Are you bringing the right solution to the problem?

Are you bringing the right solution to the problem?

The concept of bringing the right solution to match a problem can be applied in a host of situations.  In this context, I’m talking about pain and injury.  If you have orthopedic-related pain (meaning in muscles, joints, or tendons/ligaments) and you find yourself...
4 Great Exercises for Runners

4 Great Exercises for Runners

Training recommendations for runners vary widely.  There are some who believe that all you need to do to be a good runner is to run more, and so all they do is run.  In my career as a doctor of physical therapy, I’ve observed over the years that those who...
Bruises and Sprains and Strains!  Oh My!

Bruises and Sprains and Strains! Oh My!

Ouch!  You’ve sprained your ankle, tweaked your back, or twisted your knee and IT HURTS!  Now what?!?!? Movement is Medicine! In the not too distant past, the standard treatment for a musculoskeletal injury was immobilization or bedrest.  We now know that lack of...
Ankle Sprains: 3 Steps Physicians Should Follow

Ankle Sprains: 3 Steps Physicians Should Follow

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in athletes and physically active people. When working with patients who have an ankle sprain, it is important that clinicians work hard to get these individuals back on their feet and functioning normally as soon as...
Healthy Holidays: Mobility On The Go

Healthy Holidays: Mobility On The Go

It’s about that time of year where snow paints the branches of the trees, ice coats the lakes, and the cool winter air hits your face as you step outside each morning. To most people, you’d think it’s January, but here in the northland this is called your...