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Stretching Exercises That Can Help with Your Sciatica

If you suffer from pain due to sciatica, or inflammation of your sciatic nerve, you want those aches in your lower back and legs to stop! These exercises can help relieve your sciatica symptoms. Read more.
Mar 15th, 2023

The Link Between Dehydration and Headaches

Did you know that just getting dehydrated can be enough to cause headache problems? Read to learn more about the essential role of hydration for your body, and how you can handle dehydration headaches.
Feb 21st, 2023

Treatment Options for Morton's Neuroma

Foot pain due to problems like Morton’s neuroma makes it difficult for you to get around, much less continue to stay active in a sport! Read to learn more about how you can treat Morton’s neuroma and resolve your pain symptoms.
Dec 14th, 2022

Calm Your Nerves with HFX

Nerve problems can result in chronic back pain, keeping you uncomfortable for no good reason. Did you know you can change that? Read to learn more about HFX™ spinal cord stimulation as a treatment option for chronic pain.
Nov 10th, 2022

What That Chronic Buttocks Pain May Mean

Do your low back, buttocks, or upper thighs ache and hurt chronically? You could have an underlying problem that needs to be diagnosed and treated. Read to learn more about the potential causes of buttocks pain.
Oct 12th, 2022

Hurt on the Job? Take These Steps Immediately

If you get hurt while you’re at work, it’s important to take the right steps in order to receive workers’ compensation, or workers’ comp. Read to find out what you should do next if you’ve been hurt or injured on the job.
Aug 1st, 2022

Telltale Symptoms of a Hip Labrum Tear

Your hip joint involves complex parts like the labrum, a ring of cartilage that runs around your joint and acts like a seal. If you suffer a tear to your hip labrum, you may suffer from loss of motion or pain. Learn the signs of a hip labrum tear.
Jun 1st, 2022

Is Working from Home a Pain in Your Neck?

Working from home has some benefits when it comes to cutting your commute time, but are you finding that your levels of neck pain have increased? Keep reading for helpful information about protecting your neck while working from home.
May 1st, 2022

What Is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

If you suffer from persistent or chronic back pain, you need lasting relief. Read to learn more about spinal cord stimulation (SCS), and how this procedure can help you take back control of your life from chronic back pain.
Apr 6th, 2022

Signs You Have TMJ

Issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in your jaw can lead to symptoms like pain in your jaw and head, or even problems with the movement of your jaw. Read to learn more about the signs of TMJ, as well as treatment options for your relief.
Mar 3rd, 2022

Habits That Are Making Your Sciatica Worse

Sciatica pain can be severe, shooting down from your low back and buttocks into your leg, along one side of your body. Some of your daily habits could be causing or aggravating your sciatica pain. Read to learn more.
Feb 9th, 2022

Is an Epidural Injection Right for You?

Persistent back, leg, or neck pain cramps your style. Could epidural steroid injections help with your pain? Read to learn more about this minimally invasive treatment option, and if you could be a candidate.
Jan 13th, 2022

5 Benefits of Prolotherapy

Could you benefit from prolotherapy injections? Read on to learn more about this pain-relieving procedure that can be an effective alternative to surgery.
Nov 14th, 2021

Is Your Knee Pain Caused by a Baker's Cyst?

Could a Baker’s cyst be the reason for the feeling of pain and tightness behind your knee? Read on to learn more about the symptoms of a Baker’s cyst and effective treatment options to relieve your knee pain.
Oct 14th, 2021

What's the Source of Your TMJ Pain?

Problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can result in chronic facial or jaw pain. When you figure out the cause of your TMJ pain, you can take steps to improve your condition and resolve your symptoms. Read on to learn more.
Sep 9th, 2021

4 Effective Treatments for Sciatica

Sciatica can result in pain that seems like it starts in your lower back and radiates down through your legs and even your feet. The good news is, there are lots of highly effective treatment options for sciatica. Read on to learn more.
Aug 17th, 2021

When to See a Specialist About Fatigue

Everyone feels tired sometimes. So how do you know when you should seek medical evaluation for fatigue? Read on for what you need to know about making the call to get checked out for chronic fatigue.
Jul 9th, 2021

Why Do I Keep Getting Headaches?

