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. 

Why You Should Rehab Your Injury

Why You Should Rehab Your Injury

There are many different treatment strategies used to treat musculoskeletal issues. Joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, motor nerve stimulation, exercise, kinesiology tape, etc… are all common treatment options used to help decrease musculoskeletal pain. This blog post will discuss why rehabilitation is important to the recovery of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. 

The Dark Side of the Brain

The Dark Side of the Brain

The brain is constantly changing, thanks to neuroplasticity. These changes can be positive things such as learning to play a new game, but they can also be negative such as what happens with persistent pain. This blog post discusses the role of neuroplasticity in creating chronic pain and how to re-train the brain to reduce chronic pain.  

Why Pain & Injury Aren’t Synonymous

Why Pain & Injury Aren’t Synonymous

We often think that injury and pain are synonymous. We experience pain when we sprain our ankle or accidentally hit our thumb with a hammer, which makes perfect sense. But does the presence of pain actually mean that there is always an injury to the tissue? This blog post will discuss the difference between pain and injury and why it is important. 

Why Mobility Doesn’t Fix Everything

Why Mobility Doesn’t Fix Everything

If you’ve suffered an injury in the previous two years, chances are someone has told you to do some sort of mobility work (foam rolling, lacrosse ball, stretching, etc…). Low back pain? Roll on it. Knee pain? Roll on it. Headaches? Uh, I guess roll on it. It seems like mobility work is the answer for every sports injury. This blog post will discuss why mobility work doesn’t fix everything and what you should be doing to prevent sports injuries. 

Can high chronic workloads protect against injury?

Can high chronic workloads protect against injury?

Predicting injuries is a very difficult task because there are so many factors that contribute to an injury. One of the most common causes is due to overuse. The term “overuse” is a poor term to describe these injuries because it implies that there is a certain amount of use that is optimal. A better way to describe these injuries is to describe them as a training program error, where the workload was increased too quickly for the body to adapt to. This blog post will discuss proper training programing and also how high chronic workloads can actually be protective against injury. 

I Pronate, You Pronate, We All Pronate - Why Pronation Isn’t The Devil

I Pronate, You Pronate, We All Pronate - Why Pronation Isn’t The Devil

Chances are if you’ve ever suffered a lower extremity injury, someone has told you that it was because you pronate when you walk or run. While it is true that you pronate with each step, it is not necessarily true that it is because of pronation. This blog post will discuss the normal gait cycle and why pronation may not be the reason for your pain. 

4 Simple Ways to Improve Thoracic Mobility

4 Simple Ways to Improve Thoracic Mobility

Thoracic pain and stiffness is a common complaint experienced by many. The thoracic spine, commonly referred to as the mid-back, is composed of 12 vertebra bones between the neck and low back. This blog post will discuss why thoracic mobility is important and four exercises you can do to improve your mobility. 

How Exercise Helps with Tissue Healing

How Exercise Helps with Tissue Healing

Exercise therapy seems to be a panacea for just about all human aliments (depression, anxiety, low back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, etc…). Sometimes it isn’t clear how exercise can help with tissue healing such as tendinopathies and cartilage issues. This post will discuss how exercise can help with musculoskeletal tissue healing.