Rehab

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. 

Ankle Sprains in Ultimate Frisbee 

Ankle Sprains in Ultimate Frisbee 

In this post, we will discuss everything an ultimate frisbee player needs to know about ankle sprains including what ligaments are injured, when x-rays are needed, and how ankle sprains are commonly treated. 

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. 

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. 

What you can do for patellar tendon pain

What you can do for patellar tendon pain

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints in the active community. One cause of knee pain is patellar tendinopathy, also called jumper’s knee. Patellar tendinopathy is an overload condition felt just below the knee cap. The treatment for patellar tendinopathy can consist of joint mobilization, manual therapy, and exercise. This blog post will discuss what causes patellar tendinopathy and how it can be treated. 

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.  

Preventing Injuries by Building Tissue Capacity

Preventing Injuries by Building Tissue Capacity

Preventing injuries is a difficult feat because there are so many different factors involved. Increasing the tissues capacity to tolerate load can help reduce the risk of injury. This blog post will define what tissue capacity is and the role it plays in rehabilitation and preventing injuries. 

What is the best exercise for low back pain?

What is the best exercise for low back pain?

Low back pain is one of the most common issues experienced in our society. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every four Americans report an episode of low back pain in the previous three months! Core strengthening exercises are often given for the treatment and prevention of low back pain. However, since there are so many different ways to strengthen the core, it is easy to get confused on where to start and which exercises are best.