A Brief History of Physical Therapy

While Physical Therapy has been around for ages, practicing this therapy as a career is still relatively new.  The roots of some of the physical therapy treatments used today can be found in ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations. These ancient civilizations were using manual therapy and exercise to treat pain and disease,

Video Games, Exercise, and Motivation by Andrew Gibson DPT

I’ll admit it; I’ve grown up in an era where video games are a form of playtime. My best friend and I loved them so much we even begged my parents to get a steering wheel with foot pedals so we could play our favorite computer racing game. Every Thanksgiving, I would play FIFA (a soccer game with teams and players from all around the world) for hours on end with my cousin.

Maximizing Therapy with a Healthy Diet

American medicine has become reactive as opposed to proactive.  It is important for you to be your own advocate and take necessary steps to prevent injuries and surgeries. How we fuel our bodies affects our ability to heal and recover from trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries or surgeries. We all know the importance of a healthy diet and exercise,

When Should You Seek Chiropractic Care?

When You Should See a Chiropractor:

Suffering from neck, back, or knee pain may be a reason to seek out chiropractic care. Patients who stand to benefit the most from chiropractic care are usually healthy and don’t have advanced joint disease. Examples of this include those who have sciatica or old sports injuries.

Are Headaches Weighing You Down?

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms that we tend to try to push aside and cover up with NSAIDS and pain medications. If you notice that despite the temporary relief, your headache always comes back, then you most likely have an underlying cause…most commonly spinal misalignments. When the nerve roots that exit out of the neck,

What You Can Do About Sciatica by Jackie Manning, ARNP

Anyone who knows sciatica, knows misery. Sciatica pain shoots through your leg, sometimes resulting in tingling, weakness, and/or numbness. Often beginning as a result of a herniated disk that is pressing on the sciatic nerve, sciatica pain runs from the lower back, all the way down the back of your legs. In most cases,

What a Pain in the Butt!

If you’re dealing with a pain in the butt right now, it could be from any number of things. But if you’re dealing specifically with a pain in your butt—literally—it might be piriformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle is a thick band like muscle that runs diagonally across the buttocks region. This muscle becomes inflamed from activities and lifestyle habits,

Chronic Tension Headaches by Jackie Manning, ARNP

Chronic tension headaches are no fun at all!

When you think of chronic pain and headaches, migraines may come to mind. Although migraines are one common type of recurring headache, there are others.

You may have experienced chronic tension headaches at a time in life when you were stressed or perhaps when sleep was continuously interrupted or harder to come by.