What is an Athletic therapist? I get this question a lot. When I am out networking and trying to make new connections or introducing myself to business’ in the healthcare industry, this is usually the first question they ask. So, what is an Athletic therapist? To answer that question we must start with their schooling. […]
To heat or to ice, that is the question!
One of the most common confusions to face patients is whether they should be icing or heating after an injury. Ice and heat therapy is a common at home self-care strategies that patients use, however, in order to receive the best benefit from your self-treatment it is good to know which treatment choice to use […]
Headaches are one of the most common health complaints of people presenting to my office. The World Health Organization (www.who.int) estimate that 47% of the world’s population has had a headache at least once in the last year. However, although this number is quite high most people don’t know what kind of headache they are […]
Active Release Technique
What is Active Release Techniques (ART)? ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many […]
Osteopathy – it’s not just for bones and joints!
Lots of people ask me what osteopathy is and how it helps. They assume osteopathy means bones, but Osteopathy is bigger than that. Originally, the word was coined by Andrew Still in 1974, using the Greek words to describe “Bone” and “Sensitive to” as a description of his starting point for assessing and treating pathological […]