03 Jun

Photobiomodulation: Tendinitis or Tendinosis?

A tendinopathy is a term to describe pain, swelling, and functional impairment to a tendon. Photobiomodulation (also knowns as cold laser therapy) has been shown to treat the symptoms in both tendinitis and tendinosis, as well as performing as a reliable adjunct in the rehabilitative process. The intention of this article is to shed some light on how photobiomodulation can help heal the damaged tissue. Additionally, clarity will be introduced on how tendinitis differs from tendinosis.

27 May

Our Core: The Functional Pressure System

The term “core strength” often invokes the image of ripped six pack abs and trimmed obliques. Spinal stabilization is another term that is commonly associated with core function. Although the abdominals and obliques serve important roles in generating efficient movement of our bodies, in isolation they do not serve as effective stabilizers of the spine. The intention of this article is to give the reader a functional context of how our core functions and how postural strategies impact core function.

14 Apr

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Incontinence. Constipation. Sexual dysfunction. Pelvic pain. There’s a stigma surrounding these topics in our society and we don’t often talk about them for fear of feeling embarrassed. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is a great option that’s not talked about enough to address these issues. Read on to learn how Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy can open your world to a life without pelvic floor dysfunction!

19 Feb

Jumpstart Your Health: New Years Habits for a Healthy New You

Each new year offers an opportunity for introspection. In the rehab/wellness spectrum, we often ask the question: how can we help optimize the body’s heath to enhance productivity and enjoyment within the human experience. There are many pillars to health, but if you can nail these 6 this year, you’ll be well on your way to a healthy new you! The 6 key concepts we’ll briefly discuss in this post are: sleep, enjoy, think, move, eat, connect.

23 Jul

Get Over Yourself

Spine stability allows for movement initiation from the arms and legs. The purpose of this post is not to detail movement mechanics, but rather to outline the basics of how one’s alignment affects load and force transfer through the spine.