Managing Low Back Pain

Back pain is commonly experienced and yet medical management is often confusing and complex.  Research has NEVER demonstrated a link between imaging and symptoms.  Physical therapists are trained to restore and improve patients’ mobility, reduce pain, improve function, and build muscle strength. They not only develop custom programs to treat acute and persistent or recurrent … Continue reading Managing Low Back Pain

Expect to Get Better. You Probably Will.

Research has shown that positive expectations increase the chances of a good outcome. It's the old self-fulfilling prophecy; your attitude determines your approach to situations. If you believe you'll be successful, you'll likely put in more effort. You'll be more willing to try new things, take some risks and keep trying after failures or setbacks. … Continue reading Expect to Get Better. You Probably Will.

5 Effective Exercises for Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

By Tyler Wenig, SPT Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition where the joints become irritated and inflamed. This can lead to increased pain and stiffness of the joints. While it may feel difficult to move around and be active, the research shows that increasing your activity level can help manage symptoms, decrease pain, and … Continue reading 5 Effective Exercises for Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

Some Americans Pay More for Back Pain Relief, But Are They Really Getting Less?

Payless recently conducted a very telling social experiment. You probably heard about the shoechain’s stunt in the news but just to recap quickly, “The Payless Experiment” tricked consumersinto buying their typically budget-friendly shoes at sky-high markups. To carry out the cleverruse, the discount retailer invited style influencers to a (fake) launch party for a new … Continue reading Some Americans Pay More for Back Pain Relief, But Are They Really Getting Less?

Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Recommended for Patients With Long COVID

By Dr. Chris Brehm, PT, DPT In previous blogs, I wrote about how physical therapy, vestibular therapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation are well positioned to help patients recover from residual COVID 19 symptoms.  Since then, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines about how providers should treat patients with post-COVID conditions.  Within these … Continue reading Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Recommended for Patients With Long COVID