Not all Physical Therapy is Created Equal

I’ve been in clinical practice almost ten years as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.  Often, patients will come to my clinic because they have received physical therapy elsewhere and have not been happy with their care or the results of their treatment.  They are often hesitant to participate in physical therapy because “it didn’t work before” or “physical therapy doesn’t work” or “exercise will make my pain worse.”  Not all physical therapy is created equal.  Think of this as a guide to help you ensure that you’re receiving the best possible care! You should never be handed a sheet of paper with exercises on it and be told to “do these.”  After a thorough examination your physical therapist sho

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

We have all had times in our lives where adversity strikes, often when we least expect it. Some instances are more significant than others such as the death of a loved one or another life-altering event. Other events can be less stressful, but can still have profound effects. No matter the event or situation, it is often how we respond that plays a large role in how we move forward in life. The point in life where adversity first hit me was over 24 years-ago one day in January, 1994. It was a pleasant afternoon, after a morning hockey game, that my friend and I decided to sled behind my house. This hill was a popular place that all of the kids in my neighborhood enjoyed to go sledding. I wa

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