How Do We Fix It? By Letting the Body Decide

THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM Imagine this common scenario: You’ve got a health issue.  You saw your primary care, a specialist, and you’ve gotten an x-ray, MRI, perhaps bloodwork.  Maybe a colonoscopy or EGD if you have some digestive issues.  Possibly a nerve conduction...

The 6 Most Important Habits for Physical Wellness

How do we maximize our physical wellness? What maintenance should we do on a regular basis to stay as active and healthy as possible?  “Maintenance” may be a dirty word in physical therapy, since it doesn’t often get reimbursed by insurance, but I think it’s great....

My Love/Hate Relationship With the Jigsaw Puzzle

I think I’m an old soul sometimes. Besides all my gray hair, I just think I belong in a different generation than the one I’m in. I hold on to things as long as possible (just ask me how old my coffee pot is), I am terrible with keeping up with pop culture, and I...

My Surgeries: Time on the Sideline and Lessons Learned

As a physical therapist, I use my hands a lot. I had loved that about my job, but in early 2017, this was becoming a problem. One of my shoulders started bothering me. At first it was just a quick, sharp pain, which while unpleasant, I could work through. But then,...

Split Personality: The Two Sides of Me When I’m at Work

I was doing a treatment technique on my wife Tess one night recently at home (She tells me free treatment was in our marriage contract, but I don’t recall seeing that clause…). The technique helped her, she felt better, and a night or two later, she asked me to do it...