Posts Tagged ‘pain’

Are You Lost With Your Back Pain?

Back pain is the most common orthopedic complaint amongst adult Americans. Our very own Bo Babenko, DPT helps you understand where your back pain might be coming from — and how to improve the symptoms. The McKenzie method involves 4 different movements that you can do at home to identify what’s going on and find…

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Opinion: Why Physical Therapy Doesn’t Work

Having been a physical therapist since 2005, I have seen plenty of sub-optimal rehab strategies and less-than-stellar patient care. There are definitely excellent clinicians in the field and most have good intentions, but there are just as many average or worse therapists out there as well. Furthermore, the insurance model is restrictive and has very…

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Can You Predict the Future of Your Health?

A few weeks ago, I discussed the role that physical therapy has in maintaining optimal health and slowing down the effects of aging. Today, I want to expand on that. As some would say: in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Our futures are never truly set in…

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How Physical Therapy Predicts Your Future

In my opinion, Physical Therapy as a profession has done a very poor job of explaining all that we can do. Unfortunately, most folks think of us only after they’ve gotten hurt and have seen a doctor for specific musculoskeletal issues like an ankle sprain, rotator cuff tear, or spine surgery. For these folks physical…

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How To Conquer Rotation-based Low Back Pain

With the US Open wrapping up this weekend, it couldn’t be more timely to post the third part of this series on rotation-based low back pain. While the first two parts of this series focused specifically on golf, the key points of this series can also 100% apply to tennis, and baseball as well. You…

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How Playing Golf Can Hurt You

In our last blog on this topic, I explained how playing golf can actually hurt you. Today, I will go more in depth into the injury mechanisms in a golf swing that are responsible. Once again, studies have shown that low-back pain accounts for anywhere from 18-54% of golf injuries. Injuries of the knees, hips,…

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Is Playing Golf Actually Hurting You?

Golf is one of the most popular sports in America, particularly among adults. Here in the city, I’ve seen my fair share of people both around my age (26, although some people still believe I’m 21…) and way older lugging around their golf clubs on the weekends, presumably to hit the driving range or a…

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Opinion: Why You’re "Pso" Overrated

In my time working with a lot of people who have or have had low back pain, the psoas muscle has always been brought up as the cause of their pain. It has been blamed by everyone from previous trainers, to chiropractors, to massage therapists.  On the surface, the reasoning for this is straightforward and…

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The 3 P’s of Why People Get Hurt in the Gym: Part III

If you missed Parts I and II of this series, be sure to catch up here: Programming and Periodization. In the first two installments of this series, we discussed why improper programming and periodization can actually hurt you. Last but not least, here is the third of three reasons why people get hurt in the gym: preparation.…

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