Wish List

It is that time of year when you look back at the successes, failures, good times, bad times, and the things you’ve learned in the past year. For me, this is my time to reflect on how I can make next year even better. In my profession, I must admit I have some biases and beliefs about fitness, prevention, health, and healing. Given enough time and resources I would love to think that my profession Read more…

Functional Dry Needling Course 1

Let’s start off by saying few courses have completely changed the way I practice. The SFMA was one of them. Training=rehab was another. And now FDN. I’ve never experienced a more powerful tool when used correctly. I want to praise the instructors and course developers because I’ve never felt more prepared to carry a technique into the clinic day one. The purpose of this blog is to review this course. The next blog will be Read more…

Developmental Kinesiology – Eyes, Hands, and Neck

In my last blog, I spoke about the developmental process and went on to discuss how breathing can be an excellent entry into the exercise realm as well as a good core activator. In this particular blog I want to discuss my sons other early developments and  how this can help facilitate the rehabilitation process. Lets review some early developments and some integrated reflexes. Month 1: -Begins to lift head when on stomach (prone). – Read more…

Developmental Kinesiology-Breathing

I’ve recently had the pleasure of watching my newborn son grow and develop. I’ve been amazed by how fast this happens and how quickly skills are acquired. I’ve decided to start a blog series based off of this development and how it applies to my practice and core concepts in rehabilitation today. This blog in particular seeks to introduce developmental milestones, spend time on the first milestone, breathing, and describe what happens when things go Read more…

Review of Training=Rehab, Rehab=Training

Training =Rehab, Rehab=Training This weekend I had the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best as we discussed screening, correction, and principles of training and rehab. Charlie Weingroff as well as local wunderkinds Patrick Ward and Jimmy Yuan were on hand to work hands on through these principles. I learned a ton from this course. Especially useful was the hands-on section and the ability to consult with the instructor one on one. Charlie Read more…

Direct Access

Did you know that physical therapy is direct access? This means that you do not need a prescription to receive physical therapy in the state of Arizona. You can walk through our doors, make an appointment, and receive the care you deserve. Many people feel that they need to have a referral before they can come into therapy. This can be true depending on their insurance policy – however we can check these benefits for Read more…

Why you shouldn’t wear Danskos:

I see patients with foot pain daily. The vast majority fall into two occupations: postal workers, or nurses (or within the employ of a hospital). This blog is aimed more for the healthcare profession, however, both these professions (and many others) are on their feet for many long hours every working day. They naturally search for footwear which are comfortable, easy on the feet, and stylish if at all possible. The hospital employed crowd turns Read more…

We are cars.

I’ve had a slough of patients that have asked how the whole picture of physical therapy fits into their specific rehab. I’ve had patients ask why I am treating their hips when it’s their shoulders and back that are hurting. This blog is an attempt at my response to them – it begins with a muddled concept of the ‘core’ and ends in a long and most likely unclear picture of the human body as Read more…

How is your foot pain different?

Chronic foot pain is extremely common and vastly misunderstood when it comes to rehabilitation. When it comes down to returning to prior activities, the prognosis is mixed. When it comes to a rehab model, a variety of options are available for treatment. So with all the options and treatments available, why aren’t patients getting better? I think the answer lies in the fact that not all foot pain is created equally. When it comes to Read more…

Grand Opening

Please join us for our grand opening! This Friday March 16th From 4-8PM. Food, drinks, tours, meet and greet, technique demonstration, networking opportunities, giveaways and much more!   We look forward to seeing you there!