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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...
Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE): Causes and Treatment Options
Have you ever woken up with extreme eye pain, where it felt like you scratched your eye? Did the pain gradually subside as the day went on? If so, you may have had a recurrent corneal erosion (or RCE). In this video, Dr. Jaclyn Garlich reviews the main causes, risk factors, and treatment options for a recurrent corneal erosion. https://youtu.be/BGGh7Fqxdrc If you...
Natural Pain Relief - My Personal Quest (Including What I Discovered)
As a student, I was a sponge for learning! I took in any and all information about medical conditions and treatment methods in the process of becoming an occupational therapist. A few years later, I was diagnosed with a chronic condition and adopted a similar outlook. Coping with my diagnosis of endometriosis was tolerable. However, the long-term reliance upon prescription...
6 Tips For Overcoming a Fear of the Dentist (That Really Work)
Sitting in a chair while someone is poking around in your mouth isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, we understand that visualizing yourself in the dentist’s chair, even for a simple check-up, can make some people feel a bit anxious. With this in mind, going for dental check-ups is extremely important for your oral health!  On the other hand,...
Mistakes a Chiropractor Wants You to Stop Making in the Gym
No pain, no gain. We hear this saying all the time, encouraging us to work harder and push through discomfort during our workout. For a chiropractor, this saying is like nails on a chalkboard. Your workout at the gym should never inspire pain. It’s not just bad for you - it’s dangerous. A good chiropractor is always looking out...
Here's Why Your Tennis Elbow May Not Be an Elbow Problem
Do you have elbow pain and think you have tennis elbow? As a doctor of physical therapy, I am here to tell you that your elbow might not be the true source of your pain. In the video below, Dr. Jacob Templar discusses why your tennis elbow might not be an elbow problem. https://youtu.be/MecmeANd2hw If you don’t like the video or want more information,...
5 Ways Occupational Therapists Can Lead the Prevention Movement
Occupational therapists (OTs) graduate as generalists, with a core education encompassing an overview of the many modalities available for use by practitioners. OTs who develop specialty areas can gain additional credentials and certifications, expanding their expertise. However, one of the most important modalities already in any OT’s skillset is that of primary prevention. In this article, I'll highlight 5...
10 Ways To Stay Healthy Working In the Office
Illness is inconvenient when you have a job. It doesn’t matter if it’s short or minor in nature. It means days off work, lost productivity at work, and loads of additional stress. According to the Office of National Statistics, the most common reason for missed workdays is a minor illness, accounting for 24.8% of all missed days. Musculoskeletal problems account for...
Expert Tips On How To Naturally Relieve Sciatica Pain
If you have ever had sciatica pain, you know it's a frustrating thing to deal with. If you're wondering the best natural ways to get rid of your sciatica, this article is for you! In the video below, Dr. RJ Burr reviews what you need to know about sciatica, including a few simple tips on how to relieve this painful...
Do you have a bulging disc? Maybe you have symptoms of a bulging disc and are concerned you’re at risk of serious back issues. Regardless, you’re probably thinking are there bulging disc treatments or exercises I can perform on my own? The answer is YES!  In the video below, Dr. RJ Burr discusses exactly what you...