Category Archives: Arthritis

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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Video: Safe Lifting Techniques for Hip, Back & Knee Pain

Do you know how to safely pick up small items from the floor? Do you know how to lift a large and heavy package or item off the floor with out hurting your back? If you answered no or “i’m not sure” to either of these questions, or if you have back, hip, arthritis or…

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5 easy steps to relieve your back pain.

Do you have back pain that keeps you from being as active as you would like? Did you wake up this morning with a stiff aching back? Do you have a slipped, herniated or bulging disc? Did your back go out? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this may be the most…

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Greensboro Physical Therapist says MRI’s are not always necessary.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services increased by approximately 84% from 2004 to 2010 when the physician owned the MRI equipment/facility compared to 12%. This was reported in a recent report by the Government Accountability Office and they concluded that “financial incentives for self-referring providers were likely a major factor driving the increase in referrals.” You…

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What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a therapeutic treatment that uses gentle pressure and stretching to facilitate the release of fascial restrictions caused by accidents, injury, stress, repetitive use, and traumatic or surgical scarring. This hands-on therapy is a powerful healing technique that restores your natural motion, and allows you to return to a pain free, active lifestyle.…

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Do you know when you need a Physical Therapist? – Greensboro, NC

Do you always know when you need to see a physical therapist?  You may know when somethings is not right and you need see your physician, and you usually know exactly when you need to go to the emergency room. Hopefully after reading my blog you know that you can see a physical therapist first,…

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The best medicine for knee arthritis, diabetes, obesity, preventing fractures and heart disease.

One of the most important things you can do this year for your health is to be and stay active. I want to share with you an awesome visual lecture by Dr. Mike Evans and it is about the single 1 most important thing we can do for our health. This treatment can reduce your…

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Release Your Pain and Tightness with Myofascial Stretching

Myofascial Stretching is a unique self-treatment technique that follows the principles of Myofascial Release (MFR) as developed and taught by John F. Barnes, PT.  I teach this method of self-treatment and recommend the following book to all of my patients. Myofascial stretching results in permanent lengthening of the body’s connective tissue and can dramatically improve…

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Can you get Arthritis from cracking your knuckles? -Greensboro, NC

  “Will I get arthritis from cracking my knuckles?” This is a very common question, urban legend and myth and a topic that has many people perplexed and worried. No, cracking your knuckles will not cause you to have arthritis in your hands and fingers later on in life. A recent study concluded that “in…

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