If you keep getting persistent headaches, you might be at your wit’s end wondering why. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of persistent headaches, and what you can do to get the relief you need.
Jun 29th, 2021

5 Lifestyle Habits That Fuel Back Pain

If you’re suffering from back pain, your lifestyle and habits could be more to blame than you realize. Read on to learn about the habits that could be causing your back pain, and how to make changes for real relief.
May 23rd, 2021

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

Could your health and wellness benefit from hormone replacement therapy? Hormone treatment can help reduce fatigue, improve performance, and balance your mental health. Read on to learn more about hormone therapy.
Apr 16th, 2021

5 Common Causes of Knee Pain

Are your knees achy or painful? Knee pain is a common issue for many. Keep reading to learn some of the most likely causes of your knee pain, and what you can do to get your knees back to full and painless function.
Jan 24th, 2021

What's Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

You can end up with shoulder pain as a result of an injury, but what could cause your shoulder pain if you haven’t experienced a trauma? Keep reading to learn more about potential causes of shoulder pain and what you can do to resolve the problem.
Dec 10th, 2020

Living With Fibromyalgia

Do you suffer from pain due to fibromyalgia? A chronic health condition like fibromyalgia doesn’t have to take over your life. Keep reading for helpful tips and tricks to improve your quality of life after your fibromyalgia diagnosis.
Nov 16th, 2020

What Are My Options if I Have Degenerative Disc Disease?

Repetitive stress and the strains of time can damage the discs in your spine. If you have degenerative disc disease, you have options to restore your spine and resolve symptoms of pain or lack of mobility. Keep reading to learn more.
Oct 20th, 2020

Scapular Winging

Scapular winging is a condition wherein the shoulder blade moves excessively away from its normal position on the thoracic region of the back. This can cause pain and weakness as well as loss of function and can be a problem cosmetically.
Apr 16th, 2017

Health Benefits of Bone Broth

With the temperature dropping and winter coming keeping healthy is important to help stave of colds and other illnesses...
Apr 2nd, 2017

Staying on Track

Having trouble sticking to your home exercise program while you are in PT or after you are discharged? There are fortunately many different ways for you to stay on track with your exercises and routine.
Mar 26th, 2017

Get Moving!

After writing about managing neck and upper back pain while on an airplane, I decided to write about an unpleasant experience I had while on a long flight to prevent you from having the same experience!
Mar 19th, 2017

Women’s Health: Chestedness and Mid-Back Pain

If your breast size is on the larger end of the spectrum and you contend with mid back pain frequently you may be wondering how to combat the musculoskeletal effects of your breast size. If you’re diligent about proper bra size and fit and know that...
Mar 5th, 2017

Eat to Naturally Boost Your Metabolism

No matter what your fitness goals are one fairly common objective for many is the boosting of their metabolism. Simply put, your body’s metabolism is the way in which it utilizes energy to meet your physical needs and fuel your body both when...
Feb 9th, 2017

Facts about being a Physical Therapist: Did you know?

Physical Therapy is a fascinating field since the dawn of its conception in the 1920s. Since that time the field of Physical Therapy has grown to an entity that has been pushing the envelope to what therapist can and cannot do.
Feb 2nd, 2017

Benefits of Endurance Exercise

When you read the benefits of aerobic exercise, it’s a no brainer to include steady state cardio or circuit training between 120-130 bpm for 25+ mins in your workouts.
Jan 26th, 2017

My Back Hurts! Should I Have it Manipulated?

Do you have low back pain that began recently? Are you curious about your treatment options? The first question that you may have is “what is spinal manipulation?” You may have heard people talk about it as a safe and effective way of treating back pain...
Jan 20th, 2017

Preparing for Holiday Races

During the winter, there are multiple 5k races around the holidays. This is a fun event for family members to do together to create traditions and memories around the holidays.
Jan 19th, 2017

Olympic Lifting: Bigger, Faster, Stronger

Olympic lifting brings beauty and beast mode into one graceful movement. The sheer power and technique is a delight to watch during the Summer Olympic Games. The two movements that are considered to be Olympic lifts are the Clean & Jerk and Snatch.
Jan 12th, 2017

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures in healthy individuals are usually the result of sudden increases in physical activity over a period of a few to several weeks.
Jan 5th, 2017

Travel Comfortably

As the temperature outside transitions into more of a brisk sensation, I have noticed an increased number of patients mentioning travelling somewhere warm! Because of this, I figured I would offer the best tip for managing neck and upper back discomfort...
Dec 29th, 2016

How to Stay Fit During the Winter

Now that it is cooler weather people are more inclined to stay inside and hibernate rather than getting outside to run or walk because of the chilly change in temperature. Fortunately, there are tips to continue to exercise and stay healthy during...
Dec 15th, 2016

Compound Exercises: More Bang for the Buck!

