Physical Therapy

Concussed, now what?

My Husband’s Concussion Story Around 8 years ago, my husband sustained a concussion and subdural hematoma from a surfing accident. The day it happened he …

Persistent pain

8 Back Pain Myths

Low back pain is the leading cause of global disability. It therefore requires more thoughtful consideration of scientific evidence in comparison to the stories we’ve …

Pelvic Health

Moving beyond Kegels – how to train jumping

When it comes to treating the pelvic floor there are 2 types of female athletes I see. 1) Those who avoid plyo day altogether because …

Pelvic Health

Diastasis Recti – How it started vs How it’s going

How it started In the last 10 years of understanding more and more about Diastasis Recti, quite a shift has happened. It started with a …

Physical Therapy

How to tell the difference between pain and injury.

Recently I had a client say that she was worried that all her studying for school was setting her up for back pain in the …

Persistent pain

When chronic back pain loses its power

“Pain is both physical and emotional 100% of the time.”  –Dr Rachel Zoffness Is it possible to gain control over pain? How does chronic pain …

Physical Therapy

3 myths about Diastasis Recti

Googling Diastasis Recti can lead to a lot of fear inducing messages. Have you heard that your DRA needs fixed before you workout? Or that …

Persistent pain

Persistent pain and returning to what you love

Return to what you love? Even with pain? Yes, go for it! It may sound either intimidating or exhilarating but, returning to what you love …

Physical Therapy

How to use the Stroop Task as an Ortho PT

Treatment for orthopedic injuries has primarily been concerned with musculoskeletal health and recovery. Range of motion, strength, posture, PNS, soft tissue healing, structure, movement patterns, …

Mindfulness

When stress increases your symptoms & pain makes you stressed

Stress and pain are collective experiences. One of my favorite quotes on pain is from Dr. Adriaan Louw, “Pain isn’t a protocol. Pain is a …