What’s Better: Static vs Dynamic Stretching?

There are many different types of stretching: static, dynamic, ballistic, neuromuscular … the list goes on and on. With so many options, how are we supposed to know which is the best option for us? One thing that we can all agree on is that a lack of flexibility is a contributing factor to gradual-onset […]

Your Imaging Doesn’t Define You!

MRI’s and X-rays can be very beneficial in identifying problems when patients are having pain, but what if they don’t find anything? Where is the pain coming from?  You might wonder, is it all in my head or is something really wrong?  Is what they found actually the thing that’s causing my pain?  So they […]

Rotary Cup?! What?!

I’ve heard it called the “Rotary Cup,” the “Rotator Cup”, and one time I even heard it called the “Potato Cup.” It goes by many names.  What I am speaking of is actually called the Rotator Cuff.  What is it?  It is a group of 4 muscles that act together to stabilize your shoulder joint […]

To Ice or to Heat … That is the question!

I cannot tell you how many times a day, as a PT I get asked if a patient should heat or ice. They get mixed advice which makes the decision even more confusing! So, let’s get into the science behind what heat and ice do to the body. Ice DECREASES blood flow to the injured […]