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The Connection Between Mindset and Chronic Pain

The Connection Between Mindset and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is highly complex. Oftentimes, we think of pain as stemming from a physiological issue and nothing more. Our knee hurts, and we think that the problem must be in the knee and only there. But this perspective forgets that all pain is processed by the central nervous system. Your nerves through your spinalRead More…

Motivation to Change

Motivation to Change

We often know the right thing to do but have trouble actually doing it. We understand how our bad habit is harming us or why a new, healthy habit would benefit us, but we still don’t feel motivated to change. This habit might be exercising three times a week, consistently eating healthy food, or stoppingRead More…

Does Your Back Pain Make You Feel Hopeless?

Does Your Back Pain Make You Feel Hopeless?

Unfortunately, people like you who suffer from low back pain experience a roller coaster ride of emotions. For the first few days, you are hopeful. You feel the pain radiating in your back but hope that, one morning, it will magically disappear. When it doesn’t, you start to search online. We call this “consulting Dr.Read More…

Things That Kill You Slowly

Things That Kill You Slowly

I distinctly remember when my 17 year old teenage son wanted to go to the movie theater with me: I knew it was a rare opportunity, so I didn’t want to miss it. The problem was, though, that we ended up watching a movie one wouldn’t want to watch even after the film goes toRead More…

What Exercises do I Need to do?

What Exercises do I Need to do?

One of the questions I’ve been asked most frequently as a physical therapist is: “what exercises do I need to do?”. There are so many different kinds of exercises, from stretching, cardio, core, resistance, and balance, all the way through to breathing and everything in between. With different names such as Yoga, Pilates, Crossfit, andRead More…

The Pace of Aging

The Pace of Aging

Blue zones are regions of the world in which people live much longer than the average life-expectancy. That’s pretty amazing, right? An example of one blue zone is Loma Linda, an area in America in which, according to National Geographic, “some residents live 10 more healthy years than the average American”. But, why is that? HowRead More…

3 Critical Steps for Overcoming Arthritis

3 Critical Steps for Overcoming Arthritis

Are you blaming your age, job, or injuries for arthritis? Are you surviving with the help of temporary patch-work remedies such as painkillers or steroid shots? Maybe you think joint replacement is the ultimate solution? If so, it’s time to re-evaluate. Our modern world is intertwined with the medical industrial complex – its campaigns andRead More…

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