Patient Education

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The 5 stages of rehab explained 

In this in-depth video, we explain the step-by-step process of the stages of rehab we go through in order to get you out of pain quicker. Adherence to these principles in our rehabilitation facility avoids further injury and results in faster recovery. This same formla applies for any pain whether if it’s lower back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain etc. 

Pain with overhead movement? 

This detailed video includes a real patient story who stopped playing tennis due to pain with overhead movements. Let’s take a look at our treatment protocol and see how she went from pain to performance! 

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Knee problems? you may have this movement pattern

Tibial torsion can create many problems throughout the whole body; ankle pain, hip pain, knee pain, lower back, and much more. Addressing this early can save you from surgery down the road! 

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Thoracic Outlet explained and how we help

Just because you were diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome doesn’t mean you need to continue with your surgery or go down the road of medications. There’s a reason for your pain which in this case is probably numbness and tingling. This video will explain how we can exactly help you. 

Sped up video of how we treat for TMJ issues

A little preview of how we treat for anyone with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD. Intraoral treatment will help with headaches, TMJ issues, vertigo or dizziness, and jaw pain. This is not the most enjoyable feeling during but the results afterwards are so worth it!

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Why soft tissue treatment is crucial for recovery

Every been in an injury and just haven’t been the same since?

This video discusses what your body does after trauma AND why soft tissue treatment after an injury is vital for your recovery and longevity!

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Hip Pain and lower  back pain on the same side?  

This patient was suffering from hip and lower back pain on the right side. After our assessment you can clearly see WHY he’s demonstrating that specific pain pattern. Click below to find out what our treatment plan consisted of! 

Our running analysis

Sometimes charting just isn’t enough to determine one’s treatment plan. This is another assessment tool we utilize at our facility to see what the body does during movement. Having multiple assessments is key to one’s treatment plan.

Have pain while running? Or perhaps pain afterwards? If so, come see us and let’s find out why!

Are you a desk worker that suffers from lower back pain?

If you are a desk worker who finds themselves sitting for prolonged periods of time, this video is for you!

A very important muscle is often neglected as a contributing factor to lower back pain, the psoas. The psoas is a big hip flexor which is shortened in a sitting position. 

If it is sometimes hard to stand up after sitting awhile, this is a clear indicator the psoas can be a contributing factor to your lower back pain. 

Having pain after surgery? It could be caused from scar tissue.

Have you ever had surgery and haven’t been the same since? Maybe an uncomfortable feeling that you can tell has decreased your range of motion in that particular area. 

Anytime you have an invasive surgery, scar tissue will get built up. When excess scar tissue surrounds the joints/tendons, this could impair the function of that area which could lead to immobilization or decrease range of motion. 

Manual therapy is a proven technique to reduce excess scar tissue and improve mobility. 

Here is a video of a before and after showing the results after one treatment. 

Let’s talk neck pain, or specifically pain in the back of the neck.

In todays society majority of people are always looking down. Whether it’s looking at your ipad, phone, or working at a desk. 

You begin to shorten the front muscles of your neck over time and start to develop neck pain. Majority of people will start to develop neck pain specifically in the back of the neck. 

We treat a VERY important muscle for any neck pain that originates from the front of your neck. In this video we will discuss the longus colli and longus capatis. 

As well as a video showing how we treat this tricky muscle. Enjoy! 

Pain during inhalation?

Have you ever taken a deep breath in and had a deep achy pain underneath your scapula? 

Many will just target the specific area which will only make it worse. Many don’t know but muscles in other areas will refer to the site of pain. 

This is why we take full pride in our assessments.

Check out this video explaining which muscle could be contributing to this pain and why. 

Why golfers develop shoulder pain while golfing

This in-depth video explains a recent research study which analyzed muscle activity for both arms during a golf swing. 

Injuries are created either from poor biomechanics or overuse. In this case, this study is measuring which muscles are activated the most which gives us a great indication where some of your shoulder pain could be coming from. 

If you are a golfer or enjoy the game of golf but exhibit shoulder pain which golfing, this video is for you! 

Don’t let shoulder pain get in your way for your love of golf! Enjoy!

Vertigo or dizziness

A great video illustrating how a rotated head/neck and C-1 could cause your dizziness or ‘vertigo.’ 

 

Thankfully with our assessment, we could indicate where the dizziness was actually coming from. 

 

It’s not always from unbalanced crystals in your ear 👂 

Swimmers Shoulder 

Let’s talk shoulder pain with swimming! 🏊‍♀️

 

In this video we discuss why swimmers get diagnosed with “swimmers shoulder” and what to look for to resolve this issue. 

 

Without correcting the muscles that are creating a narrowed subacromial space, this problem will never get resolved without surgery. 

