Physical Therapy Can Impact the Opioid Epidemic

Recently, an article in the Boston Globe was brought to my attention by a patient of mine. It was in reference to opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts. “The report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that nearly a quarter of overdose deaths in a five-year period occurred among people, mostly men, who work in … Continue reading Physical Therapy Can Impact the Opioid Epidemic

The Low Back Pain Epidemic: PART II

Where the heck is my back pain coming from? What I was taught in PT school was that back pain was mechanical. It was coming from a muscle imbalance, tight hamstrings, tissue damage, a weak core, an unstable lumbar spine, etc. This directed treatment around a biomedical approach.

A Look Back- 1 Year

As year one comes to a close, I have had time to look back and reflect. What a year it has been! If you had asked me 2 years ago if I thought I would ever want to open my own clinic, I would have laughed and said, “...absolutely not”. I was convinced that I would be working under someone else for the rest of my life versus becoming a small business owner. Little did I know, my future would look very different.

“So, do you take insurance?”

“So, do you take insurance?” This is one of the most common questions that a new patient asks me. My answer is no, I am not contracted by any insurance companies. However, if your plan has out-of-network benefits, your treatment may have the potential to be reimbursed.   Why is this such a common question? … Continue reading “So, do you take insurance?”

The Neck Pain Epidemic Part II: What to do about YOUR neck pain?

There are plenty of self treatment strategies and ideas that I give to many of my patients to treat their pain. One of the most important things that every patient should know about PT is the 99:1 Rule. The time spent in the clinic accounts for 1%, The other 99% is the time spent making positive changes on your symptoms. That 99% holds much more value than any time spent with your therapist. Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks to fix neck pain and optimize your 99%.