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Pain – The Elusive Concept

Written by Pam Showman, PT, DPT Pain is an elusive concept. While there have been attempts throughout history to define it and apply parameters to the definition, there are still things we don’t understand. Much of medicine has tried to dumb pain down a subjective...

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PAIN – not our favorite friend

    If you have peered into this particular blog, let me start by saying that pain is NOT a weakness. Across a lifetime, it is an inevitable thing we face - ALL of us - to some degree or another, for various reasons. As it pertains to physical therapy, perhaps the...

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Pelvic Health: Fact vs Myth

Written by Pam Showman, PT, DPT There are a lot of myths surrounding the topic of pelvic health and fitness, especially around what priorities should be prior to, during, and after pregnancy. There are also misunderstandings about who the topic of pelvic health tends...

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Bone on Bone: What is OA?

You’re fifty-five years old and your knee has been bothering you off and on for the last three years. It has progressed to the point that you finally decided to visit the doctor. After an hour in the waiting room and a set of x-rays, the doctor has his report. You...

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Imaging: Friend or Foe?

Many of us have been there. We start to have pain and get sent to get an x-ray or an MRI to confirm or deny a hypothesis about a structure that may or may not be involved in our discomfort. There’s quite a bit of uncertainty there. The general habit is to then...

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Trigger Point Dry Needling…What Is It Actually Doing?

Trigger point dry needling (TDN) is quickly becoming a reliable, fast and effective way for physical therapists to treat pain and dysfunctions in muscles, however, most people are unfamiliar of the uses and effects of this technique. Many of our clients are interested...

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