The mPower Physical Therapy Blog
This is all too common in our healthcare system. Patients try everything and nothing works. This story is about Sarah, one of our past patients
We had a client come into our office originally for knee pain, Let’s call him “Bob”. Bob was having issues playing his sport due to
If you follow anything I do, I am a total believer that the body has an amazing ability to heal if you give it the
How I got my life back after back pain took away my life…when I was told there was nothing else I could do.
Is back pain side lining you? Are you fearful that you cannot bet back to playing with your kids or grandkids. Or get back to
I was asked this week by a patient who had tried everything, “Why are we different and why will she get a different outcome by
Why Tiger Woods had so many Back Surgeries as a Golfer. What you can do to avoid doing the same thing..
The Key to golfing with good form and keeping your back safe is to have good mobility in your hips… If you do not, then
Do you have inflammation in the knee? Frustrated that your knee pain keeps on returning? You are fearful you have to slow down due to
We hear this all the time.. I have tried everything and nothing worked… First of all I applaud you for trying and not giving up..
I can not tell you how many patients we get into our office that had a shoulder pain and their symptoms were coming from their
One of the questions we get all the time is do I need and MRI, or do you need to look at my MRI? I
I do not know if you have a similar fear… the fear of slowing down? Slowing down so much that you are trying to get
Have you ever wondered why there are not may doctor’s that treat hip pain? It is because they never have many successful surgeries, so they
Did you know you can improve your immune system? That you have more control than you think? You already know to wash your hands and
Have you been told you need surgery and that is your only option… You have tried everything, and nothing has worked? You are fearful of
Why did we add Pilates to our Physical Therapy office? Lets face it. I am not getting any younger. I abused my body and my
Have you been told you have knee arthritis? That there is nothing you can do? That you are moving in the direction of having a
It is crazy to me that we spend 5-10 min with patients at the doctor’s office, we image them and base most of the decision
We know it is important to stay active as we age. The saying, if you don’t use it you will lose it, is true. I
This comes up a lot in my office. We had a patient come into the office this week and they had been to other healthcare
Recently, I have spoken to a couple of new clients and their personal trainers were diagnosing them or telling them they can help with your
Back Pain is the most mismanaged area of the body. You will get a lot of advice from your friends and family on what to
Are You Suffering From Hip Pain? Do You Hurt To Sit, Stand, Walk? Not Finding Any Solutions To Resolve It?
This is one of the most common injuries we see in my office. Patient have pain deep into their hip and it can wrap
This is common. You get pain between your shoulder blades and upper trap. It feels like muscle tightness and burning. Occasionally you my even get
I know, I know. You feel like I am a broken record… I always say where the site of the pain is not often where
I hurt to lift anything in my elbow. I have been doing the exercises that were given to me by a doctor and physical therapist.
Do you feel like you are 80 years old getting out of a chair because of your back pain? It takes you a while to
Are you limited in your ability to stay active? You are fearful you are going to have to slow down? You are doing massage, chiropractor,
Do you ever wonder why you get a massage and your pain returns within a few hours? You have pain between the shoulder blades or
Do you have problem and fearful of losing your mobility? Not feeling like you being heard? Are you going to the doctor without moving you?
Yes, this is a real thing.. It is something I work with all the time in my office. In Healthcare we throw big scary terms
Why do we do ONLY injections for a tendonitis? Whether it is in your elbow, in your foot (achilles tendon or peroneal muscle on the
In order to hike, bike, play with your kids or grandkids, travel, or just lead an active lifestyle; you need healthy, pain free knees. Sadly,
I have had recent patients in the past that were going to come in to see us because of their pain and loss of being
Ever wonder why you take pain pills and it just takes an edge off or does not work at all? Then you go to injections
It is that time of year. They time where we set our New Year’s resolutions. The most popular resolutions are always about exercise, health and lifestyle
It is the Marathon weekend in Dallas. So, this inspired me to write this blog. One of the common mistakes I find with people training for marathons
I do not know how many times I hear patients that come to my office who have been to numerous healthcare providers with back pain
We see people all the time that have tried a lot of different healthcare providers including physical therapy and just do not get all the
You are feeling fatigued.. You are getting weird symptoms such as random numbness, or gut issues, pain that does not have patterns, or just not
“I’ve had headaches for the last year. Soft tissue work can help but the pain returns soon after I stop. I have tried PT and
Have you ever hurt and then you get medications or you get injections and it does not work. Or you felt good for a 2-6
I spoke with a recent potential patient. We had spoken several times and I was telling him surgery was not the route he should go with
I can not tell you how many patients that find us and they are told they have arthritis and are not sure that anything can
Most of the people that come into my office have no clue what they did to injure themselves. A lot of the injuries that do
I get so many patients that have either come into my office after a month of rest and are frustrated that they still hurt. Or they reach
I was on the phone with a past patient who was hurting in his back and having pain down his leg. He got and MRI
Warning: If You Still Have Back Pain After All This Time… It’s Because Your Doctor May Not Have Told You About This
Have you ever wondered why so many people have back pain? Why it is a billion dollar industry? Why so many people can not get relief
Are you frustrated that you have been on pain pills or you had injections and your pain returned? Or worse it did not help much?
I had a recent patient where the doctor recommended a lateral release surgery to the knee. This patient did not want to have surgery but
Stress is important because it is how we grow. What does that mean? A muscle needs to be worked out and stressed, in order to make the
So we hear the word oxidative stress and anti oxidants thrown around all the time in the media, but what is does this mean? Here
I have seen several patients this past month with knee pain. I start asking questions to learn more and some things appear to be related