I’m In Pain—Where Do I Start?!

I’m In Pain—Where Do I Start?!

Let’s face it—our healthcare system is straight up overwhelming sometimes. And confusing. There are so many options, everything is so specialized, and as a patient, it can be nearly impossible to know where to start. What do you do if you’re dealing with a nagging...
5 Things To Do When You’re In Pain

5 Things To Do When You’re In Pain

Pain and injuries* are an unavoidable part of life—they are part of being human. No matter how many precautions you take, no matter how perfect your form in the gym, no matter how perfectly ergonomic your workstation—none of us are exempt from experiencing some degree...
To Ice Or Not To Ice?

To Ice Or Not To Ice?

“How long should I ice after my workout?” “Do you recommend ice or heat?” “I’ve been trying to ice my back every night, but it just doesn’t seem to help.” These are all common things I hear in my office on a weekly basis. In an effort to avoid beating a dead horse...
4 Ways To Prevent Overuse Injuries

4 Ways To Prevent Overuse Injuries

Springtime in the Midwest is magical. It’s like a blanket has lifted and humans become humans again rather than cold, angry cave-dwellers. It means patio season, a few glorious extra hours of daylight, and a massive wave of people returning to their beloved outdoor...
Shoulder Pain—Is It Actually Your Shoulder?

Shoulder Pain—Is It Actually Your Shoulder?

Ah, the shoulder. It’s one of the most wonderfully complex joints in the body. And also one of the most misunderstood. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint, and it happens to be the most mobile joint in the body. The joint itself consists of the head of the humerus...