicContinue reading “Drawing Parallels-001- Nothing in Nature is Straight”