I’m just getting old.

I hear it too many times from too many people. They don’t know what to do to heal themselves, so they just chalk it up to getting old. The most common occurrence of said declaration is when an old injury, that never was properly healed, starts to hurt again. It doesn’t matter if your only 35, it’s bound to come out of your mouth, “I guess I’m just getting old”. The other time this tends to happen is when people are too sedentary and aren’t moving enough in general, and so, despite being 40 years old they willl say, “I guess I’m just getting old”. I’d like to emphatically declare… Read More

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Do I have carpel tunnel?!

Carpel tunnel syndrome is one of those things that people hear about, and then they will call any pain in their wrist or forearm carpel tunnel syndrome. It’s kind of like someone not knowing why their body aches and they say they have fibromyalgia. Or someone who has a hyper kid and they just say the kid has ADD. In other words it’s one of those catch all phrases. I’ve come across a lot of these cases in my time helping people with their aches and pains and most of the time I found it not to be carpel tunnel syndrome, but more likely thoracic outlet syndrome. What did you… Read More

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The Emotions of injury recovery

We all know that there are a lot of emotions that go along with an injury when it occurs, but what about during the healing process. What most people with injuries, and those who help them heal, do not seem to understand that unless you heal the emotional trauma from an injury, you haven’t fully healed. In fact, often times the inability to fully recover from an injury is directly related in an inability to process the emotions of the injury. Many people have the habit of avoiding emotions as a way of not experiencing them, and at times that can serve as a reasonable defense mechanism. When it comes… Read More

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Why Can’t My Doctor Help Me?

I’ve heard it from too many people to count. “My doctor says I have to live with it”. They are still in pain and may not have returned to full function, and the doctor says they are stuck with their problem for the rest of their life. Your doctor should have all the answers, right? ┬áIn some cases, there is a baseline that is reached and comfort care is all that can be done. However, there is a very large number of people who can get relief from their pain, but aren’t given the path to reach their goal. What they are stuck with is searching the vast, encyclopedic knowledge… Read More

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