Turn on any television show for 20 minutes and you will undoubtable see a commercial advertising some sort of sleep aid. Whether or not it has been identified, sleep health has become a huge issue in America, and it is slowly killing us. Before we dive into the importance of sleep health as it relates… Continue reading Sleep Health: Don’t Sleep on Sleep
Foundation is key. Ask any builder and they’ll tell you cracks in the foundation can lead to problems throughout a house. The same can be said for our body and movements. Foot and ankle efficiency is no different. If the part of the body that serves as our contact to the surface is not functioning efficiently,… Continue reading The Importance of an Efficient Foot and Ankle
Treating Tongue and Lip Ties in Babies Since August is National Breastfeeding Month, we decided this would be the perfect time to share our story about our son Cooper and his lip/tongue tie. We will outline treating tongue ties and lip ties in babies. First, we’d like to start by answering a couple questions. What… Continue reading Tongue Tied
Low Back Pain and Your Golf Game Low back pain can be limiting your golf game and an aggravating injury. Even worse when it keeps you in the clubhouse. While back pain can be caused by a wide variety of factors, here are three movement screens to assess your movement efficiency. Inability to perform these… Continue reading Back Pain Limiting Your Golf Game?
Why should I choose an out of network PT provider over utilizing my insurance? This is a common question because the traditional medical model emphasizes the use of insurance. The common question when assessing where you go to physical therapy is, “Do you take my insurance?” Unfortunately, the decision on a medical provider can be steered… Continue reading Why I Chose Out-Of-Network PT
Is My Sleep Position an Issue? If you are not getting enough sleep, you could be robbing yourself of your physical therapy rehab potential. Sleep is our body’s way of hitting the reset button with a long list of benefits including restored brain function, improved muscle recovery, and improved athletic performance to name a few.… Continue reading Supported Sleep Positions
As I discussed in the Basics of Manual Therapy post, I closely follow a three-pillar approach to improving my clients’ movement efficiency. The three-pillar approach consists of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control treatment which is essential to restore mobility and then train the client on how to use the new mobility to maintain gains and… Continue reading Three Pillars or Treatment
Manual therapy can be explained in many ways but essentially it is the use of hands-on intervention to help patients optimize their function and improve their movement efficiency. Like so many others before me, I have chosen to become a manual therapist because it provides me the option to impact my clients’ lives and guide… Continue reading The Basics of Manual Therapy
If you are one of the many suffering from muscle cramping, joint pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, numbness, tingling, fatigue, attention deficits, and poor sleep you may have low magnesium. Many people suffer from these symptoms but cannot see improvement with exercise, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, personal training or any combination of the above. Diet is often the… Continue reading Am I Magnesium Deficient?