Physical Therapy

Your Imaging Should Not Define Your Future

Your Imaging Should Not Define Your Future

"I have an osteophyte," she said, on the verge of tears.

"The doctor told me I have an osteophyte right in the lumbar spine...I'll probably need injections at least, and maybe even surgery."

This patient had been making excellent progress so far. Her back pain had been progressively diminishing over our past few sessions, and she had been noticing significant gains in her ability to do things like lunge down to the ground to play with her pet and walk outside on the local trail. And then she came in after a follow up physician visit to share with me the news of an uninvited, terrifying osteophyte which was now attacking her body.

But here's the thing.

5 Ways to Decrease Pain Without Going to the Pharmacy

5 Ways to Decrease Pain Without Going to the Pharmacy

Pain relief doesn't have to come in the shape of a pill. In fact, prescription medications are out of control. Opioids alone account for over 600,000 prescriptions dispensed PER DAY, even though 78 people die from opioid overdose in that same time frame. I don't bring this up to be gloomy, I just really feel strongly that medications shouldn't always be relied upon as a front-line defense for controlling pain.

Finding Your Why: The Best Hack for Getting Serious Results

Finding Your Why: The Best Hack for Getting Serious Results

Have you ever set a goal to get healthier, and then found yourself 2 years older with no progress made?

What about your motivation - do you have enough driving you to reach that goal?

have you ever really spent time figuring out WHY you're trying to get healthier? it's not as difficult or as time-consuming as you may think, and if you do, it might very well change your life ...

Why Normal Isn't Good Enough

Why Normal Isn't Good Enough

I had a patient a few weeks ago tell me, "I just want to be normal". The sentiment was plenty innocent. Many of the individuals I work with on a daily basis are in pain and would see it as a huge improvement to just get back to status quo. Nevertheless, it got me thinking...

Normal? What exactly is "normal" these days, and do we really want that?

Here is a snapshot of "normal"