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Top Questions About Your Knee Pain: From The Vault

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Be Flexible Like Gumby

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The 2 Things You Must Do To Fix Your Knee Pain

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Painting A Picture of Health

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Fuel Your Day; Food As Medicine

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Treating George Costanza

Today we highlight a client who has quite a story.  When I first heard it I thought the staff was pulling my leg. It sounds like an episode of Seinfeld where George Costanza was carrying a huge wallet stuffed with all sorts of useless coupons, receipts, loyalty cards and notes.  He was sitting in the cafe complaining about his back and hip pain to Jerry when Jerry noted that he was sitting “on a slant” due to his obese wallet. Instead of taking the wallet out of his back pocket George just grabbed a wad of napkins and shoved them...

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Learn How To Handle Any Problem

Learn the 3 Ds of Handling Your Pain  Did you know that up to 70 percent of adults suffer with shoulder pain at some point in their life…so you are not alone I personally have suffered with shoulder pain in the past and don’t need to tell you how aggravating and painful it can be.  When Judy and I bought our house 19 years ago we decided to plant some trees. We went to a local nursery (A&M in Azle) and bought several trees. In our excitement as new homeowners we didn’t consider the difficulty in digging holes and planting...

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Achieve High-Performance Health Part II

In a previous blog I discussed my struggles with lower back pain and how I was dealing with a recent flare up and setback. You can read about that here.  If you recall I progressed through the first two phases of The MAGICAL 5 Phases of Healing Process we use to help you recover from an injury or surgery quicker so you can return to doing the things you love.  In this post I will cover Phase III to help you understand the middle part of your journey.  What are The MAGICAL 5 Phases of Healing?  Minimize Pain and InflammationRestore...

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What Your Doctor Is Not Telling...

Heart Rate Variability or (HRV) what is it and why isn’t your doctor talking about it?  In this blog post, we're gonna talk about Heart Rate Variability and why it is a missing piece to your health.  In a prior post Are You a Dysfunctional Breather I briefly mentioned HRV so in this post I want to dive a little deeper to tell you more about it and how you can use it to help with your recovery and daily stress levels.  What exactly is HRV?  Heart rate variability is the time between the actual heart beats. This is easily...

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Respond vs. React?

Are they the same thing? I say NO.  I hadn’t thought about the difference until a year ago while sitting in a workshop for entrepreneurs. For as long as I can remember I have had a full schedule day in and day out. You could even say I thrive on it. The problem is I was in reaction mode.  Years ago when I was working on my doctorate I would work all day and then spend several hours a night studying or writing papers. Heck when Judy was pregnant with Sydney and going into labor I was in the office...

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Your Neck Pain Questions Answered

Neck Pain FAQ's In this post I want to address some common questions I am asked about neck pain and what to do about it. If you have neck pain or if you know of someone who does then this article is for you.   Over my 23 years of experience as a physical therapist, I've seen numerous conditions. Specifically neck and back pain are two of the main issues I see.   I would say, in 23 years, I've seen a lot regarding the neck. Anywhere from car wrecks to surgery, or even whiplash from a toddler that my wife had...

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Are You A Dysfunctional Breather?

How Well Do You Breathe? Most people don't consider or think or about their breathing just because it happens naturally, which is good.  However, what happens is most people end up breathing incorrectly, whether it's from a trauma, injury, or just changes in postural habits.  Your breath has a tremendous effect on your health.  It can actually affect multiple areas of your life.  Proper breathing, results in greater oxygenation of your blood, improved HRV, which is heart rate variability. Think about your heart as an elastic band. And so the more elastic... and the more flexible it is, the better....

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Your Most Pressing Questions About Knee...

If you or someone you know has knee pain then this article is for you.  Obviously as a Physical Therapist my first line of defense to help you recover from an injury is a natural method. I believe the body is an amazing machine capable of healing, given the right environment.  As a cyclist I have suffered with knee pain occasionally and have always been able to bounce back using natural methods. This is actually how I discovered how effective dry needling is for muscle and joint pain.  I was out with some friends doing a warm up ride for...

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Those Hips Don’t Lie

If you or someone you know has knee pain then this article is for you.  As an avid cyclist and one who competes my main focus is to build a better aerobic engine.  I spend hours on the bike training and getting ready for races. I love it when everything goes according to plan, but when does that actually happen? A few years ago I started to notice some left knee pain. No big deal, I was putting in some serious miles and figured it was a little bit of tendonitis.  I changed my training load, worked on the tendon...

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Top 3 Ways To Prevent Shoulder...

Click here to watch my video where I discuss the Top 3 Ways To Prevent Shoulder Pain. Getting older is something everyone of us is facing. In fact this is actually a good thing, considering the alternative. Along with aging we start to experience more aches and pains. Most of us just chalk this up to the aging process and assume we can't do anything about it.  I know as I am approaching 50 I don’t recover from my day to day task or workouts like I used to. When I get out of bed my back feels stiff and...

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