Posts Tagged ‘Pain’

Cervicogenic Headaches and Dry Needling

Cervicogenic headaches are a common cause of headaches and frequently seen in the physical therapy profession. These type of headaches can be very painful, and even debilitating.  However they differ from a true migraine. Cervicogenic headaches often have a musculoskeletal component associated with them, and that is a physical therapists specialty. People with cervicogenic headaches […]

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Physical Therapy As Primary Orthopedic Care

Many people are still not aware of this, but you can come to physical therapy FIRST!! No, you don’t need to see your doctor first. No, you don’t need to go to the orthopedist first. No, you don’t need to wait to have your pain treated.  Use Physical Therapy as primary care for orthopedic injuries.  Since 2006, the […]

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Surgery on the horizon? Make sure you PREHAB!

With Connecticut continuing to lead the country in our response to COVID-19, it has allowed many people to feel more comfortable with scheduling elective surgeries which may have been pushed off for months by the pandemic. But after months of recurring pain and increasing stiffness and restriction, are you at your best leading into your surgery?  […]

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How To Fix Your Back Pain – Woodbridge, CT

Oh what a can of worms I’m opening with this one. For everyone seeing the title and hoping I magically came up with a one-step wonder cure this week….sorry, we’re out of luck! However, the answer to how to fix your back pain isn’t all that complex. What it does take is a willingness to improve and […]

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MRI Results: Where is my pain coming from?

A picture’s worth a thousand words… or is it? Neck pain preventing you from sitting? Shoulder pain with putting on your coat? Knee bothering you going up and down stairs? For an accurate diagnosis of these ailments, you may need an MRI…or do you? Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, was once thought to be the […]

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Movement Is Medicine

If I had a dime for every patient we saw that had a complaint about lack of movement, you’d be seeing me at my beach house in the Bahamas.  Outside of pain, lack of mobility is the number one biggest complaint we get. In conjunction with pain and movement problems, the most common way for […]

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PREHAB: OPTIMIZING YOUR POST-OP RESULTS

There is a term kicked around in the physical therapy world that many on the outside still haven’t heard of: Prehab. Prehab refers to the pre-operative rehabilitation of an injured area which will be undergoing surgery in the near future. I was speaking with a family member just yesterday about their upcoming total hip replacement and this was […]

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KEYS TO SWINGING FIT AND EFFICIENTLY – DO I NEED NEW CLUBS, A GOLF PRO INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR?

As the golf industry continues to evolve in advancements in 3D swing analysis and training aides, as well as club and golf balls technology, amateur and professional players alike are looking to achieve the most effective, efficient and safely repeatable swing they can. Players all want more distance and to play well, without hurting themselves and sacrificing […]

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Hip Flexor Tightness and Why It Is Killing Your Low Back

All of us have woken up from a long night sleep with that nagging pain through your lower back. We pull our knees to our chest….no relief. We try and rotate our lumbar spine hoping for our pain to reduce….nothing. Maybe it’s that pesky piriformis muscle we all keep hearing about. But none of this […]

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