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Our rehab team covers several topics like occupational therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic services, and more. They also put together in-depth product and service reviews. Wondering where to start? Check out our posts on relieving sciatic pain, elbow pain, and shoulder problems. To shop all of our favorite rehabilitation products, visit our Amazon store!

Top 4 Untraditional Treatments For Chronic Pain
When someone hears the term chronic pain, they often immediately think of pain medication. Prescription pain medications, also known as opiates, are one of the most controversial healthcare topics affecting society. Large amounts of opiates are prescribed each year, leaving society with little to no answers regarding how to avoid addiction. Now more than ever, individuals need effective treatments...
Demystifying the Rotator Cuff - What You Need To Know
The rotator cuff is a term that a lot of people have heard of. What the rotator cuff does, most people can figure out, is it rotates the shoulder. However, what the rotator cuff is remains a widespread mystery. Of all of the shoulder pain patients that I have seen, by far their most common injuries are to the...
The Top 5 Treatments For Hand-Related Diagnoses
You don't realize how integral your hands are until they are injured. Pain and inflammation associated with injuries and overuse of the hand have the potential to bring your day to a grinding halt. With this in mind, occupational and physical therapists use a variety of hand treatments to reduce pain, inflammation, and sensation changes. They also promote appropriate...
5 Key Stretches to Avoid Weightlifting Injuries
Talk to anyone who regularly hits the gym, and they’ll tell you that suffering from an injury is the absolute worst thing that could happen. Injuries are painful, sure. But what makes it worse is that the recovery process can stretch on for weeks, if not longer. And when you’re finally back in the gym, it’ll take you some...
Theragun G3PRO Review (Pros:Cons, Pricing, and More)
Are you looking for a state of the art self-massager designed for use anywhere, anytime? If so, I highly recommend checking out Theragun's portfolio of self-massagers (the newest one being the G3PRO). In this review, I'll provide you with exactly what you need to know about Theragun G3PRO, including pros and cons as well as how it's changed with each generation. What...
Patient Rehabilitation Apps For PT, OT, and Beyond
With so many new advances in healthcare, both high and low-tech, it can be difficult to know what is best for your life. After an injury or surgery, a person’s stress levels are often at an all-time high. This makes it increasingly more difficult to remember things, make decisions, and remain educated. Apps, in particular, are growing in numbers,...
9 Non-Surgical Treatments For Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition in today’s population, made even more prevalent by the increasing amount of aging Baby Boomers and the obesity epidemic. In this article, I'll review what knee osteoarthritis is as well as provide you with non-surgical treatment options to consider. What is knee osteoarthritis? First, let's discuss some anatomy. The knee joint is made up of...
The Pros and Cons of Acupressure Mats
With many individuals seeking alternative methods for pain relief, tools such as acupressure mats are increasing in popularity. As with all things healthcare, there are many pain relief options to consider. This makes it difficult to know which products and treatments are most beneficial. As an occupational therapist, I’ll highlight what you need to know about acupressure mats, including...
Therapist: "Hello, my name is Brittany. I received an order from your doctor for occupational therapy. Is now a good time to meet for your evaluation? Patient: "Occupational therapy? I don't need any of that. I'm retired, so I'm not looking for a job!" As an occupational therapist, this is one of the many age-old responses I am used to hearing....
Do you or someone you know have shoulder pain? Have you had shoulder treatment that hasn’t worked in the past? Was your pain labeled as having something like a rotator cuff tear or shoulder impingement? As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I am here to say that while you might have shoulder pain, your shoulder might not be the...