Medical, Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog

Back pain is a prevalent and often debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Whether you're a student hunched over textbooks, a professional spending long hours at a desk, or an athlete pushing your body to the limit, back pain can strike anyone at any time. Understanding the root causes of back pain is essential for both prevention and effective management. In this blog post, we will explore the top reasons for back pain and provide insights into how to alleviate and pre… Read More

Pain can be a persistent and frustrating companion, affecting our daily lives and overall well-being. While various methods exist for managing pain, trigger point dry needling has emerged as an effective and increasingly popular therapeutic approach. In this blog post, we'll delve into the benefits of trigger point dry needling, shedding light on how this technique can be a game-changer in your journey to pain relief and improved physical function. 1. Targeted Pain Relief : Trigger point dry ne… Read More

In a world where back pain and spine-related issues are increasingly common, the quest for effective and non-invasive solutions has led many individuals to explore the benefits of spinal decompression therapy. This innovative treatment offers hope for those seeking relief from conditions like herniated discs, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease, all without the need for surgery. In this blog post, we'll delve into what spinal decompression therapy is, how it works, its potential benefits, … Read More

Dealing with chronic pain can be incredibly challenging, both physically and emotionally. We see it every day and are here to help you. Everyone's experience with chronic pain is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you or someone you know is experiencing chronic pain, here are a few important points to consider: Seek Medical Help: If you haven't already, consult a healthcare professional to determine the cause of your chronic pain and explore treatment… Read More

​Oh My Aching Feet

Jun 05, 2023
As many of you know we are using shockwave therapy in our office to treat a variety of conditions. Today I’m going to address the use of shockwave therapy for foot pain. I will tell you that in my 17 years of practice I have not seen anything quite so effective at helping people get rid of their ongoing foot pain. We have many patients who have dealt with achy feet for years and years who are reporting relief and even complete resolution from their chronic pain. In fact, many of them are returni… Read More

Frozen Shoulder

Mar 15, 2023
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that affects the shoulder joint. Typical symptoms include pain and stiffness in the shoulder, which tends to worsen with time and begins to severely limit the motion of the shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder is a result from when the capsule around the shoulder becomes inflamed. The shoulder capsule is a fluid-filled sac that helps lubricate the joint. It involves connective tissue that holds the bones, ligaments, and tendons together. When i… Read More


Mar 08, 2023
Bursitis is a condition that affects the bursae, which are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near the joints. Bursae are located in areas of high friction, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and heels that can become inflamed. The inflammation is often due to overuse, but can also be from injury, infection, or medical conditions such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness around the affected joint, as we… Read More

​Jumper’s Knee

Mar 01, 2023
Jumper’s knee is a condition that affects the tendon that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. It typically occurs in activities that involve repetitive jumping or running, such as volleyball, basketball, or track and field. The repetitive stress on the patellar tendon causes it to become inflamed and painful and in some cases, micro tears or degeneration can occur. This makes it really difficult to perform activities that involve bending the knee or jumping. Symptoms of jumper’s k… Read More

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are types of injuries that occur in the elbow joint and are often caused by repetitive movements of the wrist and the arm. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is when there is pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bone. It is often caused by overuse of the muscles in the forearm that extend the wrist and the fingers, such as during tennis. Playing tennis is definitely not the only cause. It … Read More

Shockwave Therapy

Feb 08, 2023
Many of you have (literally) heard our new treatment device that we just added to the office—shockwave therapy, or radial pressure wave therapy (RPW). How does it work? Shockwave therapy is much like a rock being thrown into a calm, still lake. Once that rock hits the water, waves ripple out, ultimately affecting a much larger area. With shockwave, high-energy acoustic waves are generated and in doing so, tell the body to start repairing chronic injuries by getting rid of old, weak, or damaged… Read More