How to avoid luggage overload. Written by: MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS Backs and necks are often particularly at risk when traveling because of all the lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying done during a vacation. Between getting bags up and down stairs, in and out of cars, and...Read More
What’s a frozen shoulder?
What’s a frozen shoulder? Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI If you’ve ever had shoulder pain and searched on the internet for some answers, you’ve probably come across the term, “frozen shoulder”. It’s a term that’s been used to describe shoulder pain with limited...Read More
What’s the best running style? Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI In the New York Times, there was an article I read about barefoot running. It was similar to an older article back in March about barefoot running. They both covered the trend of running style...Read More
Summer Travel Part II: Tips for long plane and car rides WRITTEN BY: MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS We love to sit. The problem is we aren’t designed to sit for very long periods of time. Our joints stiffen up, muscles get weaker, our lungs can’t expand as they...Read More
Summer Travel Part I : Pack the right footwear WRITTEN BY: MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS In the last few weeks, I’ve had several patient’s go on vacation. As a seasoned traveler and a physical therapist I know the toll traveling can take on your body. So let’s...Read More
Heat or Ice?
Heat or Ice? Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI My patients will often times ask me, “My [insert body part here] hurts. What should I put on it? Heat or ice?” Well, my answer is that it depends on the type of injury. First, let’s...Read More
Neck surgery and physical therapy Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI This week, a patient of mine mentioned that her husband recently started having neck pain with numbness and tingling going down his arms. As we talked more, she then stated that when he went...Read More
What’s the core?
What is the “Core”? Written by: Michelle Millner, PT, DPT, OCS Did you like to play with blocks when you were a kid? Do you remember how they needed to be balanced just right when you built a tower otherwise it would all come crashing down? Human vertebrae...Read More
ACL and Physical Therapy
The ACL and physical therapy Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI If you know an athlete or is someone who’s involved in sports and exercise, then undoubtedly you’ve heard of the these three letters: A.C.L. ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. It’s a key stabilizing...Read More
Barefoot running Part 2: Feet of steel Written by: Dr. Michelle Millner, PT, DPT In my previous post, I talked about making sure you had good strength and mechanics before transitioning to barefoot running. Good strength and mechanics is important even if you are running in shoes. So...Read More