The mPower Physical Therapy Blog
Can You Cure Chronic Pain With Shockwave Therapy?
Chronic pain affects lots of people in Dallas, and we have visitors to our clinic who’ve often suffered for decades. And over these years of
Can I Relieve Foot Pain, Leg Pain And Knee Pain With Custom Orthotics?
How do you know if orthotics will help with foot pain, leg pain, or knee pain? How can having feet issues (even if we do
Why Am I Always Tired? And 4 Ways To Have More Energy
Why am I always tired? And is it a normal part of aging? A BIG myth is we lose our energy as we age… Well,
4 Important Habits For Over 50’s Who Want To Stay Active, And Keep Up With Their Grandchildren
Society might be telling you that you need to take it easy and slow down… That you should accept feeling exhausted all the time and
How To Get Rid Of Frequent Headaches Naturally
Do you suffer from frequent headaches that wreck your day, and leave you wanting to hide away in a dark, quiet room or try to
How To Get Natural Back Pain Relief FAST
Are you suffering from back pain that’s stopping you from enjoying your favorite activities because you’re in so much pain? Unfortunately, around 80% of adults
How To Sleep With Lower Back Pain – No Medication Required!
If you’re struggling with lower back pain and it’s making it hard to get a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Lower back pain is
Can Stress Make You Sick?
Most people in Dallas deal with stress – at least for some part of their week. And while you may know that stress can take
Do I Have Knee Arthritis And What Should I Do About It?
Arthritis pain in your knees can be a seriously big problem – one that makes it hard for you to walk, unable to do the
Natural Pain Relief For Sore Muscles
Sore muscles after exercise, or a busier than usual weekend, can leave you aching, unable to move freely and relying on painkillers. Especially as you
Treatment For Stiff Joints In The Morning And After Sitting
Joint stiffness is just a part of getting old, right? Wrong! Stiff joints in the morning and after sitting don’t have to be a daily
How to Avoid Knee Pain After Running
We had a client who was getting knee pain after running and like many of our clients who went to see other healthcare providers including
5 Tips to Get Arthritis Pain Relief as We Age
We have many clients who are looking for natural ways to get Arthritis Pain Relief. They come to us are frustrated because they are told
How to Pick the Best Pillow for Neck Pain
We have many clients wanting to know what is the best pillow for neck pain when sleeping? They are wanting to get relief with neck
How To Relieve Neck And Shoulder Pain Without Painkillers
We had a client with neck and shoulder pain, and like many of our clients who went to see other healthcare providers including other physical
How Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Related to Your TMJ
Get to the bottom to learn a massive tip that you can use today to get some relief in your TMJ muscles. We have clients
How to get Resolution to Your Back Pain
We often get clients that come into our office who have tried everything but cannot get rid of their back pain. They want to avoid
5 Myths behind the Pelvic Floor and Female Problems That Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About!
Problems DOWN THERE can happen to anyone: truths and myths behind pelvic floor problems I was chatting with my mom the other day about a
How Gut Health and Hormones are Linked- 5 Tips to improve gut health
Gut health is so important in all diseased and chronic health conditions. About 75% of our immune system is in the gut. So, when there
5 Benefits of doing Yoga and Pilates During Pregnancy
If you’re newly pregnant or are trying to get pregnant, you’re probably wondering what kind of exercise you can safely perform throughout your pregnancy. What
5 Natural ways to help with Constipation.
Constipation can cause pain and problems in more than just your bowels… Constipation is a BIG problem and health concern for many reasons, including pelvic
Why your Hamstring Strain is not getting better?
You have been to the doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists to get help with your hamstring injury and wondering why your hamstring is not getting
BACK STIFFNESS COMES BEFORE PAIN
Do you live each day with back stiffness and think this is normal? Or maybe you think that is just what happens as I get
My Top 4 Tips to Keep Your Hormones Balanced and Symptom Free as You Age.
