Since its inception in the 19th century, physical therapy has revolutionized the way we treat pain. Now in October, National Physical Therapy Month, we celebrate the history of this great field, as well as its amazing benefits.
Physical Therapy After Surgery
One of my patients, Phyllis, had rotator cuff surgery in early March, two weeks before the world turned upside down due to COVID-19. For her rotator cuff surgery to be successful, Phyllis would need substantial physical therapy. This would require hands-on care, and couldn’t be done via telehealth. Phyllis was a patient of mine prior […]
Kinesio Taping: Relief for Anything from Ankle Sprains to Back Pain
Have you been to the gym working out on the elliptical, happened to look at the person next you, and noticed brightly colored tape wrapped around their shoulder? Or maybe you watched the Olympic bobsledding a few years back and noticed black tape on this athlete’s calf? A few years ago, when I had achilles […]
9 Tips to Avoid Shoulder Pain
Betty had constant shoulder pain. Her shoulder hurt doing just about anything — opening doors, sleeping, putting on her seatbelt, and even while sitting in a movie theater. As Betty is 81 years old, she and her doctor did not want her to have surgery for her torn rotator cuff.