Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog

By now, many of us have heard about gut health and how it can affect our overall health. But the subject of gut health can be confusing and hard to navigate- so let’s try to simplify that! Our gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains trillions of organisms consisting of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast and all these combined is what we call our microbiome. Out of all these organisms, bacteria are the most prominent so therefore, the most spoken about. While we often think of bacteria as bad, th… Read More

What is the best alarm sound for better sleep and energy? Want to wake up more energetic and happier tomorrow? (And no, this isn’t a trick question!) By adjusting the sound settings of your alarm, you can make a simple change to your sleep hygiene that can have a significant impact on your day. Researchers actually found that the best way to start your day is NOT with a loud, obnoxious alarm. This can actually raise your blood pressure and increase your stress hormones. Instead, start your d… Read More


Feb 28, 2022
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from PexelsThe word fibromyalgia can be broken down into 3 parts- “fibro” meaning fibrous tissue, “my” meaning muscle, and “algia” meaning pain. This breakdown of the word correlates well with the meaning of the disorder. Fibromyalgia is characterized as a disorder that causes widespread body pain and tenderness. Fibromyalgia has also been described as widespread pain amplification. When most individuals experience an injury, they have normal pain signals that make the… Read More

Positional vertigo is dizziness or unsteadiness caused by head motion. Vertigo can affect 15-20% of adults and account for about 25% of dizziness complaints. It is caused by the loosening and dislodgement of the crystals (otoconia) into the semicircular canals of your inner ear. This debris disrupts the flow of fluid which causes your brain to misinterpret head motion, causing dizziness. More and more studies are proving a correlation between the recurrence of vertigo and Vitamin D deficiency. V… Read More

Here are the major contributions to heart disease:Smoking: Increases the plaque in your blood vessels. This makes your heart have to work harder to pump less volume. Chemicals in cigarettes can also thicken blood and result in clots in veins and arteries which can lead to stroke.High Blood Pressure: High BP can lead to vision loss, stroke, heart attack or heart failure. Seek out medical guidance for control. High Cholesterol: With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood ve… Read More

Having low back pain during pregnancy is very common- and it’s no wonder why- the body has so many changes that happen quite quickly. During pregnancy, a woman’s uterus expands for the growing baby causing an increase in weight and a change in their center of gravity. When more weight is located near the abdomen, this leads to posture changes. Due to the change in center of gravity, many pregnant women compensate by arching their back more, causing increased pressure and strain on the muscles, l… Read More

A common condition that we see in the office is the lower crossed syndrome, which is often the result of prolonged sitting leading to muscular imbalance. These days, especially as we see the shift to more working from home jobs, many career options involve a lot of sedentary time in front of a computer. Unfortunately, this increased inactivity can cause the weak muscles to continue to get weaker and the tight muscles to shorten and tighten up even further. Lower crossed syndrome occurs as th… Read More

While the beginning of this winter provided sunny skies and warm temperatures, the colder weather is coming and quite possibly staying. With colder weather comes potential changes in pain. Many patients notice that their pain increases when the temperature drops or a storm comes in. While there is no one known cause to the changes in pain with new seasons, there are many possible explanations as to why.It is known that a drop in barometric pressure causes the muscles, tendons, and tissues to exp… Read More

Plantar Fasciitis

Jan 03, 2022
One of the most common foot conditions we see in our office is plantar fasciitis. This is a condition in which an individual typically presents with heel pain, described as sharp or stabbing. The pain is usually worst first thing in the morning, but is also painful with long periods of standing or going from seated to a standing position. Plantar fasciitis is defined as inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that spans the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes… Read More

What is a concussion? The ICD-10 is a system of codes that we as practitioners use to diagnose injuries and ailments. According to this system a concussion is categorized as a mild traumatic brain injury. It is mild in that it is usually not life threatening. However, symptoms can be debilitating. You do not necessarily have to have an impact to your head to result in a concussion. A concussion happens when the head and the body move in such a great force to cause shear of the brain inside the s… Read More