Did you know that poor Hormonal health and constipation are linked! I know every woman as they go into peri menopausal into menopause are not
Exercising While Pregnant: Why Kegels are NOT the Solution
Pregnant? Congratulations! This is a huge milestone in your life, and a lot of exciting things are coming your way! We have been hearing a
Why Kegels are NOT the answer to your Female Problems.
When you have leaking problems with exercise/coughing or prolapse with either your bladder or uterus from aging or from having kids at some point in
Are You Suffering From Headaches? Frustrated That Nothing Is Working?
“I’ve had headaches for the last year. Soft tissue work helps a bit but the pain returns soon after I stop. I have tried PT
Why America’s Healthcare is a COSTLY mess!
You finally decided to take care of your body after waiting and hoping your aches and pains would eventually just magically go away on its
Top 4 Tips to Overcome Knee Pain to Avoid Surgery and Injections
We have seen several clients in our office lately with knee pain that has NOT resolved doing treatments such as cortisone injections, stem cell injections,
5 Ways to Stay Healthy for the Holidays
We tend to get sick during the holiday season and think this is just normal and what happens. The Flu is big during this time
What Happens If You Ignore Chronic Pain?
You have pesky chronic pain that does NOT stop you, but you’re fearful that one day you have to slow down, or it STOPS you
What does NFL Football and Healthcare have in common?
I was talking with a long-time client, and this was our conversation. But before I give you what the NFL and Healthcare have in common,
Does Running Cause Knee Arthritis?
Fall is officially here and it’s around this time that a lot of folks are ramping up their running program and schedule because we are
How to Stop Knee Pain…
Are You Frustrated that Your Knee is Still hurting Regardless of Treatments with other Healthcare Providers? Do you think surgery is your only option because
Is Pain Normal as We Age?
I cannot tell you how many people who have been told by a doctor, “that is just want happens as we get older.” Or “you
Having Aches and Pains as we age is NOT NORMAL.. Learn why….
I can not tell you how many clients come to see us in their 40’, 50’s and beyond thinking they have to live with their
Research shows MRI’s are NOT Reliable for Shoulder Pain
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
What The Pandemic has done to our health…
We are getting flooded with patients hurting after the pandemic. They are remembering how they use to be years ago. How they were able to
When Treatment Does Not Work for your Shoulder Pain…Should I have Surgery or Injections?
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
I Thought I was Going to Have to Sleep in my Recliner Forever Due to Back Pain…
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
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery- Are you doing more damage?
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
Why we are a different and how do we get different outcomes?
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
Help!! I Do NOT Want To Have Knee Surgery… I Am Told I Have Arthritis.
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
I Tried other Healthcare Providers that did NOT Work… Why? Stop wasting your TIME and MONEY…
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..
Tight Hip Flexors? Why Stretching may not help…
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about tight hip flexors and what to do about them. Here are my thoughts… When it comes
How a Patient was able to AVOID a ROTATOR CUFF Surgery… Even after having the Surgery Scheduled!
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
Research Shows MRI’s are NOT Reliable for Knee Pain
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
How Pilates Help Move the Rocking Chair farther Away to Live a Better Life….
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
Learn about what Doctors do NOT know about solving Hip Pain!
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
Why Massage Does NOT Always Help With Neck Pain.
Are you frustrated with the pain between your shoulder blades into the neck? You think it just muscle tension because that is where you “hold
Why You Should Forget About Having Back Surgery…
Did you know that we do 200% more back surgeries in this country compared to any other Country? YIKES! You would think we would have
6 Ways to IMPROVE your IMMUNITY to STAY Healthy and Safe
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
Are you Sure you Need Surgery for your Back, Shoulder, Knee?
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
What to do with Back Pain during the CoronaVirus?
