1. Effectiveness of Spinal Manipulation by Physical Therapists

    Spinal Manipulation is 92% Effective for Specific Acute Low Back Pain Patients A study performed by a group of physical therapists at Baylor University demonstrated that 63% of the sample of patients (n=70) experienced greater than 50% reduction in disability with grade V spinal manipulation coupled…Read More

  2. Gravity vs Posture: the battle you are losing at your desk

    Almost everyday I have a new patient with complaints of neck, upper back, and/or arm pain. There is often no mechanism of injury, but maybe only a minor trigger that set things off. Most of the time the patient states, “I slept funny.” 90 percent of these patients are working adults that spend 4…Read More

  3. Interested in Dry Needling? Learn more here!

    In the treatment of trigger points for persons with myofascial pain syndrome, dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a filiform needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are rel…Read More

  4. Physical Therapy: 5 Things about Core Stability

    Core stability has been an increasingly important component of many people’s exercise regimen and in physical therapy. Fitness and Medical professional concerned with human movement have been talking about a stable core for years. The problem is that it is a poorly defined area of fitness. What ex…Read More

  5. Frozen Shoulder? Let us thaw it out!

    An Investigation of Physical Therapy Intervention for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a disorder that causes pain, stiffness and loss of range of motion, and primarily affects individuals between 40 and 60. If left untreated, adhesive capsulitis can …Read More

  6. Sam Travis finishes his Rehab with Core PT

    Another great outcome with collaboration and hard work. I would like to say thank you and good luck to Sam Travis, 1B for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. It was a pleasure working with an amazing athlete and club. We look forward to seeing Sam in the starting 1B position for the Boston Red Sox this seaso…Read More

  7. Olympic Fad #1 – Cupping

    Does cupping actually work? Ah, the Olympics are back! Our nation’s athletes will be competing for Olympic gold and in doing so, they will bring about a fresh new round of fads that will generate many questions from patients. I’ve only been in the clinic for about three hours, and have already r…Read More

  8. Hamster wheels for better posture!

    We are all for standing/walking workstations for improved posture,…. but this is ridiculous. Standing and walking work stations do help people become more active and lead healthier lives. Why do these work in reducing pain and back pain? The human body is made to move. Humans have evolved over mil…Read More

  9. Stop blaming muscles for chronic pain!

    Look deeper to find the driver of your constant sore muscles. I’ve debated about writing this post for a very long time. There is a long and deep seated belief that muscles are the primary cause of injury and postural imbalance. So ingrained is this idea, it almost seems like gospel to the many pa…Read More

  10. Neck Pain and Clinical Research

    Case: Joan is a 47-year-old woman whose chief complaint is 3 weeks of central neck pain radiating to her right shoulder blade. She has had no trauma that might be the cause of her pain. As of today, Joan has: Constant pain associated with intermittent headaches (frequency: daily; duration: 4 hrs) In…Read More