The Classic Ankle Sprain – How To Diagnose, Treat, And Avoid Reoccurrence

If you have rolled your ankle once, you are statistically more likely to have a second, third, fourth ankle injury. Seems kind of cruel and unfair, right? However, just because something is statistically true doesn’t mean it will actually be true for you. Don’t be a statistic. Know what happened, how to treat it, and how to buck the trend. Read more

Diastasis Recti: The Five Things You Need To Know About Abdominal Injury

This blog post is NOT a “you can do it!” rah-rah suggestion to “get your body back” and/or “drop that baby weight” for a flatter tummy, a bathing suit body, or any other ridiculous-ness. It is an explanation of how abdominal injury can occur during pregnancy, how it can be identified, why it can pose a risk to your long term health, and what you can do to prevent that. Read more

Why you don’t have sciatica

Sciatica is not a diagnosis; it is a broad, umbrella description of symptoms that one may experience when their sciatic nerve becomes irritated. More often than not, “sciatica” is what your medical professional tells you you have when they are too distracted, busy, or unskilled to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Read more

Foam Rolling – Mobility Work Or Masochism?

I find that many athletes think they need to use the foam roller as intensely as possible to produce the maximum amount of pain. After 30 seconds of pure agony, they put the foam roller back in the closet and consider themselves sufficiently “rolled” for the month. What a shame! If this describes you, you … Read more

Creaky Knees Due to Osteoarthritis

To exercise or not? If you clicked on this link you may be one of the millions of people in the United States that suffers from knee pain due to the development of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is by far the most common type of arthritis and it is estimated to affect 302 million people worldwide with … Read more

MY HIP IS KILLING ME

THE FIVE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF HIP PAIN AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. One of the most common areas that we treat as physical therapists is the hip. In fact, patients often complain of back or leg pain which is truly a result of hip dysfunction. It is easy to overlook how many structures … Read more

The Importance of Exercise for a Healthy and Strong Immune System

During times of uncertainty when life is constantly evolving, it can be difficult to know what you can do to stay healthy. Although social distancing and staying at home are the best practices, it is just as important nowadays to find ways to move your body and exercise. As long as you follow social distancing … Read more

What is a physical therapist, and how can they help me?

Although I love my profession, I have to admit that physical therapists are terrible at educating the public on what we actually do. I’ve heard people refer to me as anything from a personal trainer to a personal torturer. Although I have to admit it’s a clever spin on the abbreviation “PT”, we are neither … Read more

Swimmer’s Shoulder and Injury Prevention event

Happy Fall Swimmers! Just letting you know about an upcoming event I am putting on about Swimmer’s Shoulder and Injury Prevention for Master’s Swimmers and triathletes. The presentation and clinic this past spring went great, and I look forward to seeing some familiar faces again! When: Sunday Sept 30th 1:30 pm to 4:30 Sign up: … Read more

Jackson County Physical Therapy announces a partnership with Rogue TRI Performance.

Rogue TRI Performance – Triathlons • Running • Cycling Rogue TRI Performance’s Michael Gallagher (CSCS) offers Triathlon Training, Strength & Conditioning, Endurance training and Sports Nutrition, Triathlon Coaches We’re happy to announce a partnership with Rogue TRI Performance and Michael Gallagher (CSCS) for our patients that have returned to sport and are looking for that … Read more