Why Are My Joints So Noisy?
All too often I get the question from one of my patients; “Why does my insert any joint of the body crack when I do this?” The snap, crackle, pops of our joints; often associated with movement, can have a wide range of causes and not all of them are medical emergencies. Years of research […]
My Back Hurts…Now What?
With an incidence rate of 80% (80% of people will get back pain at some point in their life) and $80 BILLION spent annually (that is slightly less than the amount we spend on foreign aid each year) in the treatment of low back pain, it is a HUGE issue. Those expenses include surgery, medication, […]
When Does A Sprained Ankle Require An X-Ray? Find Out Here
As a parent of 2 young children, I have encountered the age old question of “Do I really need to bring my kid into the doctor for this?” many times. As our kids grow up leading active lives, they are bound to experience some bangs, bumps, bruises, twists, and sprains along the way. Some of […]
Do You Need An MRI or Physical Therapy? Find Out Here
Don’t I need to have an MRI before you can help me in physical therapy so that you know where my low back pain is coming from? That is a common question that we as physical therapists will get when beginning treatment of a person with low back pain. The answer to that question is […]
How Much School Do You Have To Go Through To Become A Physical Therapist?
How Much School Do You Have To Go Through To Become A Physical Therapist? I have worked as a PT for 3 years now, all at OSI Physical Therapy. Throughout my time working with clients there are a few common questions that have stuck out to me. One of the main professional questions I hear […]
6 Common Questions About Dry Needling
6 Common Questions About Dry Needling 1) What is it? Dry needling is a specialty offered by some physical therapists and MDs who take continuing education on use of acupuncture needles for treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and around nerves. 2) Is it the same as acupuncture? Although we use acupuncture needles for the […]
The Difference Between A Sprain And A Strain
Difference Between A Sprain And A Strain I often hear in the training room, “I sprained my hamstring.” This sentence is very confusing to me. Mostly, because you cannot sprain a muscle. The difference between a strain and a sprain is; one is an injury to ligaments and the other is an injury to muscles […]
What Can I Expect At My First Visit?
What Can I Expect At My First Visit? Greetings! It’s Jen again. We get a lot of “ what can I expect at my first visit” (I know I appreciate knowing what is going to take place before an appointment so hopefully this will help you)questions so let me tell you what you can expect. […]
Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Rules For The Neck
Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Rules For The Neck Across orthopedic medicine, neck pain is second only to low back pain in terms of total dollars spent. So it is important to understand and use your healthcare dollars in the most effective way possible. Occasionally, x-rays and MRIs are over-utilized and add to that […]