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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Self-Myofascial Release & Trigger Point Therapy with an Inflatable Ball

Myofascial Release is not only an awesome and highly effective treatment technique to receive during a therapy session, it can be used at home and this is what makes it stand out from the crowd. Self Myofascial Release using a small inflatable ball feels good, can reduce your pain and symptoms as well as prevent…

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A Physical Therapist’s Journey Back To Running – 1 Year Update

Well, it’s been just over a year since I transitioned from riding my bicycle to running and I want to share my insights and thoughts 1 year in. As you can read in my previous posts, Part 1 and Part 2, I started running again for exercise about a year ago after I finally realized…

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What Is The Single Most Important Thing For Living A Healthy Life?

What is the one most important things you can do this year for your health? Go for a brisk walk, be and stay active. Move and Use Your Body! Movement is the best thing for your body, even when you have pain or are injured. I want to share with you an awesome visual lecture…

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Pain & What To Do About It In Less Than 5 Minutes

Pain. We all experience it, but yet we all experience it in different ways. Pain is proportional to the perceived threat. Pain is the check engine light of your body. The longer we experience pain, the more sensitized we are to it and the earlier our body feels pain to a stimulus or threat. In…

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Inteview with Tracy Shuford PA-C of College Hill CrossFit in Greensboro, NC

Recently I had the pleasure to sit down to lunch with Tracy Shuford PA-C to talk about life, geek out about orthopedic injuries, and learn more about Crossfit. In this interview we define Crossfit and Functional Movement, discuss common misconceptions, Injuries and Crossfit, what to do to prepare for your 1st Crossfit class and why…

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