Evidence Based Care

Low Back Pain Treatment - An Evidence Update 

Low Back Pain Treatment - An Evidence Update 

There are many treatment options for low back pain: spinal manipulation, massage, exercise, acupuncture, medications, surgery, etc… But which therapies are most effective for treating low back pain? This post discusses the research on various treatments for lower back pain.

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Is chronic pain caused by a malfunctioning pain system? Pain can be a frustrating experience, especially when the pain lingers after an injury has healed. This post will discuss the mechanism of chronic pain and how it can be treated conservatively. 

Treating Adductor Related Groin Pain | Sport’s Hernia 

Treating Adductor Related Groin Pain | Sport’s Hernia 

Adductor related groin pain, also called a sport's hernia, is a common cause of pain in the groin region. This condition is common in sports that require quick cutting and changes of direction. This post will discuss the pathology and treatment options for adductor related groin pain. 

Everything You Wanted to Know About Foam Rolling

Everything You Wanted to Know About Foam Rolling

Foam rolling has become a popular treatment option for many muscle aches and pains. The foam roller targets muscles and fascia to decrease pain and improve flexibility. This article will discuss what foam rolling can help with and which body areas you should focus on (and which to avoid). 

Treating Low Back Pain in Ultimate Frisbee 

Treating Low Back Pain in Ultimate Frisbee 

The treatment of mechanical low back pain involves: (1) mobilizing the hips, (2) stabilizing the core, and (3) mobilizing the mid-back. This post will discuss why these areas of the body are targeted and which exercises can help Ultimate players overcome lower back pain. 

Biceps Tendinopathy - Another Cause of Shoulder Pain

Biceps Tendinopathy - Another Cause of Shoulder Pain

Bicipital tendinopathy, often called biceps tendinitis or biceps tendinosis, is a common cause of pain on the front of the shoulder. This blog post will discuss what causes biceps tendinopathy, movements that can aggravate the tendon, and treatment options that can help with biceps tendon pain. 

Updated Treatment Guidelines for Low Back Pain

Updated Treatment Guidelines for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions in our society. The American College of Physicians recently released an updated guideline for the treatment of low back pain. This blog post will discuss the recommended treatment options for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain. 

5 Misconceptions About Tendinitis

5 Misconceptions About Tendinitis

Tendinitis is a common condition effecting the Achilles, patellar, hamstring, bicipital, and wrist extensor tendons. Although these are common conditions, there is a lot of misinformation regarding what causes tendinitis and what treatments are effective. This blog post will cover what really causes tendinitis, does pain mean damage, and whether you should rest or stretch for tendinitis. 

Developing a Core Exercise Program

Developing a Core Exercise Program

Core exercises have become a staple for managing low back issues. However, there is a lot of confusion regarding which exercises to do and how to do the exercises. This post will discuss some of the common faults with core exercise programs and how to create an effective core exercise program. 

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome has become a more commonly diagnosed condition, especially in the athletic community. FAI syndrome has been defined as pain in the hip with movement due to an altered hip joint. This blog post discusses what FAI syndrome is and its treatment options.