If you have ever seen me as a patient, you might know that I favor a style of treatment called the McKenzie method of diagnosis. Never heard of this method? Fret Not! I’ll explain. It all started with a man named Robin McKenzie, who was initially a practitioner in New Zealand. In 1956 Robin was beginning treatment for an individual with low back pain that started in the gluteal region and went down his leg to his knee. This
Almost everyone has some sort of scar, whether it be from an injury, accident, or a silly mishap. Did you know that for those greater injuries or after surgery, the body can also scar internally?
I have always enjoyed being outside and have often found a little yard work to be a great way to get some exercise on the weekend. My yard work, however, was always limited to just that, a quick weekend project. Now that quarantine and pandemic are part of my daily vocabulary, gardening and yard work have almost become daily for me as well. You see, I live out in the woods in Fairview. We have beautiful native plants in
These are trying times for all of us, let’s face it. Even more challenging is the total lack of physical exercise that we are ALL suffering from. Personally, I went from exercising over an hour every day to being proud of myself for getting up and going to the fridge. What a change. Unfortunately, with increased sedentary lifestyle changes tends to come increased levels of pain. Of these increased pain, neck pain can be some of the most common and
With the cold winter weather coming around again, we can obviously expect to see some snow and ice in the coming weeks. If you are like me, you have had a “slippery” experience with winter weather before, but it is a time of the year that we can all overcome! Since winter can be as treacherous as it is beautiful, I wanted to share some tips to help you finish the season still intact. But first, a story! T’was the winter of 2017