Author Archives: Dr. Kaitlin Herzog

How to Feel Confident as a New Mom During Workouts

I was talking to a personal trainer the other day about the struggles that she has with her clients. She specializes in helping women feel strong and fit, and teaches bootcamp style fitness classes, and has some one on one clients too. Her clients really like high intensity training, so she programs a lot of…

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Physical Therapy Won’t “Fix” You

That’s right, you read the title correctly. Physical therapy will NOT fix you. Why? Because you aren’t broken! Your body isn’t broken. Despite what you may have been told by other doctors, images, scans, or friends. You might have an injury, but you are not broken. The great news is that injuries heal! Your body…

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Why Virtual PT Works…

…and why you don’t need a PT to do hands-on treatment! I was talking to a classmate from college today who has been having ongoing knee pain for months now. She is an avid CrossFitter who also likes to bike and run, but her knee pain is so bad that it now hurts to sit…

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How to Get LASTING Results Instead of Band-Aid Solutions

Are you struggling with nagging pain or an injury that just won’t seem to heal? Have you been told that pain and injuries are just a part of being active? Have you tried multiple solutions, like massage, PT, chiropractic, medication, or injections and aren’t seeing the results that you want? Although this is common, it…

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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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