In most situations when it comes to working out, people often use the excuse “I do not have time to dedicate myself to the gym.” Before becoming a License Physical Therapist, I was a personal trainer and strength coach.
Dec 8th, 2016

Time to Take Charge

You probably hear people say it all the time: “I don’t have time to exercise. I’m busy. I have too much going on.” Whether you believe these to be excuses or reasons isn’t the issue in this blog. This isn’t about condemnation.
Dec 1st, 2016

Machine vs. Free Weights: How do I choose?

The topic of conversation you will most likely have at the gym is to choose between weighted machines or free weights. A question you may ask yourself is: How do I choose? or Which one is better for me?
Nov 29th, 2016

Thanksgiving Health Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It is that time of the year were people are okay with unbuttoning those...
Nov 22nd, 2016

Turkey Trot Tips

If you’re planning on running a turkey trot later on this month first of all let me just say GOOD...
Nov 21st, 2016

Importance of Recovery Time

Taking a rest day after a bout of exercise is just as important as the workout itself! This recovery period allows the body to repair and strengthen itself. A person who does not take enough rest/recovery days can suffer from “overtraining syndrome”.
Nov 20th, 2016


Everyone understands that after a surgery they go to physical therapy for rehabilitation, but what many people don’t know is that attending physical therapy prior to a surgery is just as important!
Nov 20th, 2016

Spilling the Fall Tea

Now that the colder weather is upon us many will be indulging in their favorite hot beverages. Many people are tea drinkers and with good reason.
Nov 15th, 2016

Fall Stew

Now that it’s cold outside now you may have already dusted of that good ol’ crock pot. Whipping up crock pot recipes is an easy way to make a filling and warming meal for you and your family.
Nov 8th, 2016

Removing The Ac

If you have wall unit air conditioners that you need to remove and store for the fall/winter here’s some tips to help you be mindful of not injuring yourself while doing so.
Nov 1st, 2016

Halloween Fright Night

Tempted to bust into your kiddos trick or treat candy??? Well, GET READY FOR A FRIGHT!! Those tiny treats may be smaller in size but they still pack a hefty punch.
Oct 25th, 2016

Pass (on) the Pumpkin Latte

It’s fall now and everybody is on pumpkin overload. It truly is a great time of year. The trees look beautiful the weather is gorgeous and folks are decorating their homes in a festive way which means, you guessed it, pumpkins everywhere!
Oct 20th, 2016

Why Sleep is Important to your Well-Being

In a world where time is essential and peoplekeep pushing their limits,sleep is one of many sacrifices that gets the short end of the stick. Sleep for the average adult should be between seven to nine hours undisturbed. With too little sleep comes with...
Oct 13th, 2016

What is Cupping?

The latest therapy trend after the 2016 Olympics You have all witnessed as you watched the Summer 2016 Olympics when Michael Phelps made his debut at the Brazilian swimming pool.
Sep 29th, 2016

3 Myths and Facts about Sleeping

1. The older you get, the fewer hours of sleep you need. According to the National Sleep Foundation recommended sleep...
Sep 23rd, 2016

Here Comes Fall

Summer is coming to a close, vacations are ending, and the kiddos will soon return to school. From pumpkin spiced everything to bonfires, hoodies, leggings and Ugg boots, you’re probably noticing all of the little reminders of the fall season...
Sep 12th, 2016

Stop Sitting

Our bodies aren’t designed to sit all day. The evolution and advancement of technology has caused a de-evolution in our physical sustainability. Studies are showing that on average people with desk jobs are now sitting more hours per day than...
Aug 7th, 2016

Seasonal Allergy Survival

Allergy season is upon us! Many patients contend with the havoc seasonal allergies wreak on their wellbeing this time of year. If you are someone who struggles with this yearly, and needs help with making it through these crucial first weeks...
Jul 24th, 2016

Why are my fingers numb?

Do you ever wonder why sometimes your fingers feel numb in certain positions and awaken you from sleep at night? What could be causing these pins and needles? Where is it coming from?
Jul 20th, 2016

Help, I’m constipated!

Are you afraid to talk about constipation? Unfortunately, constipation is known to be a side effect of some of the most commonly prescribed medications for pain. Constipation is a very serious problem that can ultimately lead to fatigue, nausea...
Jul 19th, 2016

Ok, I’am Better

You’ve just spent months undergoing chiropractic care and physical therapy for your injury or condition. You’ve arranged your appointments around your already busy schedule and put in the time and work required to give your body its best chance at healing.
Jul 17th, 2016

Flip Flop Fever Fest

The summer and hot weather is upon us!!! Now is the time of year that more and more folks will ditch their conventional footwear and opt for sandals and flip flops. Although many manufacturers are producing more ergonomically sound designs...
Jul 10th, 2016

