TMJ PAIN AND TREATMENT

TMD is a condition in which a person has limited jaw opening, difficulties with chewing or closing the jaw and sometimes “popping and clicking” within the jaw joint itself.  When I tell people that physical therapy can help with TMD, they are often surprised....

Everything is Connected.

Everything is connected When I first started as a physical therapist, I took tons of continuing education courses.  I threw myself into all of the evidence-based research courses that I possibly could.  After doing this for about a year post-graduate school,...

Endometriosis is Treatable!

Endometriosis can seem like a perplexing and frustrating diagnosis for women to receive.  In fact, any search for endometriosis on google will show minimal treatment options available that mostly include surgery and medications.  Well, I’m here to tell you...

Hip/Pelvic/Back Pain and Dysfunction

One of the more stable joints of the body is our hip joint.  Specifically called a “Ball and socket” joint there are several movements that should occur at the hip to allow for normal every day function. To be very specific, there are 6 movements: Flexion,...

A New Organ–The Interstitium

Well, the title may be a tad bit misleading, as this organ has always been around, but it is just gaining the monumental notoriety it so rightfully deserves! In Physical Therapy school, we were taught all of the primary organ systems, and our main focus was always on...

Low Back Pain Specialist?!

Are you among the 85% of Americans who has already suffered from some form of Low back pain in your life?  I know that I have, and the pain was debilitating, excruciating, and downright terrifying…and this statement is coming from someone who knew exactly what...

Causes and Treatments for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a diagnosis that many doctors and therapists alike consistently come across in practice. So many questions need to be answered, but what is certain is that chronic pain is a complicated, debilitating and a downright life changing ailment affecting...

Shoulder pain–or something else?

Shoulder pain can often be extremely debilitating, causing us to lose sleep, have difficulties lifting/carrying items and even getting dressed/undressed.  Often people wait it out, thinking it will get better and eventually go away, only to find that it often gets...