physical therapy

Improve Mobility and Motion Without Surgery

By: Dan Durham, Physical Therapist/Owner

When you’re in pain, you’re open to pretty much any solution that makes you feel better. In most cases, doctors are likely to recommend pain medication or even surgery to cure what ails you.

If you read my last blog, you know how I feel about choosing physical therapy to treat chronic pain instead of using opiates to mask it. If mismanaged, or prescribed unnecessarily, opiate medications can lead to some serious issues, up to and including opiate addiction.

And now, researchers are discovering that physical therapy can be an alternative to surgery that’s just as effective and much less costly.

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Avoid Spring Cleaning Injuries

By: Dan Durham, Physical Therapist/Owner

Spring cleaning is the annual rite of passage for home owners that is often dreaded, but can never be neglected. But injury shouldn’t be the reason you’re not looking forward to it.

All of the bending, reaching and lifting that happens during spring cleaning could aggravate existing injuries, or open the door for fresh ones. Just like at the workplace, overexertion while repeatedly performing certain motions can lead to sprains, strains and lower back pain. Continue reading

Shoulder Pain: How risky is your office workstation?

Many patients attending our clinic often have no idea of the origin of their pain/immobility. When it comes to shoulder pain, one might expect a work injury, auto accident, arthritis etc., to explain their misery.

However, quite frequently their discomfort (soon to be agony) often stems from inactivity. Continue reading