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Effect of Radiofrequency Denervation on Pain Intensity Among Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

Radiofrequency denervation is a commonly used treatment for chronic low back pain, but high-quality evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. All participants received a 3-month standardized exercise program and psychological support if needed. Participants in the intervention group received radiofrequency denervation as well. This is usually a 1-time procedure, but the maximum number of treatments …

Why more people are paying cash for physical therapy

If you’ve ever had an injury or dealt with chronic pain, you probably followed a pretty traditional course of action to address it. You went to your primary care doctor and they sent you to the lab for x-rays, prescribed medication, or both. You may have gotten a referral to a specialist or even a …

How to Train Your Hamstrings

Recent recent shows that Hip-extension exercise selectively activates the biceps femoris long head, and the knee-flexion exercises, like Nordic Curl exercise, preferentially recruits the semitendinosus.So when you want to train the entire hamstring you need to pick exercises from both groups. When you want to be specific with your exercises because of certain condition, you …

Common Problems with Overhead Press

The Overhead Press requires a lot to perform safely and without injury. You need shoulder mobility and stability. You need thoracic mobility and lat flexibility. You need low back stability. Finally you also need mobility in your neck. If you not have all these prerequisites, you can end up with neck pain, shoulder pain, or …

My Doctor Says I need a Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis and Exercise“My Doctor says I need a knee replacement, so I don’t think exercises will help me” Words matter From my 30 year experience treating people with pain and teaching them about the need to exercise, I know now more than ever “that words matter”. The narratives we provide to explain or describe certain …

Squatting Safety

To avoid #backpain, #Hippain and #kneepain it is important to have a vertical bar path during #squatting to make sure the force of the weight is equally distributed. .This video shows that you want to have the weight over your mid foot for better balance and safety. If the bar path is too far forward, the center of gravity is forward …