April 19, 2016

Hip Fracture and Weight Bearing

The importance of weight bearing following a hip fracture cannot be overstated,  even a period as short as 2 to 4 weeks of non-weight bearing is associated with increased mortality rates1. What is a simple way to know when to allow someone to be weight bearing as tolerated? “If you...
March 30, 2016

Imaging and Low Back Pain

You have back pain. You go to the MD. They take an X-ray, even an MRI. They find you have disk degeneration, a mild disc bulge, maybe some facet degeneration. Is this something that is going to cause pain for the rest of your life? Take a look at...
January 27, 2016

Sitting Is the New Smoking

These five words will change your life: “Sitting is the new smoking.” Thank you,Joseph McClendon III and Tony Robbins, for creating a new movement to stamp out workplace obesity. This simple phrase sums up so much of what Americans struggle with today. We sit at our desks typing, drawing...
December 30, 2015

Dry Needling

Following injuries or other degenerative processes, many patients suffer from muscular tightness and spasm. This often leads to compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When these nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This natural response...

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