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What Pillow Should I Use When I Have Neck Pain?

What Pillow Should I Use When I Have Neck Pain?

So, you’ve got neck pain. Maybe it’s your mattress, maybe it’s your pillow. You’re unsure of what you need to buy, and you just can’t get comfortable at night. Maybe you’ve tried dozens of different pillows and haven’t found the right one, or didn’t get the promised relief? In this short video I filmed with…

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Have You Been Told You Should Never Lift Heavy Weights Again?

Have You Been Told You Should Never Lift Heavy Weights Again?

Have you ever been told you should never lift more than 35, 45, 50 pounds ever again because it will hurt your back? Your shoulders? Your knees? Or something else? In this video I recorded with Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy, we talk about why this doesn’t have to be the case. This is…

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You Have the Worst [insert body part here] I've Ever Seen!

“You Have the Worst [insert body part here] I’ve Ever Seen!”

Have you ever been told “You have the worst spine I’ve ever seen!” Or “You have so much arthritis in your knees, I’m surprised you’re still walking.” In this video I recorded with Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy, we talk about how this just isn’t the case. We hear things like this from our…

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Have you been told you should never squat again?

Have You Been Told You Should Never Squat Again?

Have you ever been told that if you squat again, you’re going to blow out your knees? Unfortunately, we hear it all the time from our patients. In this video I recorded with Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy, we talk about why it’s absolutely possible for you to get back to squatting again! The…

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Did You "Slip a Disc?"

Did You “Slip A Disc?”

Your discs don’t “slip” or “go out of place.” This is one of the biggest misconceptions people have about back pain. They think their discs “slip”, need to be “put back” and then the image this creates of what’s happening in the body leads to further pain because it seems dangerous and you are unsure…

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The One Thing They Aren't Telling You About Surgery

The One Thing They Aren’t Telling You About Surgery

One of the most common themes that we see in our patients is that they were let down by the traditional medical system. In this video, I explain why surgery should never be the first option for pain. My patients say they’ve had injections and medications and they don’t want more. Some have been offered…

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Physical therapists are people just like you. We want to live a fuller and healthier life, but we all have trouble keeping up with that while traveling. In the video below, I go over some tips I use when I travel to stay healthy! Go to an empty spot in the airport and do some…

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How to Avoid Pain Medications, Surgery, and Multiple Trips to the MD.

How to Avoid Pain Medications, Surgery, and Multiple Trips to the M.D.

By Dr. Derek Nielsen Do you suffer, or know someone who suffers, from pain? Of course, you do. We all know someone who deals with pain regularly. Pain can be very confusing, not just for the individual, but for the person treating it as well. If you, or someone you know, suffers from pain which…

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What to Do When You Have Low Back Pain

Everyone Has Back Pain Low back pain is one of the most common reasons we see patients in our office, and I would like to share with you a few thoughts and pain relief tips. Lower back pain is the number one cause of missed work and disability in the United States.  Most cases of…

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Opioids or Physical Therapy? You Choose.

Why aren’t we talking about physical therapy as an alternative to the opioid problem? Why isn’t it even a part of the conversation? The Media Problem I was listening to the Diane Rehm Show today on the Opioid problem and the CDC’s new guidelines and I recall no mention of pain education (not education on…

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