Manual Therapy

Is “Pretty Good” Good Enough?

Today I’d like to share a cautionary tale we see very commonly in people who get injured but are doing really well with treatment and recovering nicely …

The person is starting to feel really good and they have returned to most of the activities that their pain was keeping the from. They are back on the trail running, playing with their kids around the house, or even back on the golf course playing the game they love.

At this point, when at a PT session, they will often say they “still feel it a little” but it is not much of a problem. This is where trouble can begin…

We know from experience that “pretty good” is not good enough, but at this point many will decide that the pain is is so minor, they don’t really need to continue treatment till it’s 100% gone.

I’ll explain exactly why this can cause big problems and cost them a lot more money than if they’d just completed that last 1 or 2 treatments and attained 100% recovery, but first let me tell my own story of making this same type of mistake.

I have a great example of my own experience with this when I was younger. I was in Mexico doing some work with local indigenous villages helping them build a school. I ate some local cuisine that I was assured was not washed with their water.  Read more

Trouble Looking Over Your Shoulder? This Technique Will Help: Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement.

 

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Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of mobilization techniques for Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps!

 

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Key Treatment Technique for Mid-Back and Neck Pain – Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization in supine

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization with patient in supine position.

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Incredible Neck Pain Treatment Technique – Distal Levator Scapulae and Infraspinatus Soft Tissue Mobilization with Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Distal Levator Scapulae and Infraspinatus Soft Tissue Mobilization

 

If you are dealing with pain and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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Awesome Technique for Treating Neck Pain – Soft Tissue Mobilization with Active Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and  other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Cervical Soft Tissue Mobilization with Active Patient Movement.

If you are dealing with pain and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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“Why Did My Pain Come Back?”

Have you ever had an injury that you thought was resolved, but then some of the symptoms return a little while later? Did you think that you would have to live with this pain for the rest of your life?

Many of our patients tell us similar stories about a pain/injury that would resurface now and again, sometimes completely debilitating them or at least keeping them from being able to exercise for a while. And unfortunately many of them thought they would “just have to live with it” and occasionally be laid up by it … until they found us.

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3 Beginner Core Exercises for Low Back Pain

On February 22nd, 2017, posted in: General, Low Back, Manual Therapy by 0 Comment

There are three very simple core exercises that we teach to a lot of our patients when they have chronic or acute back pain.

It’s very important that you try to move and exercise as normally as possible when you have a pain or long-term issue in your back, as long as those movements and those exercises don’t cause an increase in your pain.

These simple exercises will activate some of the core muscles that tend to get weak after dealing with a back injury or back pain overtime.

 

 

If you are dealing with back pain and would like to know if we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a phone call with one of our doctors of physical therapy, Click Here.

Or you’d rather not speak on the phone, you can click here to send us an email.

Finally, if you’re dealing with back pain and would simply like more information on what else you can do to help yourself, CLICK HERE to get our Popular FREE Report:

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Here’s One Way We Fix Sciatica

On February 21st, 2017, posted in: Low Back, Manual Therapy by 0 Comment

There are a variety of different types of back pain, and every one of them can be incredibly debilitating. Luckily, many types respond very well to hands-on manual therapy techniques.

We make a ton of training videos for our staff as well as other PTs around the world. Occasionally we post them on our blog so those out there suffering needlessly can get an idea of our approach to hands-on physical therapy, and see how we help others to get back to living the active lifestyle they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for certain types of back pain.

If you are dealing with back pain and would like to know if we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a phone call with one of our doctors of physical therapy, Click Here.

Or you’d rather not speak on the phone, you can click here to send us an email.
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Manual Therapy Techniques to Resolve Headaches

On November 30th, 2016, posted in: General, Manual Therapy by 0 Comment

There are a variety of different types of headaches, and every one of them can be incredibly debilitating. Luckily, many types respond very well to hands-on manual therapy techniques.

We make a ton of training videos for our staff as well as other PTs around the world. Occasionally we post them on our blog so those out there suffering needlessly can get an idea of our approach to hands-on physical therapy, and see how we help others to get back to living the active lifestyle they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for certain types of headaches.

If you are dealing with headaches and would like to know if we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a phone call with one of our doctors of physical therapy, Click Here.

Or you’d rather not speak on the phone, you can click here to send us an email.

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