Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog


It’s time to go back to school, which means it’s time to possibly get your children a new backpack and decide what to fill it with. Back pain in children is on the rise and there are some beliefs that part of the problem is due to heavy or ill-fitting backpacks. There are a few things to consider when picking out a backpack, deciding how much to put in it, and teaching your children how to properly wear them. Backpacks should be no more than 10-15% of your children’s bodyweight. A backpack that… Read More

Yellow- Menisci, Blue- PCL and ACL, Red- Medial and lateral collateral ligamentsKnee pain is something that is commonly treated in our office. The pain can be located anywhere in or near the knee- the front, back, medially, and laterally. To better understand where our knee pain is coming from, I think that starting with the anatomy of the knee is beneficial!The structure of the knee joint is made up of 3 main bones which are the femur (the thigh bone), the tibia (the shin bone), and the patella… Read More

The weather is heating up and doesn’t look to be showing any signs of cooling off anytime soon. As we start to reach temperatures into the high 90’s it is important to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Both conditions are forms of heat illness and range on a spectrum from not-so-serious to “call 911 immediately”. As the temperature outside goes up, it can cause the temperature in your body to spike as well. Here are some symptoms to be on the lookout for: Heat exhaustion: High… Read More

Whiplash

Jun 15, 2022
Whiplash injury- we’ve all heard it but do we all know what it means? Whiplash injury is often thought about with car accidents, but there are many more causes that can lead to this injury. Whiplash injuries can be seen with sports accidents, falls, and traumatic head injuries. The mechanism of injury is caused by the forceful back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash injuries can also be thought of as a sprain/strain injury to the neck. While the ligaments and tendons are often inj… Read More

Knee on Trac

Jun 01, 2022
To better assist the healing process, we’ve introduced a new tool into our clinic! The Knee on Trac - knee decompression system. This decompression unit is designed to assist in the treatment of healing and restoring function to the knee. It does this by slowly and gently pulling on the knee to increase joint spacing and allowing more synovial fluid to enter the space. This treatment is generally done multiple times and patients can feel the results quickly. It’s important to note th… Read More

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

Fibromyalgia

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