Why Hamstrings Get ‘Tight’ – Stop Stretching and Start Strengthening.
One of the most common things that I hear people say, is that they have tight hamstrings. They usually go on to say that when they stretch their hamstrings, their back pain gets less, but they don’t do it because they feel like they must do it all ...Read More
Thinking About Joint Replacement Surgery? Read This First
Have you caught yourself thinking, “do I need a joint replacement?”. If so, chances are this thought hasn’t danced through your mind on a whim.Read More
Pain with Intercourse? Why suffer in pain – when there is a path forward!
75% of women will experience painful intercourse during some point of their lives (According to the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians). Pain with intercourse is far more common than you might think. Because it is not a subject that is easily talked about, many women never seek help, consequently not ...Read More
Should I Stretch Passively or Use Eccentric Stretching/Strengthening?
The goal of stretching is to lengthen a muscle. According to the literature, this result is likely due to an improved tolerance to stretch (a neurological change) as well as a mechanical change in the tissue (the viscoelastic properties of the tissue). We now know that to change ...Read More
Reflections On Getting Just a Little Bit Older
Comedian Billy Gardell quips, “You know you’re getting older when you hurt yourself sleeping.” I often quote this to my friends and patients to lighten the mood when they are in pain in the morning after a night’s sleep. But the reality is, we are getting older.Read More