Posture and TMJ

Are you suffering from Upper Cross Syndrome or TMJ Disorder and you can’t find any relief? Look no further. Performance Spine and Sports Medicine will use an integrated approach to help treat your pain so you can live your life pain free, drug free...
Jul 5th, 2016

Eat Your Breakfast

Now that the weather has broken, and our chilly rain days seem to be a thing of the past, it is getting hotter earlier in the mornings. Many people site skipping breakfast in the summer months stating that it is too hot for them to eat so early...
Jul 3rd, 2016

Where are my abs

Core-strengthening is a common activity recommended for patients with low back issues. The reasoning for this is due to the fact that the core is the largest low back stabilizer the body naturally has.
Jun 26th, 2016

Tennis Elbow

Do you suffer from tennis elbow? Then you know how debilitating it can be. Have you had a steroid injection that didn’t work? Are you wearing a brace that doesn’t work or only works a little bit while wearing it?
Jun 20th, 2016

Getting Good Night’s Sleep

It’s a known fact that most Americans are sleep deprived: are you? Sleep is such a vital part of our lives; however, in today’s society it is one of the things that is most neglected. Sleep keeps us healthy as human beings.
Jun 20th, 2016

Opiate Overdose

There has been significant media buzz around opiate overdose since the death of music legend, Prince. Prince had apparently been taking Percocet for a hip problem. It is unclear where things went wrong for Prince, but this problem is all too common...
Jun 20th, 2016

Stress Beaters

Exercise and breathing exercises are the best way to reduce stress. For some people if they are short on time I suggest they take 5 minutes out of their day to sit somewhere quiet and focus on their breathing of deep breaths in and out...
Jun 19th, 2016

School Bag

This blog is going to address carrying a heavy schoolbag, but really the information can be carried to carrying a heavy bag in general.
Jun 13th, 2016

Safe Running tips

Now that the weather is warmer it is common for people to start transitioning from the gym to running outside again. Here are some tips to promote safety when running this spring and summer!
Jun 5th, 2016


Ever wonder why we are told to eat 9 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day?
May 29th, 2016


Ever go into a grocery store and see a large spherical/pear shaped fruit that is green/orange and quite exotic looking?
May 23rd, 2016

The Importance of Chewing Your Food

<p>Many people suffer from gastrointestinal problems. Often expensive testing is done that frequently shows no structural abnormalities. Most physicians are not equipped to treat functional gastrointestinal disorders.
May 20th, 2016

Why Am I So Moody?

Ladies, are you suffering from any of the following symptoms? Anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, pain & inflammation, osteoporosis, heavy periods, hypersensitivity, nervousness, migraines, weight gain, decreased libido...
May 20th, 2016

Control Your Pain

Have you had pain for more than six months? That means you are suffering from a debilitating condition known as chronic pain. Believe it or not, there are several types of chronic pain.
May 20th, 2016

Hip Extension

Loss of hip extension range of motion is a common problem we see in PT. This can be related to symptoms in the lower back, hips, knees or ankles.
May 17th, 2016

Tips to exercise when you are really busy

Making sure that you find time to exercise is difficult for a lot of people especially for people with careers and children in their lives. Fortunately, there are a few ways to try and promote a healthy life style where you can raise your heart rate...
May 5th, 2016


A lot of women are embarrassed by feelings of pelvic pressure associated with pelvic organ prolapse.
Apr 19th, 2016

Pain while travelling

A common complaint for people who have to drive or fly far distances for work or travel is that their back begins to ache while sitting for a prolonged period. There are a few ways to try and reduce this pain for the everyday traveler.
Apr 12th, 2016

Detox Diets

Detox diets are common with people trying to “cleanse” their bodies of toxins accumulated from food, drink, the environment and even stress. These diets promise to boost energy, help you lose weight, clarify the skin, reduce headaches and decrease...
Apr 6th, 2016

Cold Vs Flu

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night coughing, sneezing, and achy all over?
Mar 31st, 2016

Leaky Gut

Do you experience digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome? Do you suffer from seasonal allergies...
Mar 4th, 2016

Exercise and endorphins

Exercise can be a great way to improve stress and energy levels in certain individuals. Endorphins are known to be correlated with exercise which can improve mood and relaxation.
Mar 4th, 2016

Best Biceps Exercise

The biceps brachii is one of the most trained and sought after muscles among those who perform resistance training. But...
Mar 4th, 2016

Slipping on ice

Slipping on ice is a common winter injury that can result in hip or wrist fractures typically. In order to prevent a trip to the emergency room, safety precautions are necessary during snowy and icy weather.
Mar 4th, 2016