Author Archives: Dr. Kaitlin Herzog

When Physical Therapy Can & Can’t Help You

We recently had a new client come in for his first visit. He was struggling with back pain that was keeping him from doing his job as well as he would like, staying active with his family, traveling, and hiking. He had seen many medical providers, including his primary care physician, an orthopedic specialist, and…

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Why Back Pain is Like the Common Cold

If you think about it, you probably know at least one person in your life who has suffered from low back pain. In fact, most of us have even dealt with it ourselves! Did you know that research has found that next to the common cold, low back pain is the most common reason that…

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3 Ways to Reduce Pain When Temps Drop

We recently polled a group on Facebook and found that almost half of the group was experiencing increased joint pain as the weather gets colder. I even hear it in the gym all of the time. Squats will be a part of the workout, and some people will modify or skip them on a cold…

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How to Stop Waking Up in Pain

Over the weekend, I had a friend text me that she woke up with low back pain and could barely move without pain. She was worried and panicking because she was afraid that she would have to take the day off of work on Monday because of the pain, which she couldn’t afford to do.…

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How to Return to Running, and Run Further and Faster Than You Ever Have

Are you a runner who wants to improve performance and prevent injuries to keep running for years to come? If so, you are like many of the runners that we met last night at our community engagement event last night at one of our local run clubs, and we see many people just like you…

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How to Alleviate Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Did you know that low back pain is the number one most common discomfort that pregnant women report? It is so common that 50% of pregnant women will report having suffered from low back pain. Most women think that it is an inevitable part of pregnancy and that there is nothing that can be done…

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Why Physical Therapy Is Essential for Every Mom

Have you been told that now that you’re a mom, you just need to accept that you will have leakage, back pain, hip pain or that you should not feel confident in your body? Have you been told that all of this is normal and that there is nothing that you can do to fix…

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Why You Should Go See Your Physical Therapist Instead of Going to “Physical Therapy”

This week, we had a patient tag our clinic on a comment thread on Facebook where individuals were talking about their experiences at “physical therapy”. One woman was complaining that she had “graduated from physical therapy three times for the same problem” and mentioned that she never saw the same therapist, only saw a therapist…

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What Does Physical Therapy Have to Do With Breast Cancer?

Happy October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month, we will be covering all things women’s health and pelvic floor. You might be wondering, “What does physical therapy have to do with breast cancer?” Physical therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process both during cancer treatment and for cancer survivors. The…

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Do You Have Peloton Pain?

Since the beginning of quarantine, we have seen a huge increase of clients who have started making their own home gyms to continue to be active during this time, which is awesome! Many people have invested in a Peloton bike as a way to get their cardiovascular workout in, rain or shine. However, a lot…

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