We get it, you might not want to get out of the house because of the coronavirus but you still want to get your back
Why do Pilates? – A story of no longer FEARING to have to SLOW DOWN
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
How to Stay ACTIVE even though you have KNEE ARTHRITIS
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
Learn How Our Clients Were Told They Needed Surgery But Were Able To Avoid It…
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
5 Reasons You should Do Pilates In Your 40’s, 50’s and Beyond
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
How to Avoid Having Hip Surgery
We see people all the time with hip pain. The have a generally achiness and tightness that is in their gluts and sometimes can wrap
Research Shows MRI’s are NOT Reliable for Neck or Back Pain
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
How To Relieve Neck Pain As We Age-4 Simple Exercises
Neck pain as we age is a real pain… It is exhausting. You feel like you are just living to work, because you can not
Are You Being Told Your CORE Is WEAK And That Is Why You Are SUFFERING From BACK PAIN??
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
Why Does Pain Comes back?
This is a very common question I get from people every single day when it comes to pain, or injury with movement and exercise. Your
YOU DO NOT have to Fear LOSING your MOBILITY due to BACK PAIN!
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
I Feel Like My Neck Needs A Massage… But After My Massage My Pain returns the next day..
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 Was Told By Multiple Doctors that I had a Shoulder Problem….. And it was a Neck issue.
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 have Elbow Tendonitis, and nothing is working to get rid of it….
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 While Getting Out of Your Chair Due to Your Back Pain?
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
Why Your Achilles Tendonitis Pain is NOT Getting Better?
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,
Why Does Your Pain Return In A Few Hours After a Massage?? Read More To Learn Why..
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
Why Healthcare Is NOT Working! And How It Is Similar to Taking Your Car Into The Shop…
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?
Do You Have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) With Your Injury? It Is Okay, We Can Help
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
How Pilates can improve Running Performance
Actually, how it can improve all performance. Whether you are looking to improve running, swimming, or just walking around the block. Pilates has been shown
Are You Frustrated That You Can Not Get Rid of YOUR TENDONTIIS!!
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
Is Arthritis the True Cause of Your Knee Pain? Can you get HELP without surgery?
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,
Why REST and MEDICATIONS do not work when you are in pain
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
Why medications or injections do not give you the pain relief you wanted
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
Where Is Your Knee Pain Really Coming From?
Knee pain is almost as bad as back pain because when you have problems with them, you can not move around to do the things
5 Steps On How to Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions…
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
Top 5 Tips to Keep You Running and Healthy While Training
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
Why Core Strengthening Does Not Work When You Have Back Pain?
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
I Have Tried Everything, How Do I Know THIS Treatment Is Going To Work?
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
All Your Testing Comes Back Normal, But You Still Feel Like Something Is Wrong…
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
Top 3 Reasons Why You May Not Need An MRI
I have recently had a few patients that have called my office and they have said, “ I want to get another MRI to compare
Is Your Knee Pain Really Coming From Your Knee?
I often say where the pain is located is not often where the source of the problem is located. So often when we start to
Good Questions to Ask to Determine if Drugs or Injections are the Right Treatment for your Pain
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
The One Thing Most Healthcare Providers Don’t Do In Treating Back Pain
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
Why Resting After Injuries Doesn’t Always Work
So often I hear my patients tell me that they hurt and the are going to rest for a while and then they should be
Did You Get the Diagnosis of Arthritis? Your Pain May Not Be Coming From Arthritis…
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
How Testing Can Lead to Overtreatment
I know we have talked about MRI’s and X-Rays and how this can mislead us in doing a procedure that we may or may not
My Top Tips to Help with Recovery and Prevention of Injuries
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
Are You Sure You Need Surgery?
So often in our present Healthcare system we are spending less and less time with the patients asking questions and really understanding what is truly
Four Easy Tips to Prevent Back Pain
Over 80% of people will experience debilitating back pain at one point in their lifetime. Over 1 Billion dollars is spent on back pain yearly, which
Why Rest And Medications Don’t Always Work… But Yet You Are Told By Your Doctor To Do That First..
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
Are you stretching the wrong way?
So often I see many of my patients that come into my office and they show me what they are doing and how they are
5 Secrets On Why Other Therapies May Not Work
We get so many people who have tried everything and they are still continuing to hurt or have those nagging injuries that won’t go away. Yet,