Patients Treat Staff To Fruit Pizza!

Two of our favorite patients treated the staff to a fruit pizza!  You’ll love their amazing story of recovery! Here is how Lyla described her experience. “My orthopedic surgeon suggested surgery as I had arthritis and very little cartilage left in my right hip!  I had difficulty and pain walking and did so with a noticeable limp.  I had great … Read More

6 Myths About Back Pain

      Back pain is the most common cause of disability.  Americans spend over $50 billion a year on treatment and remedies.  But as prevalent as it is, many misunderstandings prevail.  Here are 6 myths about back pain you should understand. 1.Bed Rest Will Always Help Back Pain No!  Most of the time, moving is actually better than bed … Read More

3 Simple Exercises for Low Back Pain

What exercises should I do for my Low Back Pain? By David Hutchinson, PT, MPT, OCS If you experience low back pain, you are not alone. Low back pain is a very common diagnosis that I have been treating for more than 20 years. Nearly everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Even I have … Read More

Manual Physical Therapy – The Magic Touch

physical therapist working on a patients knee

Often called “the magic touch”, manual physical therapy is important in the treatment of pain and immobility. A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant will use their hands to put pressure on affected muscle tissues and joints. Types of Manual Therapy SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE applies pressure to relax muscles, increase circulation, break up scar tissue and relieve pain. MANIPULATION uses … Read More

Back Pain: Physical Therapy First

man with lower back pain

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends physical therapy first in treating low back pain.  Only 10% of primary care physicians, however, recommended it to their patients in a 2010 SPINE study of 170 million doctor visits. Information published by the AAOS describes guidelines that include physical therapy for both the prevention and treatment of low back pain. AAOS Guidelines … Read More

Lower Pelvic Issues Can Cause Back Pain

Sometimes back pain can be caused by issues in the lower pelvic region.  The sacroiliac joint (or SI joint)  is located at the base of your spine and transmits all the forces of the lower body to the pelvis (hips) and lower back. Inflammation and mobility issues in the SI joint and pelvic girdle can cause lower back pain that … Read More