 

If you’re experiencing an achy pain in the front or back of your shoulder give our office a call or visit www.nsscenter.com for more information! 

Anterior pelvic tilt 

With any patient demonstrating lower back pain we first want to evaluate the pelvis. Sometimes the pelvis will demonstrate an anterior pelvic tilt or high pelvic flexion as we like to call it. 

Most individuals with an anterior pelvic tilt will have lower back pain due to the lengthened glutes and hamstrings. 

We measure the angle of the hip flexion every assessment and can indicate if your lower back pain is coming from an anterior pelvic tilt. 

stretches for Anterior pelvic tilt 

For anyone that has an anterior pelvic tilt or high pelvic flexion, these are great stretches to incorporate into your workout routine! 

Correcting anterior pelvic tilt will help individuals with lower back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and ankle pain. 

Correcting the pelvis is vital in order to live a pain free life since it is the center of gravity. 

Reciprocal Inhibition 

Whenever it comes to rehab, we must first look at one’s structure before proceeding to strengthening. 

You must make release restricted tissue that is pulling your body into a certain distortion. Without releasing these muscles, it could negatively affect the antagonists, or opposite muscles of that particular joint. 

Many don’t realize this vital concept when it comes to rehab and this is why some get more hurt when enduring in Physical Therapy.

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Foot pain vs

Projection 

Sufffering from feet pain? 

 

Hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, Achilles’ tendon pain, and more? 

 

Have you done the traditional massage where they’ll rub the area of pain hoping for relief just to find the same pain a week later? 

 

It’s more then likely coming from a pelvic projection! 

 

With individuals that project their body weight forward have a tendency to use their toes to hold their center of gravity in order to prevent from falling forward. This is how hammer toes get created. 

 

Also being constantly projected forward will put more stretch on the plantar fascia which is how plantar fascitiis is created. 

 

Doctors probably told you this can’t be fixed without surgery or prescriptions but boy are they wrong. 

 

This is why looking at the body as a whole we often have the answers to seemingly simple solutions that puzzle even the most advanced practitioners. 

 

And this could be a reason for your lower back pain as well 

 

Why you may have shoulder pain when owning a dog!

Dealing with shoulder pain AND own a big fury friend? 🐶 

..this video is for you then! 

 

Beth was able to find the source of her patient’s shoulder pain once she discovered WHY it was happening.

 

This is why learning more about the patient’s story and activities engaged in is crucial for our treatment plan.

..this is a great example of that! 

Patient story! 

🎉 Successful Patient Story 🎉

 

This doctor diagnosed this 45-year old female with hip bursitis due from shooting pain stemming from her hip to the outside of her knee. 

 

More information gathered about her as well as her structure gave huge indications where her ‘hip bursitis’ was actually coming from 

 

Just because you get a diagnosis doesn’t mean the only alternative are shots, prescriptions, or surgeries. 

 

Get a second opinion because you’ll really regret getting those shots and surgeries recommended by your ‘doctor’ once you find out your pain is reversible without resorting to those nasty alternatives. 

Chronic sinus symptoms & sinus headaches  

Did you know that 12% of people suffer from chronic sinus’s and sinus headaches? 

 

Do you get headaches above your eye, temple region, or behind your eye? 

..If so, this video is for you! 

 

The sternocleidomastoid is a strong neck muscle that helps to facilitate drainage. When this muscle is in dysfunction, it is a common source of sinus headaches. 

 

Don’t think the weather outside is the reason for your sinus headache’s. 

 

There’s a reason why, let the experts figure that part out 🤨

Diaphragm vs anxiety 

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

 

Yes we help anxiety! But how? 

 

With no medication or therapy is there really another way to treat anxiety? 

...YES!

 

The diaphragm, located below the lungs, is the major muscle of respiration. It is a large, dome-shaped muscle that contracts rhythmically and continually, and most of the time, involuntarily.

 

Sometimes when the Diaphragm is in spasm, this will decrease the bodies ability to take a deep breath in (shallow breathing), which triggers an anxious feeling due to decreased oxygen throughout the whole body. 

 

If you experience unexplained anxiety let us help YOU! 

Whiplash

vs

disc herniations 

Have you been in a car accident where you just haven’t fully recovered since?

 

MRI reports, X-ray’s, and CT scan’s not showing the doctors any signs of why you’re still dealing with pain?  

 

Our intelligent therapist, Beth, explains how cervical disc herniations are created and what we can do to help!

 

Just because the ‘Doctors’ tell you something doesn’t always make it true. 

 

Get a second opinion from the individuals who are trained in the anatomy, or structure of the body rather than treatments directed towards chemical changes in the body, usually with medication.