We neglect our shoulders at our own risk. Most of the things we do during the day—reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, swiping—rely heavily on our shoulders. But because the shoulder joint is so highly functional, it’s also complicated and pron
First off, what is pelvic pain? That’s simple: it’s any pain you feel below your belly button and above your legs. And what causes it? That’s not so simple. There’s a huge list of possibilities for women, including menstrual cramps, endometri
A little bit of pain is fine. Everyone experiences pain once in a while. It’s part of life.
But what if the pain doesn’t go away? What if it lasts for three months, or six months, or more?
That’s chronic pain, and it can be more than just
If you’re wondering whether you should see a physical therapist, you probably should.
The benefits of non-invasive physical therapy are wide ranging and include pain relief, restoration of function and movement, injury adaptation, ease of healin
Wondering if physical therapy is right for you? Has your primary care doctor suggested you see a PT, but you’re not convinced it will cure what ails you? Well pull up a physioball and have a seat, because you’re about to learn a few things. Physi
Say you have pain in the front of your knee. Your doctor runs a series of tests and rules out injuries or tears, bursitis, fractures, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, dislocation, gout… pretty much everything he can think of. Well then, you’ve got Pat
The shoulder joint is complicated business, allowing us to twist and rotate our arms and reach them up, down, forward, and back. Holding it all in place and allowing for this wide range of movement is a group of muscles and tendons known as the rotat
You’re hurt and you want to get better. It’s only natural. It doesn’t matter whether your injury is a minor muscle strain, a fractured bone, or a torn ligament—injury recovery is still a major annoyance when it keeps you from living the life
Have you taken a break from the gym due to pandemic or other life changes? Are you thinking of heading back soon? Staying fit is more complicated than it used to be, but it’s still worth the effort if you can exercise safely. In fact, it’s probab
We’ve all got a lot to worry about these days, and maybe in the big picture a sore back isn’t our number one concern. But when you add lower back pain onto all the other stresses we’re feeling, well, it could just be the straw that breaks the c