Why Does My MRI Report Degenerative Changes?

8 Aug 22
McKenzie Method, back pain in flexed posture picture Why Does My MRI Report Degenerative Changes?

In the United States roughly 30 million MRI scans are performed each year (Envrad, 2022). MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. MRI uses non-invasive imaging technology to produce a three-dimensional, detailed images of the body.  In fact, MRIs do not expose the body to any radiation! MRIs are a great imaging tool, but are very […]

13 Jun 22
What is the Importance of the Vestibular System?

There are 3 components that work to create balance. Eye sight, the body’s ability to sense movement and the vestibular system all work to create balance. Specifically, the vestibular plays a large roll in balance and fall prevention. In fact, patients with vestibular dysfunction have an 8-fold increase in risk of falling (Hall et al., […]

9 May 22
Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Our feet are important because they take us where we want to go. Many of us spend a lot of time on our feet during the day. However, this puts the feet in a vulnerable position for injury. An injury to the foot can be detrimental to our function and disrupt every day life. In […]

25 Apr 22
Physical Therapy Without a Prescription Do I Really Have to Do My Home Exercise Program?

Many don’t realize that physical therapy comes with homework. In fact, performing a home exercise program is a key player in a speedy recovery. Research shows that patients who adhere to their prescribed home exercises are significantly better at achieving their goals and returning to function. Nevertheless, only about 50% of patients actually perform their […]

11 Apr 22
What Causes Muscle Soreness After a Workout?

Soreness is typically loved or hated. Soreness can be a sign of an amazing workout for some people. However, soreness is almost unbearable for others. Moreover, what makes one workout cause soreness, but not others? First, let’s find out what happens in the body during a workout. What Happens When We Workout? Chemicals are the […]