Pain cannot typically be reduced to something as simple as weakness of a muscle. Not everyone with back pain has a weak core and not everyone with knee pain has weak hips. Does performing some isolated strengthening exercises for these muscles work for some people? Yes, but...Read More
If you haven't noticed, it turned into winter earlier this week. I did a 13 mile run the over the weekend in shorts and a long sleeve shirt and today winds are 20+ mph and it's about freezing. I know there are some people that enjoy running in the winter, but for those of us that don't, winter is a great opportunity to shift into a different exercise routine.Read More
Our ultimate goal is to help people become more efficient in their postures and movements. In accomplishing this, we don't blindly look just at the thing that hurts and perform heavy handed massages and borderline uncomfortable stretches to that area. Instead, we look for several small things throughout the body and make little improvements that begin to add and build on each other.Read More
“The principal finding in this study is that, in general, running is not associated with osteoarthritis,” Dr. Eduard Alentorn-Geli, of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic...
This is belief is often held when people have knee pain with running or are new to running and aren't quite sure what they are getting themselves into. There are a lot of reasons someone can have knee pain and for each cause, there are different solutions...Read More
Summer is full of life and activities out and about trying to make the most of warmth and sunshine in Wisconsin. As you increase your activity level, you may find that you aren’t as physically capable as you once were. Or maybe you have been ignoring a nagging pain for far too long?Read More
Have you ever had a hamstring injury that just won't go away? It can hurt to run, walk, or even stretch. A young man I saw today understood all too well how much a hamstring injury can impact all areas of your life.Read More
People get stuck trying to figure out ‘what’s wrong with my knee’, rather than ‘what is it about my body that makes my knee hurt?’Read More
"To be without stress is to be without life."
The idea of being stress free at all the time at work, at home, and during recreational activities may sound great…but life happens and we wouldn't want to get too bored.
People commonly think of stress as only bad, never good. Good news, good stress exists and is called 'eustress'.Read More
I plan on losing the weight through switching to more seasonal foods and not relying on exercise. My goal is actually to be moving as much as possible so I don't need as much exercise. What's the difference?Read More
Many times fitness and exercise are based around cardiovascular fitness, high calorie burns, body image, or becoming more flexible. “I want to be in better shape” may include one or more of these ideas depending on your own personal history and goals.Read More
What can, and in many cases has, happened in looking to research articles is that we get so zoomed in on a deficit or treatment, and the clinicians providing treatment to patients forget to zoom back out and ask 'how' or 'why' this has happened...Read More
I haven't written a post in a long time...oops, but that doesn't mean I haven't had thoughts. It had always been a distant goal of mine to open up my own practice, in my own space, with my own happy clientele. This past year is the first time that I've been providing cash-based wellness services as a contracted physical therapist...Read More
This blog is meant to explain my current thoughts about chronic pain. I am not talking about short lived pain that seems to heal itself in a week or two, though these injuries can influence future events. This is talking about that pain that we have a harder time understanding...Read More