Have You Been Diagnosed with a Rotator Cuff Tear and Told You Need Surgery?

Have you been diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear and told you need surgery? Well, in the video below with Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy, we tell you exactly what you need to know after that diagnosis. We’ve seen a lot of people with rotator cuff tears and they are extremely common, even…

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Why Your Injury Isn’t Because You Lift Heavy Weights

Why Your Injury Isn’t Because You Lift Heavy Weights

Today, I want to share a story with you about my own body and where I hurt myself doing Crossfit. Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy and I treat patients every day who have some kind of injury or pain from working out. In this video, we talk about why exercising can make you…

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What Does it Really Mean for Your Back to “Go Out of Place?”

What Does it Really Mean for Your Back to “Go Out of Place?”

Are you concerned your back might have “gone out of place” or worried that because your back hurts, something is really wrong? Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy and I are here to tell you that you don’t need to be concerned. Your back is really strong and doesn’t “go out of place” the…

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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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