Many patients at OPT are not used to having someone mechanically look at their WHOLE body. I use this phrase often, the following story is when I used is most recently. Guy comes in with neck pain, and sure, there’s some isolated neck dysfunction. But that neck dysfunction looks to just be compensating…hmm, for what?Continue reading “Phrases I always say- 003: If you have a faulty foundation, you can get cracks in your attic”
If you’ve gone to physical therapy before, you’ve likely been asked this question: “What are your goals for physical therapy?” Or maybe it was asked a different way, “How is this affecting your life?” and possibly a follow up of “What have you previously tried, and what are you willing to do to get thisContinue reading “Drawing Parallels: 004- Gardening vs Physical Therapy- How Much do I Really Care? (2min read)”
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?”
While it helped me find some jobs, I don’t think it made me a better therapist.
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”