As a PT, I often hear people saying they really don't know what physical therapy does, what kind of treatment or techniques a PT use and often even question why their doctor sent them for PT treatments.
To be honest, I think the physical therapy profession has been lackluster in promoting its benefits, at educating the population in regards to when seeking advice from a PT and at marketing themselves as movement specialists and as who should be the primary provider for musculoskeletal problem. For too long we have been considered an ancillary profession to the medical management of millions of patients, have been passive in being "fed" patients "by prescription only" by doctors, who many still have no clue what conditions we help with(once again, our profession fault's).
So without diverging because I could go on and on about the above, the following could help you figure out if physical therapy is something you just consider. This list of questions is far from being exhaustive.
That Chronic Elbow Pain Is fixable...You Don't Have To Live With It...And It Might Not Be Caused By What you Think It Is.
You probably have heard of Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis...and you might be suffering from it...even if you don't play tennis.
It is the number one reason to seek medical help when your elbow hurts and could have several causes.
It often occurs in the fourth decade of someone's life but truly can show up at any age.
You might have never heard of the longus colli...but weakness in that rather small strip of muscle tissue deep in the front of your neck could be causing your chronic neck pain...
Unless you do not reside in the United States and/or live under a rock, you likely have heard of the opioids epidemics affecting all parts of the country and all social classes.
It's start with a patient visiting their doctor because they have acute or chronic pain. For various reasons ( time constraint induced by healthcare system( another topic on its own), lack of assessment skills for this specific problem, ...), this patient and their physician decide to go for the easy band-aid solution: an opioid prescription is written and this patient is immediately on their way to the pharmacy, with high hopes that they will be back to 100% in just a few days...
No other alternative were discussed to address this pain and since the physician did not bring it up, the patient thinks it is also likely the best way to address their complaint...
And so could start the downward spiral of an opioid addiction...
If you or a loved one suffers from neck or shoulder pain, don't let it ruin your/their life. Stop procrastinating and fix it before things get worse! You could fix it by just reading this free ebook.
It's a fact: most people will at some point in there life experience acute low back pain. The way acute back pain treatment has been approached has changed and continues to change. If you or your loved one suffers from back pain, make sure you're being treated following the approach describes in this article. It's broad and general and does not specifically center on one diagnosis but there are great take home messages within it.
You will also find out that some common words used by healthcare practitioners can be very detrimental to someone's recovery. Challenge anyone that are still using these terms.
The human body is a wonderful piece of engineering that can be straight forward in understanding in some cases and at the same time difficult to figure out when trying to add all the pieces together. I m alluding to the interregional dependence of joints and soft tissues.
One such exemple is the role and effect hip internal rotation has on your lower back, your pelvis and your knee with very mundane activities, such as in walking, running, squatting... Internal Rotation (IR) mobility of your hips is for the most part overlooked by many in the medical and fitness field.
The lats are the biggest muscle covering your back. They insert on the front and inside of your humerus(arm bone), just below your shoulder. They originate on your iliac crest (pelvis) , your lower ribs, and thoracic vertebra 7-12, and also attach on your shoulder blade.
In addition to the knee pain report I last posted, I would like to share one technique that could help alleviate you knee pain. It is a self mobilization while moving your knee. A rotated tibia and fibula are fairly common and could be the cause of stress on different structures in your knee. Try this out. Please comment if you have any questions.
If you are a chronic knee pain sufferer, check out my new FREE report to learn more on what common mistakes people with knee pain often do and on what to start doing today to get rid of pain and stiffness.
For a more proactive way to address your knee pain, Call us at 4252814171 to take advantage of our free 20 minutes consultation and find out if you are the right fit for our services. We often help our patient with chronic knee pain feel better in 3-4 visits.
Do you suffer from chronic pain? Maybe you have been treated by different practitioners to address this disabling problem? Perhaps you've already seen a physical therapist and you saw some improvements and results but are still feeling a low grade ache in your back, neck, arm or leg...
Did the therapist you worked with assess your myofascial system?
On Learning To Listen, Shut Up, Take My Time & Be Different in the Current Healthcare Environment...A Different Kind of Physical Therapy in Seattle
This is my first blog post!
I want to officially welcome you to my blog and the new website for Butheau Physiotherapy. It has been a long time in the making and I could not be more proud of my little baby!
And I will start with something that is of actuality in the physical therapy world...I don't sugar coat things...I am not that kind of guy...
Pierre-Yves Butheau, MPT, CMP has been a physiotherapist for 19 years and has a passion for helping people move better, return from and prevent injuries, as well as improve their function and quality of life. He has a strong interest in addressing the root cause of and treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions while educating his patients with the knowledge to manage their conditions and prevent recurrence. Pierre also has a niche in treating Bell's palsy and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.