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          Dr. Kristal Nelson PT Board Certified Sports PT Recently I wrote an article entitled Busting the Myths of Tennis Elbow. In this companion article, where we are focusing on the recovery process, I’m offering up some practical advice to help solve the frustrating problem that is tennis elbow so you...
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          Dr. Kristal Nelson PT Board Certified Sports PT You know how frustrating and debilitating “tennis elbow” can be. Much of the frustration stems from misinformation and myths that are passed through the internet and other sources. I also think the medical community has let us down in explaining what this...
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For many people with aches and pains, the first stop on the road to recovery is their primary care doctor’s office. After all, family doctors are who we defer to on most medical concerns. A sore neck or back can indeed be scary, and it’s worth seeking medical advice before proceeding. In many cases, a...
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A concussion is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, usually induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. It is a functional, rather than structural, injury that results from shear stress to brain tissue caused by rotational or angular forces—direct impact to the head is not required. What does that mean? It makes a concussion more complex...
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Most people have heard of TMJ or TMD. What a lot of people don’t know is that a physical therapist can help people who are having symptoms of TMD or TMJ pain. TMD, or tempormandibular dysfunction, is a relatively common problem that is most often associated with pain in the jaw, but has other symptoms...
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By definition, vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance or dizzy. Most of us have felt dizziness or know someone who has. There are many descriptions of dizziness such as: feeling like you are on a boat, rocking, swimmy headed or feeling like the room is spinning. It can be short lived and simply...
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Chris could barely walk. In September 2016, his back problems got so bad he had trouble doing anything. His back had been causing problems since 2015. At that time, Chris visited a physical therapist along with many doctors, eventually learning he has degenerative disc disease in his lower lumbar. His earlier visits to a physical...
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By Dr. Kristal Nelson PT, SCS Board Certified Sports PT Can Exercise Prevent Higher Healthcare Costs? Or has it become a risk factor? Numerous studies have emerged claiming exercise can prevent higher healthcare costs. I certainly agree. However, for those who are driven, exercise may have become more like a “sport” in which we compete for...
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Why do we treat our cars better than our bodies? [one_second]We were recently inspired by a post on our Facebook page.  Back in Action is driven by successes like these, it is why we do what we do. Active adults that have a “little pain” that prevents them from living life leads to discontent and...
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By Dr. Sean Nixon, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC This month on the Back in Action blog, we will discuss: What is the SFMA? Why is the SFMA helpful? Who is the SFMA good for? As physical therapists, our job is to get you moving. The art comes in moving you in meaningful ways. Whether you...
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