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 […]

25 Jul 22
Spinal Stabilization: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

Why start with spinal stabilization exercises?  Spina stabilization is one of the top three reasons patients come in to physical therapy. Why Stabilization? Current research suggests that 1 out of 4 people will experience an episode of low back pain (LBP) within the next 6 months. This back pain will be bad enough to bring […]

6 Jun 22
Not All Stretching is The Same: 3 Ways to Stretch

There are many different ways to stretch muscles. Each way is different and has its own benefits. Stretching requires movement of a body segment past its usual range of motion. Force is applied to stress further the range of motion. Stretching can be performed either by your own body or with assistance. An active stretch […]

30 May 22
The Romanian Versus the Conventional Deadlift

We have spent a lot of time discussing the benefits of resistance training. If you missed it, check out our recent blog! When it comes to resistance training, the deadlift, squat and bench press are basic staples. The deadlift is frequently performed when the goal is leg and posterior-chain muscles. The “dead” part of deadlift […]

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 […]