Gluteus Medius Tendinosis (A.K.A. “Dead Butt Syndrome”)

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Here are a couple articles on “dead butt syndrome”, less commonly known as gluteus medius tendinosis. It’s a problem that PT’s have had to treat for forever, but now it has a catchy name so “dead butt” has received a lot of press lately, and we are glad for that. Your rear end needs more attention than you think! The …

Knee Pain – Surgery Vs Physical Therapy

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More than 9 million people have symptomatic, x-ray confirmed arthritic changes to the knee, and 35% of people over 50 have an MRI confirmed tear of the meniscus. Two-thirds are without symptoms. Approximately 700,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries are performed each year in the US. Is it always necessary? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that might be …

Cupping Therapy

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If you watched the Olympics, you more than likely saw stories on a treatment many athletes are using called cupping therapy. Cupping has been around for hundreds of years. The art of cupping developed over time for a variety of uses, and has been most notably used as a technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM, cups are usually …

ICE VS. HEAT – Your Question Answered

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This is a question that is often asked, and many people remain confused. Let us help you answer this question! Ice is beneficial in reducing acute or chronic inflammation in your body, thus reducing pain. Inflammation can occur as a result of any injury and produces swelling. This inflammation can become chronic (meaning it lasts longer than several weeks), and …

How To Keep Your Garden From Beating Up Your Back

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It is that time of year again. The warm weather is upon us, the fresh air is inviting and our yards and gardens are in need of attention. Proper body mechanics while performing any gardening task can make the all the difference in how your body feels both during and after. Many people forget that yard work is like a …

Starting A New Exercise Program? Tips On Injury Prevention

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The most common problem we see with people beginning an exercise program is lack of planning; which added to enthusiasm, can be a dangerous combination. Individuals excited about a new exercise program start out too fast and too hard. This combination can result in injury and ultimately most will “fall off the wagon.”  Here are a few tips to reduce …