Pain in the Pelvis

Statistically, 1 in 7 American women ages 18-50 have pelvic pain, and it is defined as pain in the abdomen or pelvis when there is no proven infection or obvious cause for the symptoms. Pelvic pain may become chronic pelvic pain or CPP when the pain lasts longer than six months. Common complaints are pelvic […]

The Elbow Bone is Connected to the Tendon Bone?

Nope, the tendon is not a bone! It is a thick, fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bone. Tendinitis can occur in any muscle of the body and is usually associated with overuse such as with a sport, hobbies or repetitive work movements, causing inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Some of the common names […]

The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

Some “food for thought” as many of us are baking and enjoying all of those holiday goodies… According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average American consumes roughly 47 pounds of cane sugar and 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per year. It is common knowledge that sugar can lead to obesity, heart […]

Is Your Body Ready for Hunting?

The 2020 hunting season is here.  As you gear up for your hunt, preparation typically includes things like getting the decoys field/water ready or siting in your rifles.  One thing many people don’t consider is if your body is ready for it.  Here are just a few examples of things that could limit you from […]

The Posture Problem

Posture.  It’s one of the easiest things to address but also one of the hardest things to change.  In theory, it should be so easy to just sit up straight and not slouch, but all you have to do is look around to see how common this problem is. In the current workforce, more and […]

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 […]