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How to Prevent Knee Pain When Hiking

How to Prevent Knee Pain When Hiking

Hiking is a popular way to stay active during the summer months – but it can also wreak havoc on your knees. Personally, I love to hike. I plan on conquering the Old Rag mountain this Fall again – and the very last thing I want is for knee pain to get in the way ofRead More…

Are Flip flops Aggravating Your Plantar Fasciitis?

Are Flip flops Aggravating Your Plantar Fasciitis?

While Summer is officially over, it was a flip flops and sandal season for many. Unfortunately, this also typically results in a rise in foot pain and plantar fasciitis cases. One of my readers recently wrote to me and asked about this. Here’s What Jennifer Wanted to Know: “I’ve been wearing flip flops again throughoutRead More…

Hip Flexors Always Tight? Maybe Stop Stretching

Hip Flexors Always Tight? Maybe Stop Stretching

When it comes to chronically stiff muscles – tight hip flexors are the second most common complaint I hear after tight hamstrings. Tight hip flexors are annoying, achy, and they often contribute to lower back pain. When your hips are always tight, it can interfere with your ability to enjoy walking, running, golfing, and just exercise inRead More…

Piriformis syndrome and Sciatica – PT not working?

Piriformis syndrome and Sciatica – PT not working?

I recently polled my readers regarding their most important concerns when it comes to their musculoskeletal health. In other words, what questions were they desperately seeking answers for related to back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder, or ankle pain? Here is a great question I received from John: “I’m getting Physical Therapy for lower back painRead More…

Failed Cortisone Shot? Here’s Why

Failed Cortisone Shot? Here’s Why

We see many clients in our office after “failed” cortisone shots. Just the other day – a woman came in frustrated because she had a cortisone shot to her shoulder – which did nothing – and the next step suggested for her was surgery – something she did NOT want. When you’ve got joint painRead More…

Neck Pain Not Going Away? 3 Reasons Why

Neck Pain Not Going Away? 3 Reasons Why

Over 30% of people report they have neck pain, and of those, 50% will continue to have problems without any real answers or solutions. The last 2 years of the pandemic saw people becoming generally less active, falling off their routines, and working from home in less than optimal “work stations”. It’s no surprise that people areRead More…

Shoulder and Neck Pain! Penelope’s success story…

Shoulder and Neck Pain! Penelope’s success story…

It’s Shoulder and Neck Pain Awareness Month here at Manual Medicine Spine and Sports PT – and I wanted to bring your attention to some extraordinary shoulder cases I’ve been working with recently. The first success story I want to share is about “Penelope”. Penelope is 73 years old and hasn’t been able to move or lift her (dominant)Read More…

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